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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I will always love my Travelscoot mobility scooter

I will always love my Travelscoot mobility scooter

I have owned a Travelscoot mobility scooter for ten years and it is still fun to ride. I have not seen another mobility scooter that is as versatile or manoeuvrable. As I cruise along the pavement, I see pedestrians eyeing up my scooter and they always look envious. Even after 10 years I still love […]

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Topro Troja Rollator

Topro Troja Rollator

The Topro Troja Rollator is a robust and reliable 4 wheeled walker. It is recommended to many multiple sclerosis sufferers who do not find walking easy and have poor balance. I have advanced MS and suffer from both these problems. I love this rollator because it is well designed, light as well as robust. Also […]

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Our garden creates positive moments for us

Our garden creates positive moments for us

28 May 2020. Every cloud has a silver lining. Our garden creates positive moments for us. Since early March there has been an enormous cloud hanging over this country. This cloud forced our little niche business to close. The Wife is responsible for looking after up to half a dozen dogs each day while the […]

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Joseph Joseph Chop2pot Folding Chopping Board

Joseph Joseph Chop2pot Folding Chopping Board

Recently someone gave me a Chop2Pot folding chopping board as a present. I use it whenever I am preparing food to cook. The biggest advantage for me is I use it to transfer food from a large and heavy wooden chopping board to the cooking pot. I am clumsy and moving hot pots and pans […]

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Ideal solution to an FES problem

Ideal solution to an FES problem

I must carry my Functional Electrical Stimulator (FES) and it is quite bulky. Yup, I suffer from multiple sclerosis and like so many others I have foot drop. I use a FES to help me with walking but how do I carry it so it is safe, secure and easy to access? A Man’s Sports […]

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HANDYSCOOT™ Lightweight travel mobility scooter

HANDYSCOOT™  Lightweight travel mobility scooter

Have you ever thought of buying a HandyScoot™ lightweight travel mobility scooter? Perhaps you are recovering from a medical procedure or maybe you just need help getting around because your walking is not so good these days.  Not all mobility scooters are the same. The purchase of any lightweight travel mobility scooter is a significant […]

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Discounted theatre tickets for disabled people

Discounted theatre tickets for disabled people

Almost every British theatre offers discounted tickets for disabled people. Basically the carer gets in for free. I have seen excellent productions as well as extremely good actors via this scheme. This opportunity of discounted tickets for disabled people is available all  over the UK. If you can show that you are disabled then your […]

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Our 40th wedding anniversary

Our 40th wedding anniversary

40 years and still happily married even though multiple sclerosis is the fly in the ointment. The Wife decided we would go away to celebrate the occasion. Somewhere relaxing, not too demanding but a bit of a blast. We decided on a week long holiday for our 40th wedding anniversary. She really wanted to go […]

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Luton Central railway station

Luton Central railway station

Luton is a large town in Bedfordshire with a population of over 210,000. Luton Central railway station is busy with five platforms and about 12 trains an hour stopping there. Lots of London commuters use Luton Central railway station. Just recently I visited the Luton campus of Bedfordshire University to give a talk to 2nd […]

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Have you tried using a Knork?

Have you tried using a Knork?

I have slowly been losing sensation in the fingers of my left hand since late 2017. Now I am hardly able to twirl spaghetti round a fork. My writing has deteriorated as fine control has ebbed away, it’s now a childish scrawl. I struggle to unscrew the lids off jars and bottles.  This isn’t right […]

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Oxo Good Grips angled measuring jug

Oxo Good Grips angled measuring jug

Oxo Good Grips angled measuring jug is a new take on an established design. It is a very practical addition to your kitchen. It’s so easy to use. When I want to measure hot or cold liquid I place the Oxo measuring jug on a work surface. Now I can sit down in a chair […]

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Flexible walking stick holder

Flexible walking stick holder

Recently a friend wrote to me talking about this wonderful thing she uses to secure her walking stick onto her mobility scooter. “Foolproof” she said. I thought I would test it out and I did not expect to be so impressed. In every sense of the word this is a flexible walking stick holder. It […]

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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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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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Variable height saddle stool to move around in the kitchen

Variable height saddle stool to move around in the kitchen

 I use a variable height saddle stool because I cannot walk or stand unaided. Now I can easily move around in the kitchen and it makes my life so much easier. What a change it has made to my life. Now I can move around in the kitchen and cook, a hobby that I enjoy. […]

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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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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 sometimes use incontinence pads because of the irritable bladder. I only wear normal underwear […]

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OXO Good Grips POP Containers

OXO Good Grips POP Containers

OXO Good Grips kitchen products are well designed items 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 especially those with physical disabilities. Why is it always a struggle to get the lid onto so many airtight plastic boxes? […]

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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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