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Whatever Will Be, Will Be

Whatever Will Be, Will Be

On Friday Kasia and I packed up and left what has been our Spanish home for the past 3 months. Other world travellers will know that every journey has a new significance. L’Ametlla de Mar in the Catalan was certainly no different for me. Getting here was years in the making alone. To know how […]

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San Juan: Sparklers, Fireworks and Bonfires

San Juan: Sparklers, Fireworks and Bonfires

On Monday 23rd June 2014, Kasia and I attended an amazing beach party. If I hadn’t have seen the posters before hand or the dutiful bonfire on the beach, I’d have thought we were amongst a war zone! It all started last week. Kasia was visiting a friend in Seville and my German friend Rico […]

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Accessible Tourism and the European Union

Apologies for the visual and audio quality! On Friday 6th June 2024, the European Commission and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) organised a conference on Accessible Tourism. It was called ‘Mind the Accessibility gap‘ and was held in Brussels. It followed the completion of 3 European wide studies on: 1) the economic impact […]

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Knowing Your Value and Believing In It

Knowing Your Value and Believing In It

In my last written post I discussed how to increase your creativity by reducing money worries. I now want to share some thoughts on simply increasing your income. The main reason being that homelessness and starvation aren’t good for your creativity either! It’s a fact, whether you’re disabled or not, money matters. For my disabled […]

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Shedding Money Worries and Unleashing Your Creative Beast

Shedding Money Worries and Unleashing Your Creative Beast

Unless you don’t follow me on social media or you live in a cave, you’ll know that I’m staying in Spain for a few weeks. Beyond the sun, sea, culture, language and everything else I love about this country; it has also marked some very significant aspects of my life. We all know my ‘triumph […]

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Always Freedom Fighting

Always Freedom Fighting

Being a disabled person can be so exhausting. Even just to get out of bed we have to prove the case for necessary funding, equipment, facilities (accessible housing) and manage a team of people. All before breakfast! By lunchtime we hear how government policy is regressing. The ILF closure and Parliamentary apathy on the ‘Social […]

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Japan: A life changing visit

Japan: A life changing visit

Only three  weeks ago I was still in Japan. Everyday since I have relived another amazing moment. In my previous blog I highlighted my views on accessible tourism and my personal experiences. This article will share my life changing professional development on this amazing trip. The reason I was invited to Japan in the first place […]

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Hiroshima Homestay: A very personal experience

Hiroshima Homestay: A very personal experience

Following my quick blog on day 3 of the trip, and the video from the Sensoji temple with Haruka; so much has happened! In my next post I’ll outline the professional development I gained from the Japanese governments programme. Here I want to bring you up to speed on the other amazing personal experiences I […]

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The tube and disability

The tube and disability

The recent London tube strikes left me lost for words. I watched and felt concerned by the frenzy such an incident could cause. However, I was more concerned how a large group of people have their lives disrupted, and are segregated from the normality everyday, but without any public attention. It pains me to be […]

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Accessing Center Parcs

Accessing Center Parcs

Around a fortnight ago I was lucky enough to be invited by Center Parcs to review their accessibility features. Having been there when I was 8 years old, I was interested to see how it had changed and how it would be for a disabled adult. I was first struck by the organisation and awareness […]

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