Hi Gang! I apologise for my absence but I’ve been just trying to get my barings with all the upheaval in a short space of time. I have moved from my temporary property in Porthcawl back to Kenfig Hill, temporarily living in a respite Center for people with learning difficulties. My previous property was great … Continue reading Me and My Disability: July 2021 update
This outfit is inspired by none other than the fabulous Demi Lovato! Since the end of 2020 and the start of 2021 Demi has revived late 90’s and early 2000’s chic, otherwise known as #Y2K. Now what exactly is that you may ask? Well here’s the definition from The Editoralist.com: Technically, Y2K covers the late … Continue reading The Fashion and Beauty Corner: Three easy looks – Y2K Fashion/Casual Fashion/Formal Fashion
The way I see it…… In a “world” that tells you:Life is hardChange is hardYou are broken You have to cope and manage stress, anxiety and depression for the rest of your life. Did you know, we ALL are fundamentally well? We all have the capacity for innate resilience now. I am sure no one told you that. In a “world” that tells you:Eat this, … Continue reading The Mental Health and Well-being Corner: Increasing your emotional bandwidth by Lynn C MacDonald
If you want your Catheter to last it’s 10 -12 week life cycle without any blockages, follow my five tips. *Disclaimer I am not a doctor but a catheter user myself* Drink a tall glass of warm water to flush through any sediment that builds up in the pipe overnight. To stop your catheter balloon … Continue reading Me and My Disability: Catheter Care Tips
I watched the Harvey price documentary this morning about his transition into Adulthood and the tough choices Katie Price (Harvey’s mum) has to make about the next stage in her sons life. I loved that Harvey was involved in the whole process of finding his perfect residential college. I was disgusted to learn that Katie … Continue reading Me and My Disability: My thoughts on the Katie Price, Harvey and Me Documentary
*Again for comedy purposes only* Pass a drugs test - I am on wayyyy too much morphine for that to happen.Bunge jump or sky dive - people with cerebral palsy aren’t covered by insurance companies when skydiving and yet people think it’s okay to blast me with radiation that could leave me with Spider-Man powers … Continue reading Me and My disability: Things I can’t do because of my disability.
*This is for comedy purposes only* Eat a hobnob and pee in a bag at the same time.Skip queues.Take legal morphine and fly high as a kite. I have a key that opens all Uk toilets.Make cripple jokes about myself. Never needing to replace the sole on a shoe.Always have attractive Carers/medical staff.Have an encyclopaedic … Continue reading Me and My disability: Things I can do that other able bodied people can’t.
Hello my lovelies, A lot of you have been asking about my housing situation. For those new to my blog, I am waiting for my local authority to find me my own accessible property. Well, unfortunately due to the bloody Coronavirus everything has stopped housing wise (like everything else) To my internet pals who’ve been … Continue reading Me and my disability: Housing update and life over the festive period.
N Here's a bit of sweater weather inspiration. I hope you like it! If you want to know where to purchase any of these outfits go to http://www.ShopLook.com/authorrachelm Enjoy the autumnal delights before Jack Frost makes an appearance. I know we're limited in places we can go why not try some of these? Make a … Continue reading Fashion: Sweater Weather inspiration and things to do to while away the autumn days
On Monday night just as the final player on The Chase was doing the cash builder round, our whole street had a power cut. This meant my stairlift and hoists weren’t working as well as the heating and the cooker so the carers couldn’t put me to bed and we couldn’t cook any food. The … Continue reading Me and my disability: Power cut in Pyle