My emotions and feelings

I can get emotional about things. Its not a case of breaking into tears or pulling my hair out. I do have very strong feelings expecially where I see an injustice.

I have tried to record the events that I think need to be highlighted and I hope they will be of interest to you. You might think some of them are trivial. Some of them might be of no interest to you. They are matters that affect me one way or another

Sometimes I want a bit of stress

Sometimes I want a bit of stress

We can all recall moments when stress has got the better of us. Moments of bad stress might include road rage, trolley rage, package rage and even computer rage. All caused by heightened anger or frustration. Sometimes I want a bit of stress. Sometimes I want a bit of stress Stress like this lasts for […]

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The Highwayman in Berkhamsted

The Highwayman in Berkhamsted

The Highwayman in Berkhamsted used to be a Blanc Brasserie restaurant, it catered for people who use a wheelchair admirably. There was a good disabled loo at pavement level. The dining area is over half a dozen steps lower than the entrance but there was a lift for wheelchair users to get to the dining […]

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Reunited With My Scooter

Reunited With My Scooter

Man is reunited with his lifeline scooter A father has credited the power of social media with helping to reunite him with his ‘lifeline’ mobility scooter after it was was snatched by thieves. Patrick Burke’s three-wheeled scooter vanished from outside Berkhamsted’s Quaker House last Tuesday evening (9 June 2015) – but thanks to his daughter […]

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Feeling Frustrated, Lost my Temper

Feeling Frustrated, Lost my Temper

MS is a personal disease, different for everyone. No matter how much you try to explain only an MSer can truly appreciate it. There are subtle changes to the mental state of mind. Claustrophobia, clumsiness, feeling frustrated and even stupidity can occur. The physical situation will invariably deteriorate during the day. Sometimes it all gets […]

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Berkhamsted station is step-free

Berkhamsted station is step-free

At long last the lifts at Berkhamsted station are working. It is a step free station.. The lifts were opened to the public on Friday 13 March. It has been an awfully long wait. They started the building work in early 2014 and it was finished by January 2015. People had been seen going up and […]

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Its the little things

Its the little things

Do people really know what it is like to have a progressive physical disability? What took a couple of seconds now takes me a couple of minutes or more. People see me around town I’m always cheerful and positive when people see me in town or at networking meetings. It’s what goes on behind the […]

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Another Rant, this time Arriva buses

Another Rant, this time Arriva buses

On Tuesday 1st October I had to catch a bus from Aylesbury to Berkhamsted. Arriva buses operate this service, the 500 bus. As I was about to get on the 17.25 bus the driver said that he would not allow me on because there was no space for my mobility scooter. I was told to […]

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Stuck in the middle – a press release

Stuck in the middle – a press release

This press release tells the story of a disabled person (me) going to an MS Society meeting at Hatfield house but the station is not step free. Their handouts gave directions from the railway station. This scenario  is difficult to believe in the 21st century. MS sufferer stuck on train platform when trying to attend […]

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Railway stations and access for the disabled

Railway stations and access for the disabled

Not enough railway stations provide step free access for the disabled. The problem Almost all the British railway system was built before disabled people existed in the public eye. When the stations were originally built lifts did not exist and disabled people were not in the mindset. If you wanted to get across the railway […]

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A rant

A rant

If you are travelling by train from London Euston to Berkhamsted you must go down about 14 steps and then a steep slope to get out of the station. I am disabled and must use my mobility scooter (a Travelscoot).  The steps make life impossible for me to get out of the station if I […]

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