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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Amazon can issue VAT refunds on eligible items dispatched and sold by Amazon to customers who are registered disabled or chronically ill. Find out more.

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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Unplanned flight incidents for my Travelscoot

Unplanned flight incidents for my Travelscoot

I think I’ve got a problem sorted then something happens and no amount of planning I do can possibly predict this. I have just returned from a five-week trip to Australia with seven flights. Call two of them problematic 🙁 just unplanned flight incidents for my TravelScoot. My mobility scooter was damaged by an airline twice […]

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Getting air miles with my Travelscoot

Getting air miles with my Travelscoot

I am the proud owner of a TravelScoot lightweight folding mobility scooter. I have my scooter safely on over 75 flights. There are simple rules to follow that will significantly reduce the chances of damage to the precious scooter. Unfortunately accidents can happen. Here are a few simple precautions that you need to take. Getting […]

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VELA Salsa sit-stand chair

VELA Salsa sit-stand chair

People have sat on something since they descended from the trees. A three legged stool is probably the earliest form of seat furniture, no back or arm rests and always stable though not necessarily level. The Vela Salsa sit-stand chair is at the opposite end of the spectrum. I want to tell you why the […]

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handSteady drinking mug

handSteady drinking mug

Do you have such a severe tremor  that drinking from a normal cup is difficult?  If you are unlucky enough to have a tremor in the arms weak wrists or  weak hands? If that is the case then a handSteady drinking mug could be the solution. Incidentally it will also help if you have difficulty […]

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Ideal solution to an FES problem

Ideal solution to an FES problem

My problem is simple. How do I safely carry my Functional Electrical Stimulator (FES)? So many people with multiple sclerosis have foot drop and must use a FES to help with walking. I think Man’s Sports Waist Mobile Phone Pouch (Brown) keeps the FES is safe, secure as Idewell as easy to access. I honestly would not be […]

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Universal Holder For A Smartphone

Universal Holder For A Smartphone

Almost all of us are addicted to or owner of a smart phones I find the Google Maps utility very useful especially when going to places in London on The Trike. It is very easy to attach the Universal Holder for a Smartphone to a Travelscoot and now it is indispensable. Addicted, no, I just love some gadgets. […]

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Trabasack Curved Lap Tray and Bag

Trabasack Curved Lap Tray and Bag

Trabasack Curved LapTray and Bag is designed for use on a wheelchair. Its a new concept, beanbag lap tray that you carriy like a bag and use it on your lap whenever you need it. The tray inventor is a wheelchair user who fully understands what is necessary to make it useful. You could say it […]

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Disabled man flies to Prague

Disabled man flies to Prague

I went Prague for a RADAR-CNS conference. I flew with British Airways from London Heathrow airport. When you have mobility problems then travelling anywhere is never easy. Something somewhere is bound to go wrong. Disabled man flies to Prague has a few interesting twists. Nothing is straight forward. There is never any problem riding The […]

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Dragon Dictation Software

Dragon Dictation Software

Over the last couple of years MS has stolen the dexterity from my fingers. Years ago I tried to teach myself touch typing with no success. My finger tips are numb, thanks MS, so I can’t feel the bar on the keyboard for the letters J and F. I struggled on, typing was horribly erratic […]

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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.  I recently discovered the FCAROLYN Eye Patch. I think the FCAROLYN silk eye patch is such a good solution for double vision. 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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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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Saddle stool to move around in the kitchen

Saddle stool to move around in the kitchen

I suffer from advanced multiple sclerosis and I cannot walk or stand unaided. I use a variable height saddle stool, it makes my life so much easier. Now I can easily move around in the kitchen. What a change it has made to my life. Now I can 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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Wobble Cushion

Wobble Cushion

I bought a Wobble Cushion in 2012. My balance was much better then than it is now in 2016 multiple sclerosis has killed off my walking and sense of balance.. Nowadays I cannot walk unaided. So what is a wobble cushion? The best description is to imagine a rubber cushion filled with air and it is made […]

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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

Think of a game using only dice and no board, they are few and far between. Here is a game using only dice and no board. It is 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. […]

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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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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 flicker free bulbs create a near daylight effect and this means it is 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 […]

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Bananagrams Game

Bananagrams Game

Bananagrams game 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 for two people but more can play. It is an immensely enjoyable game of words. Educational […]

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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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