Archive | September, 2012
EEDR: Interview with Boguslaw and Teresa in Poland

EEDR: Interview with Boguslaw and Teresa in Poland

After I had joined the local Gorzow activist groups media conference on Thursday; I headed to another part of town. I was greeted at an old style flat by Teresa and her rather large dog. Soon after, ex speedway champion Bogdan joined us too. In this video they both share their personal story of disability […]

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Appearance on national German TV (ZDF)

The above video was filmed in London during the Paralympics. It appeared on ZDF televisions’ breakfast show, an equivalent to BBC breakfast.   In the video I’m showing their presenter around London. This piece was specifics to nightlife and access.   Having showed this to Kasias dad, he contacted the polish media and resulted in […]

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EEDR: day 5 and 6 – Polish interviews and eastern learnings

One week in to the trip, and I’m sat in ‘coffee heaven’ in Gdansk on Friday 28th September 2012,with so many emotions writing this. The effort, time and struggle to get to this point has been draining. The changing plans, dates and mode of transport wasn’t ideal. To have raised enough money towards my additional […]

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EEDR: day 3 and 4 – meeting disability groups in Leipzig

It seems a daily post will, on occasions, be too tall an order. Since arriving at Rico’s in Leipzig I haven’t had the chance to edit the video, write and upload the blog. Despite not checking in for 2 days, I’ve been sharing lots of updates on my Twitter feed, using photos through instagram. Please […]

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EEDR: Day 2 – Hotel improvements and autobahns

EEDR: Day 2 – Hotel improvements and autobahns

There’s nothing quite like a good sleep! Filipe and I felt revived this morning. After packing we headed to checkout of the Van der Valk Hotel Schiphol A4. Despite the good price and general access we had a list of improvements which we shared: 1) the only accessible room was very far away. My electric […]

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EEDR: Day 1 – The ferry and Amsterdam

Day one of my Epic European Disability Roadtrip (#EEDR) is off to a flying start. We woke up very early on Stena’s North Sea ferry from Harwich to the Netherlands. Soon after a rocky night and a lovely breakfast (a bit of my well promoted yin and yang); we received a tour of the boat. […]

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EEDR: Bon Voyage

This has been one rocky roadtrip already! I am so grateful to say, despite the ups and down, that we did it. The ‘Please Fund Us’ crowd sourced funding campaign reached its target today. Lets hope the actual trip is smoother from here on in. Since having the concept of this roadtrip in my mind […]

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Travel Post: I love Tenerife

Travel Post: I love Tenerife

As part of my travel series and upcoming roadtrip; I would like to launch an exciting new partnership. I am working with Lero in Tenerife. This post outlines my love of the island of Tenerife and how Lero have enabled this a great deal. For those who know me well, it will come as little […]

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EEDR: The goodness of people

EEDR: The goodness of people

I wish someone had warned me that planning an Epic European Disability Roadtrip (EEDR) would be a journey in itself. I have dreamt of roadtripping across Europe forever. Then since I began blogging, running the magazine and generally looking to change the world on disability issues; it made total sense to combine the two. I […]

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Epic European Disability Roadtrip: Never give up

This post follows weeks of hard graft regarding my Epic European Disability Roadtrip (mentioned in July). In the next few minutes I will outline my biggest (some say craziest) project ever and hope to motivate you to become a part of this very cool initiative. My goal To inspire, inform and change the world on […]

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