I have used 1901 restaurant ever since the renovation of The Great Eastern Hotel by Conran – it was then called Aurora. The building is beautiful with a wonderful glass dome in the ceiling. It was taken over from Conran by The Andaz Group and has lost none of its appeal. The food is consistently…

This summer I wanted to stay in Val de Lobo, Portugal, in a villa, not only were they expensive but practically none were disabled friendly. This was the best I could find http://www.algarvewheelchairholidays.com/. I didn’t go so I have no idea what it was like but the pool looked great as you could wheel into…

For many years I have used acupuncture for general well being. I found it gave me energy and more importantly it reduced the length of time a cold/virus would last, from a week to one day of discomfort. More recently I have found my legs and ankle swell due to lack of movement. I tried…

I went to Pollen Street Social for lunch as opposed to my previous visit for dinner. The food was again superb and I must recommend the ‘Spanish Egg’ as it was an interpretation of an English Breakfast. I had a hangover so it was just what I needed but a lot more refined and tasty than a normal ‘full…

Last Wednesday I went to meet a friend in The City. It had been re-arranged many times so I was not going to be put off by a student protest or a black cab blockade of Trafalgar Square. What a mistake! We got to the City no problem but getting through the Police ‘Ring of…

I and the American Lieutenant No.5, with his girlfriend, went to the York & Albany near Regents Park. I looked forward to it as it was a Gordon Ramsay establishment. On their website it said ‘disabled accessible’ and I rang to check on the toilet situation, all OK. I arrived and straight away went to…