Product Reviews

Here are articles about some products I have come across that could well improve your quality of life. I hope thay will also help to eliminate some stress. As well as helping people with MS I hope they will be useful for people with other physical  disabilities. Many of these products can be bought from Amazon. Click on the picture for more details.

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Products for Inside

Here are articles on items that may well help you inside the house. Click HERE to see the options

Products for Outside

Here are articles on items that may well help you in the garden, travel and information about mobility scooters. I would like to point out that I am not an agent for Travelscoot, just a very enthusiastic and happy owner of one. Click HERE to see the options

Reviews

These are places to visit. They are based in and around London, that is where I live. I will try to write some for other places. If you are going somewhere do phone up in advance.  For example some of the small London theatres are not able to cope for people with walking problems. Click HERE to see the options

I hope they will make you feel more independent, even give you a better quality of life. They might even help you to do things that you thought were not possible.

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FCAROLYN silk eye patch

FCAROLYN silk eye patch

Double vision is possibly my biggest hidden disability. In April 2015 it reached a critical point. My optician could no longer correct the problem using prisms in my glasses. He came up with an ingenious solution that still I use today but it requires specific glasses frames. I recently discovered the FCAROLYN Silk Eye Patch […]

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Mobility scooter needs a bus permit

Mobility scooter needs a bus permit

In late July as I was getting onto a bus at High Wycombe the Arriva bus driver said “The mobility scooter needs a bus permit. Can I see it” Arriva are responsible for running all the buses in the towns close to where I live. I have to use the buses because double vision makes driving […]

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Two stories using my Travelscoot

Two stories using my Travelscoot

I have owned a TravelScoot since 2010. Here are two stories using my Travelscoot. Just in case you didn’t know the Travelscoot is the lightest mobility scooter, has a unique design and is practical in so many ways. Two stories using my Travelscoot It is known affectionately as The Trike. Everywhere I go The Trike […]

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Walking frame net bag

Walking frame net bag

I have to use a two wheeled walker to help me move around the house on the first floor. If I don’t use one I can’t walk and I fall over – so it’s a no brainer. I do not want to carry anything that does not fit in my pockets. This makes life a […]

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Flying with a significant mobility problems

Flying with a significant mobility problems

Flying with significant mobility problems is not an issue, trust me. There is plenty of assistance at hub airports and it is there to help. I have done a shed load of flights as a disabled person. In 2008 I was at Gatwick doing an enormous walk to the departure gate and I fell over. […]

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Totally unrestricted and able to move easily

Totally unrestricted and able to move easily

There was a wonderful time when I had felt totally unrestricted and able to move easily. Even on the fateful day in 1995 when the consultant diagnosed me with multiple sclerosis I was just a normal guy. Multiple sclerosis, I had never heard of it. I had to look it up in an encyclopaedia and […]

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I love my Taotronics LED desk lamp

I love my Taotronics LED desk lamp

I bought a Taotronics light over a year ago and I have not broken it yet; that is a good start.. It is an energy-saving and eco-friendly lamp.  I guess these features make up for the terrible title to this blog so if you have read this much you might read the rest of the […]

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Reasons why I enjoy my Travelscoot

Reasons why I enjoy my Travelscoot

I first saw a Travelscoot in the summer of 2010. Straight away I knew it was going to be the ideal solution for me. By then multiple sclerosis had limited my walking to the extent that I struggled to walk more than a mile. Up until then I had managed with a manual wheelchair but […]

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Bike Phone Holder For A Smartphone

Bike Phone Holder For A Smartphone

This clever device is designed for use on bicycles. The good news is that it also fits onto my Travelscoot. I’m sure it will fit onto any other mobility scooter and probably onto electric wheel chairs as well. The Bike Phone Holder for smart phones is really useful for people who use mobility devices and want […]

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Saddle stool to move around in the kitchen

Saddle stool to move around in the kitchen

I suffer from advancedmultiple sclerosis and I can walk or stand unaided. I need to use a variable height saddle stool. Now I can easily move around in the kitchen. What a change it has made to my life. Now I can sit on the saddle stool to move around in the kitchen doing jobs that […]

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Red Telescopic Anti-Shock Hiking Walking Stick

Red Telescopic Anti-Shock Hiking Walking Stick

This is a simple and sturdy Red Telescopic Anti-Shock Hiking Walking Stick. It is telescopic so you can also use it as a walking pole. It has a non slip handle that means it is easy to hold it as a walking stick. There is strap that you can put round your wrist so you cannot […]

