I am going to put my hand up and confuse that I am indeed a Know-it-all, but I am in a way. The thing is it is not about what I know from memory, although I am pretty good at that, it is about the fact I am always been very good at using Google … Continue reading Being a Know It All
In my daydreams, I am always ponding on how this government and society could be improved for the benefit on everyone but in a way that is cost effective. I get frustrated at what I see as the waist of money I see by the fact issues are dealt with separately rather than brought together to … Continue reading Bring Everything Together
This week I am in Budapest in Hungary and this is certainly one of my favourite cities, next to London. I have regarded it as the Central European version of London since it is so big. I first visited Budapest in 1993 on a disabled exchange trip, and I have been back many times for work … Continue reading I Love Budapest
As someone with mild bipolar, I have needed to understand my moods more than most. A mood for me goes beyond the basic feelings and its about how calm, relaxed, energetic, depressed or frustrated we are at this moment and in what direction our moods is heading.It is then able understanding how our mood is affected … Continue reading Understanding our moods
Over the last few months I am been using Wikipedia more and more, and discovering what a wonderful and amazing resource it is. While it may not be fully comprehensive and accurate on absolutely everything, it is just incredible the breath of articles it has. It is indeed a concise guide to life, the University … Continue reading The wonders of Wikipedia
I feel to solve the problem of an increase in the demand for social care because of the increase in people living longer, it is essential that social care is made into something that is normal. Right now, social care is something seen as just for 'the elderly', 'the disabled' and 'carers', and something people do not … Continue reading Making Social Care Normal
As well as wanting to own my voice as my representative, user led charities and other disabled people have wanted to control what I can and can not say, in the name of the movement as disabled people like being disabled meant you were an automatic member of an extremist cult whether you liked it or … Continue reading Trying to control my voice
I remember being called severely disabled in the 80s and early 90s but not since them. One reason for this as been that the complexity of cerebral palsy in younger people has increased, due to better survival rates at birth, and so relevantly my impairment has began milder. So I am very interested to here … Continue reading Severely disabled again?
In my early 20s windsurfing was something I wanted to try but I had assumed was not possible. I had problems standing on solid ground and so how on earth could I balance on a board? But I love getting wet and so I tried it anyway, having one to one lessons. Then as I … Continue reading Windsurfing on my Bum
When it comes of disabled people and enterprise, the current thinking seems to be big small. They are not encouraged to set up a business, with the desire of world domination, but rather social enterprises, which appears to be seem as "a good try" with very low expectations of succeed placed upon it.Social Enterprises are … Continue reading Why must disabled people think small?