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April 13, 2013

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Long time

May 9, 2012

I just wanted to let you know where i hang out most lately. First there’s Twitter, which i love for its sheer scope. Reach me there here

Audioboo which is a platform for recording and sharing audio. A bit like Youtube but for audio: speech, music, podcasts, whatever. take a look over here to keep up with my life.
Thank you.

Reference with Braille

December 16, 2011

http://audioboo.fm/boos/590250-why-braille-is-important-to-me
I hope you take something from this.

a cool cooking tip

November 13, 2011

You know those pesky packs of meat and stuff you get from the supermarket that only have grill instructions?
There is a way to convert those into oven instructions.
Low, Middle or High heat on a grill equates to about 180ºC, 200ºC and 220ºC. So set the oven to the required temperature, then add an extra 3-5 minutes. You should be able to use normal methods to work out when they are done.
Here’s hoping you have lots of success.

crawling forward

September 17, 2011

I am another step closer to getting my powered wheelchair.

After much wrangling between my Rehab worker and the Nottingham Mobility Centre I was very pleased to receive a visit from a Rehab Engineer  yesterday morning.

The visit was very quick and painless, and went some way to reassuring me  that I might – eventually – get my new wheels. I thought there would be questions about my bungalows state of tidiness – or lack there of – and wondered whether the gaps between furniture would create any problems. Luckily,  the gentleman allayed my fears  and said that usually furniture  is left to the individual, but they do recommend de-cluttering if there is too much in  a room. This is good, as our living-room is quite small, and the number of ways furniture can be rearranged are finite.

So, the visit happened, everything was declared to be ok and good to go and all that stuff, and so the next stage  will be  a  “driving test” around cones and that kind of thing, to see if I can safely use a powered chair. At first I will only be tested  for an indoor chair, but then if I can prove  I’m safe enough they will assess me for an indoor/outdoor chair later.

 

In similar news, a team from the Adaptations Agency came today. They are part of the City Council and are responsible for  making sure homes are made usable to the people who live in them. There was a housing officer and a surveyor working together, which was cool because it meant they could talk things through from different angles etc. Needless to say, I wasn’t sitting  quietly while they discussed my new bathroom: I used a good portion of my day’s energy propping myself up near the door so I could hear what was going on and interject where needed.

This is all for now, I’m stupidly tired and have to take meds before I can sleep: but over the next few days, I’ll write about my holiday and all the stuff that happened there.

another test

June 5, 2011

blimey what a change. I
m sittting here with the best keyboard I
ve seen in a long while on my lap. I can
t honestly remember if I said so last posting I made, no, actually I didnt. I now have an iPhone and its great. All the fun things others can do like play games, I can do them too. as well as healthstuff liketrack pain, etc. its now a hell of a lot easier. We’re doing a loot more cooking lately since we tarted having a few rehab sessions to help get our confidence back. I’m telling you, cooking’s a lot easier when you can whizz around your kitchen in a decent set of wheels.
I’m also getting the opportunity to scare this lady half to death experimenting with what I can do in my wheelchair: starting indoors and going from there. Actually, she’s really good, not scared too much at all . She just thinks things through and sugggets any improvements to my technique. Apart from this, not a lot’s happened. That’s all I have to report, unfortunately. Take care all.

Moving on Up

January 25, 2011

 We’re moving. Me and N my flat-mate are only going across town, but I am sooo looking forward to this. At the moment, our situation is this. We have A one-bed flat Small bath and kitchen Level access shower nice good size living-room Two steep slopes to get from the bottom to the top of our street and from there to the flat No ramp for road access – have to walk wheelchair up hill – completely defeating the object of having it or have help pushing self up hill. The new flat has: Two beds – one large, one small A bath with level access shower A large kitchen Slightly small living-room French doors to communal garden No front garden Step free throughout I’m chronically over extending myself at the moment. We’re mid way through moving, and while we have help for which I’m enormously grateful, I am still doing way too much and paying for it later. More after the actual move, which is Thursday. If anyone can tell me how best to manage moving house with a chronic pain condition, that’d be great.