I might be showing my age when I say I remember the Mars bar advertising slogan "a Mars a day lets you work, rest and play" but I think it is a perfect way of describing what a balanced lifestyle is, in terms of mental wellbeing. I would like to propose that disabled people need … Continue reading Disabled People Can Work, Rest and Play
As someone who has tried a whole range of water sports throughout my life and as someone who can not swim unaided, I have gained the understanding that an important component of any lifejacket is the crotch strap(s). The strap(s) are important because they stop the jacket from riding up and potentially going off in … Continue reading Lifejackets need crotch straps
I have a passion from watersports and I have been a water baby since well I was a baby! So getting the chance to spend a week in a wetsuit doing something I really enjoy is a dream come true and this is exactly what I am doing this week, windsurfing in Belguim, having my … Continue reading My week in Water
Now the real summer is upon us, I can think about doing some watersports including maybe surfing in Newquay. Beaches and lakes can be great fun but as something who finds it hard to walk barefoot in anything but carpet or smooth surfaces, moving around can be an uncomfortable experience. This is where I can … Continue reading The godsend of wetsuit booties
While the weather is nice at the moment, for the last day of June, it is not what I would call a properly summer when we can really enjoy the benefits and even the pitfalls of the sun like in so many other countries. If this is global warming than the UK is getting a … Continue reading Will we ever get a proper summer?
Next week I am treating myself to a day at the spa. Since my holiday at Christmas, I had been working hard, very hard, with a lot of things in the pipeline. I do not want a full holiday but I do need something to recharge my batteries and I think this may do the … Continue reading A day at the spa
I work very hard and so I need a level and type of leisure that matches it, and water based sports seem to hit the spot, especially if it involves actually getting wet. I can therefore argue that my time in wetsuits over the years have probably been my happiest. My current screensaver on my … Continue reading My time in wetsuits
I believe that swimming is the most accessible and inclusive sporting activity on the planet as with the right equipment and support, anyone can enjoy swimming in their own way even it is just being in the water. I sadly fear swimming in the UK has become less fashionable than it used to be with … Continue reading Can we attract people back to swimming?
About 10 years ago I tried olympic style wrestling and even competed in non-disabled competitions. While I was not the best, I tried and I enjoyed it, it was also good to just try something because I could and it was great being a part of a non disabled event. I still have my wrestling leotards … Continue reading Could I try wrestling again?
Many readers may know I love doing all kinds of watersports, any activity that involves wearing a wetsuit or drysuit. However, the downside to watersports for many disabled people in getting into the wetsuit or drysuit.Over the years, I have tried and worn many types of wetsuits, especially as I own quite a few, and … Continue reading Disability, wetsuits and drysuits