The Riding House Cafe in Gt. Titchfield St., was the venue last night. I went with Lieutenants 2 & 3. Lieutenant 3 is the film director for my videos – coming soon to You Tube. As always I asked  about accessibility on booking, there were no surprises. I was warned of the step to get…

After a large meal the other night it was suggested  that instead of getting a taxi straight away I and Lieutenant No 1 go for ‘a wheel’ for a while. I was apprehensive as London streets are quite a hazard in a wheelchair. It was rough to start with especially as I ingested a large…

The Hereford in Notting Hill was suggested by Lieutenant No 1, as somewhere I should review. Rang first re disabled toilet and level access – the only problem I was told would be a step to negotiate at the entrance. We arrived and the entrance was duly dealt with – not too difficult. We were…

 Went to Rock  & Rose in Richmond last month and as soon as they saw me coming they got the ramp out and a glass of champagne! Great place for a casual lunch or a more formal occasion. Particularly like the Cecil Beaton Rose wallpaper. Very helpful staff but quite a full restaurant so try…

  The other Friday I and my trusted Lieutenant visited Marcus Wareing’s Restaurant The Gilbert Scott at St. Pancras. My first visit had been earlier in the year and as it was newly opened their disabled facilities were a bit haphazard e.g. I was told there was a lift  and ramp into the bar but…

I have just relented and converted my bathroom to a wheel-in wet-room. Thanks to my builder Paul and designer Roger at Nonsense Design, we have created a stylish bathroom that does not look out of place in a 5 Star hotel. I went mad on a special sink from Hewi , (German design) and the…

I didn’t realise you could get specially tailored trousers for sitting in a wheelchair. Similarly if one shoulder is slightly higher than the other a good suit can compensate for this and make you look and feel great. Go and visit Charlie Allen he knows how to make you look cool, on trend and comfortable.

Traveled by East Coast trains to Edinburgh. Very easy to get on and off, assistance provided and only £100 return first class. The Fringe Festival is more like a ‘grunge’ festival. I have never been in so many back offices/ kitchens in my life! Gigs at the festival have been mainly accessible but usually via…

Since I got MS I have tried to build up my fitness. Prior to MS the idea of exercise was boring and something I would do when I was older and when I had nothing better to do. I joined a gym but knew I would need encouragement/ bullying to make me use it. That…