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Simple things I now need to understand

Simple things I now need to understand

A few years ago I kidded myself that I could still do the things just like I did in the noughties. Simple things I now need to understand. “Don’t worry, I can do it” I shouted enthusiastically as I was starting jobs like cooking supper. It would all begin swimmingly. Suddenly, out of the blue, […]

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Disabled man sees Iolanthe at the Coliseum

Disabled man sees Iolanthe at the Coliseum

The Wife and I went up to London to see Iolanthe, a Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta performed by the English National Opera (ENO). It was a fantastic performance, bit frothy but we both enjoyed it. You’re probably thinking that we are rolling in money and with rather aristocratic tastes. Nothing could be further from the […]

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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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Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People

Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People

In the book Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People, the journalist Katharine Quarmby argues that Western culture “has a serious and pernicious problem with disability hate crime”. Why are Western cultures failing the disabled? Why is there sustained, and often fatal, abuse of a disabled person? It is worse than bullying, what is it […]

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