I and Lieutenant No 4, went to Hakkasan in Hanway Place near Tottenham Court Rd after a visit to a networking event in Centre Point. No.4 acted as my legs that night and got the right people to network with me. I had always thought and been told, that Hakkasan would be difficult for me…

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…

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…

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…