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…

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…

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…

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…

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…