Kowsky Crutches are fabulous. They look smart, they don’t make a noise and come in multiple colourways (although I only ever buy black). Can’t recommend them highly enough. Custom Crutches are the UK agent. N.B. As of 2012 the distributor   is now Sunrise Medical

l went with Lieutenant No1 to the Vue cinema at Westfield. It was a really good experience as we got half price tickets and a choice of seats with the wheelchair – either at the front or in the balcony. We opted for the balcony which we entered via our own VIP lift (accompanied by…

I went to Zuma for the first time since being wheelchair enabled. Previously I had been on my crutches. It’s quite expensive Japanese food but excellent, especially the beef from the ‘tasting menu’. The place is buzzing as a trendy place to be seen in, in Knightsbridge. No one bothers too much that you’re in…

For half term I went to Norfolk with the family. Choosing where to go was determined by whether a dog and a disabled person could be accommodated (I don’t think it was in that order??). My  sister found a suitable hotel i.e. trendy and dog/ disabled friendly. We went to the Brancaster on the Norfolk…

On a recent trip to a friends apartment in N. Cyprus we were concerned about the lack of grab bars in the toilet. I sourced a folding toilet frame online from Active Mobility. I was dubious as to whether it would work but we took it on the plane anyway. It went in the hold,…

I recently went to stay at a friends apartment in N.Cyprus. We took with us a folding bed rail, as I knew I needed help in and out of bed and didn’t want to depend on others too much. I bought it from Active Mobility and it was a great aid and very simple to…

I often go to The Almeida Theatre in Islington as I know they have full access, a disabled toilet and a bar. In addition one of my favourite restaurants is opposite, The Almeida , part of the D&D London empire. Again it has a disabled toilet and flat access. The service is helpful and the…