Since I’ve been getting some winter sun in Fuerteventura the past fortnight, I’ve chewed my way through 3 books. I can sometimes go months without reading, and then suddenly a thirst for knowledge (alongside the right environment, such as a holiday) kicks in. Then boom, off I go! I’ve read about financial sustainability, technological innovation, […]Read more
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Last week I played the lottery. Not the one where you pay a quid and maybe win millions. It’s the one where you go on holiday with a disability. A colleague of mine, Ivor Ambrose from the European Network for Accessible Tourism, quoted the expert accessible traveller Scott Rains as saying “all accessible travel is […]Read more
Following a tough end to the year, I saw 2015 in with antibiotics. That said, the medicine did shift that nasty virus I had very effectively. Plus our New Years Eve murder mystery night, where I was the reverend, was great fun. I didn’t commit the crime by the way. It’s been all go since […]Read more
The end of 2014 was tricky, and it appears that ‘firefighting’ problems can be the ultimate creativity killer! Then Christmas seemed to just come and go again, and it’s now time to welcome in another New Year. Despite having another winters cough I’m ready, with your assistance, for some big new challenges in 2015. Whilst […]Read more
These last couple of months have been really tough. It feels like the carefree happiness of the past years all somehow caught up with me. I mean, I’m always ‘on it’ when it comes to life’s administrative tasks and firefighting problems. However, various problems have landed in my lap in one blast, and it has […]Read more
When I met AJ and Melissa Leon from Misfit-Inc I was living in London, single, mid 20′s, proud of my lifes achievements, but looking for much more. After approaching the Misfit duo at a work conference; we met up, dreamed up “martynsibley.com“, and I dreamed of everything it could lead to. I imagined my personal […]Read more
Last weekend I was invited by the Royal Shakespeare Company to go and see their new production of Love’s Labour’s Won – usually known as Much Ado About Nothing – at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Not only was this my first time at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, it was also my first Shakespeare […]Read more
Ever since I was aware of having my disability called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (known as SMA), I understood that the messages didn’t go from my brain to all of my muscles. Even though I could feel everything, I just couldn’t stimulate the muscles to move much or at all. I also understood that it wasn’t […]Read more
As promised in my recent technology post I wanted to touch upon Science and Disability. Before we get going, I want to clarify that I’m not a professional in the science field and I’ve not geeked out before writing this post with books. I’m just a disabled guy observing a few recent news stories and […]Read more
One of my strongest negative childhood memories was being stuck in gravel. I had been at the park playing football, and was wheeling home for dinner. At the time I had a Turbo wheelchair, where the front wheels were big and the back were smaller. The little wheels couldn’t get the through the deeper gravel […]Read more