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Perching Stool with Arm Rests and Padded Back

Perching Stool with Arm Rests and Padded Back

As my multiple sclerosis progresses so more and more equipment is scattered about the house. At the moment I am the proud owner of two rollators, a mobility scooter, a two-wheeled walker, double banisters on the stairs and a wet room. OK I share the wet room with The Wife but it is a necessity […]

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I use incontinence pads

I use incontinence pads

Oooo, this is a difficult subject It is something I had to man-up to quite seriously several years ago. I have had bladder problems since I was a young man, multiple sclerosis has a lot to answer for 🙁 Nowadays I use incontinence pads because of the irritable bladder. I only wear normal underwear The […]

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OXO Good Grips POP Containers

OXO Good Grips POP Containers

OXO Good Grips kitchen products are well designed items for people to use in the kitchen. The OXO Good Grips POP Containers is another excellent example. Even better they really do make life easier for people who have physical disabilities. Is it a struggle to get the lid onto so many airtight plastic boxes? Then it […]

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I Need A Two Wheeled Walking Frame

I Need A Two Wheeled Walking Frame

I have come to the conclusion that I need a Two Wheeled Walking Frame. Coming to this conclusion did not make me feel happy. Would a zimmerframe mean that I would be less likely to fall over? Am I a step closer to always needing to use a wheelchair? Is this another tipping point on my journey […]

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Tall Ship Boat Sailing Holiday

Tall Ship Boat Sailing Holiday

I recently had a week away on a Tall Ship Boat Sailing Holiday. It was an exciting experience, truly memorable. Organised by the Jubilee Sailing Trust the boat, called the Lord Nelson, is designed and built for people with a physical disability. There were 50 people on board, including the regular crew, varying in age […]

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Zinger battery powered lightweight wheelchair

Zinger battery powered lightweight wheelchair

The Zinger battery powered lightweight wheelchair is fun to use.  It’s small nippy and a new concept. It can be used both indoors and outside The Zinger is comfortable and it’s manoeuvrable; it can literally turn on a sixpence piece. The armrests on a zinger are optional. The basic model has no handle bar so […]

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Di Blasi R30 Folding Mobility Scooter

Di Blasi R30 Folding Mobility Scooter

A mobility scooter that folds up on the press of a button. It seems a genuine novelty but the Di Blasi R30 Folding Mobility Scooter is not the only one on the market. Click here to find out more about it. I like the 1930’s style and the large wheels so it can go over […]

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Essential Extras For The Topro Troja Rollator

Essential Extras For The Topro Troja Rollator

The Topro Troja rollator is a reliable walker if you have difficulty with balance Maybe you find walking difficult or struggle carrying items such as a plate of food. I have used these rollators for several years. I’m a happy customer. I am going to tell you about some essential extras for the Topro Troja […]

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Be a Garlic Crusher With A Rocker

Be a Garlic Crusher With A Rocker

Be a garlic crusher with a rocker though the experts say you should chop garlic. Well try a Joseph Joseph Garlic Rocker that’s all well and good saying you should chop garlic but they ain’t got my problems. No I definitely find it easier to crush garlic with a rocker. Even The Wife says its […]

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Standard High Vision Reading Light

Standard High Vision Reading Light

The Standard High Vision Reading Light is a white high-vision floor-standing lamp. The low energy bulbs create a near day-light effect. This makes them very good for reading as well as a study light. Reading a book is now so much easier and enjoyable. The light bulbs give day-light lighting and this eases eyestrain. Ideal if you have […]

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Game Using Only Dice And No Board

Game Using Only Dice And No Board

Game using only dice and no board. Its a classic South American variation of liar dice. Its called Perudo. An exciting dice game of skill and luck. This is a game of bluff, knowing the odds certainly helps. You are trying to guess or workout how many dice of a certain combination are hidden. Is it true or […]

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Long handled Leaf Collector

Long handled Leaf Collector

Use the Long Handled Lead Collector to keep the lawn and patio clear of fallen leaves and you will not even need to bend over. The two large plastic grabbers It makes collecting fallen leaves, cut grass and other garden debris easy. The design of the two large flat scoops makes the removal of garden rubbish so […]

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One Way Flextendable Drinking Straws

