Living with a Disability

When should I start using a wheelchair?

Writing a blog about this subject has become a bit of a no-brainer. We’ve received quite a few messages asking about how, and when Dan decided to start using a wheelchair. When you’re diagnosed with a degenerative condition, the thought of eventually becoming a wheelchair user is probably one of the scariest and most overwhelming …

Dan and I in a restaurant. We're sat at the table, leaning in towards each other and looking at the camera, smiling. There are glasses, bottles and plates on the table from our meal. I'm wearing a pink, stripy, off the shoulder top. Dan is wearing a short sleeved polo.
Ataxia and us Dating and Disabilities

Top 5 reasons why dating someone with a disability is great!

As an ‘able-bodied’ person, I’ve had a lot of people presume that dating someone in a wheelchair is dull for me. I’ve often had to set the record straight; I’m not Dan’s carer, neither of us need any pity- we’re having an amazing time, and we have a healthy relationship! In time for Valentine’s Day, …

Dating and Disabilities

“Can you have sex?” and other FAQs

From the moment that Dan and I started dating, people have asked me what it’s like to date someone who has a disability. I’m going to use this blog to try to answer some questions, starting with the ‘big ones’. “What’s it like dating someone in a wheelchair?” This isn’t massively different to asking ‘What’s it like …

Dan excited, about to head up the quarry
Our Accessibility Stories

ADRENALINE ADVENTURE- THE FASTEST ZIP LINE IN THE WORLD

As the fastest zip line in the world, and the longest in Europe, Velocity 2 promised us ‘a truly unique and exhilarating experience’ with ‘breathtaking views’. And it didn’t disappoint… We went for our adrenaline adventure at Zip World, Penryhn Quarry, North Wales, on 15th October. I was originally booked to do the zip line …