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…

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…