One Way Flextendable Drinking Straws

One Way Flextendable Drinking Straws This is a pack of 15 flexible drinking straws, they can be made longer and have a one-way valve. One Way Flextendable Drinking Straws These long flexible drinking straws have one big advantage, the liquid stays in the straw when you stop sucking. There is a valve in the base which […]

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Man’s Belt Bag or Phone Pouch

Man’s Belt Bag or Phone Pouch

Solution to a problem My problem is simple. How do I carry my Functional Electrical Stimulator (FES)? So many people with multiple sclerosis have foot drop and must use a FES. I think Man’s Belt Bag or Phone Pouch is an ideal solution. I use a dual channel FES. It is big; 15 cm tall, 8 cm wide […]

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High Vision Reading Light for the Desk

High Vision Reading Light for the Desk

The Desktop Reading Light is a high vision reading light, ideal for the desktop. The flickerfree bulbs create a near daylight effect, making it very good for reading, writing or studying especially if your sight is not perfect. The strong clear light allows you to read and concentrate for longer. If your vision is not 20/20 then […]

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Bananagrams Game

Bananagrams Game

Bananagrams game  This is a fast and fun word game that is easy to play. No need for a board, pencil or paper just a small flat space big enough to build up a cross word of the letters. Ideally Bananagrams game is a game for two people but more can play. It is an immensely enjoyable game […]

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PURElite 3 in 1 Magnifying Lamp

PURElite 3 in 1 Magnifying Lamp

PURElite 3 in 1 Magnifying Lamp can be used as a floor lamp, a table lamp or a clip-on lamp.  The bulbs of the multipurpose lamp create a near daylight effect. This makes them excellent for reading and as a study light. It offers natural light as well as magnification. And best of all, long […]

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Aidapt Wood Button Hook or Zipper

Aidapt Wood Button Hook or Zipper

The Aidapt Wood Button Hook or Zipper is a handy device for doing-up buttons and pulling a zip up or down. Its easy to use, there is a loop at one end for buttons and a hook at the other for zips. The button loop simply passes through the button hole and clips around the button which […]

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TGA Launches Lighter Mobility Scooter

TGA Launches Lighter Mobility Scooter

Building on the nationwide popularity of the Minimo range of folding mobility scooters, TGA launches a lighter mobility scooter the Minimo Plus for even greater levels of independence and transportablity. This latest version of the Minimo Plus is easier to lift, provides an upgraded driving experience and delivers additional safety. Its advanced lightweight design combines the compact […]

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Bath or Shower Locking Suction Cup Handles

Bath or Shower Locking Suction Cup Handles

Sometimes when I climbed into a bath I just knew it is going to be difficult to get out. Then my disease progressed and I needed help with balance and standing up in the shower. The shower is in the bath so I had to climb into the bath first of all. How did I […]

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Non Slip Outdoor Step

Non Slip Outdoor Step

The Non Slip Outdoor Step is is a practical and clever idea. It instantly reduces the height of a step. The non slip outdoor step is ideal for giving you that little bit of added help when tackling large doorsteps. Its allowing you to take two smaller steps rather than struggling with one large step. All […]

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Should A Mobility Scooter Be Insured?

Should A Mobility Scooter Be Insured?

Sould a mobility scooter be insured? The simple answer is yes but it is not a legal requirement. Always check your insurance, sometimes household insurance can be sufficient. There have been a small number of cases where uninsured people have lost their homes after being sued for negligence after injuring people with their scooter. Don’t let it […]

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Wood and Fabric Hand Fan

Wood and Fabric Hand Fan

Swish a Black Wood and Fabric Hand Fan gently in front of your face; it creates a gentle breeze that will make you feel cooler. Elegant solution Using a Black Wood and Fabric Hand Fan exudes an elegant style so you keep cool while everyone else is getting too hot. I think a folding fan is an excellent […]

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Tens Electrode Pads for an FES

Tens Electrode Pads for an FES

Try Tens Electrode pads for an FES. I use 2″ x 2″ 5 x 5cm 50 x 50mm pads and these are suitable to be used with the ODSTOCK FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation). Place then on the skin where the electrical stimulation is to take place. A nerve is stimulated and that becomes a message to make the muscle […]

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Digging up weeds should be an easy job

Digging up weeds should be an easy job

Use a Fiskars Weed Puller and now digging up weeds should be an easy job. Lets be honest, bending down to dig up weeds is not enjoyable gardening. Now you can do it while standing up. This must be a better solution. Could it be called fun gardening? As we all know weeds just appear out of […]

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