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Autonomy – is it decision making?

Autonomy is the capacity to make an informed uncoerced decision. Strangely, the T.V. or media can easily influence the most intelligent species on the planet. Capacity to make decisions We …

Wheelchair Skills Safety

Wheelchair Skills Training is Available.

Freedom has arrived! Wheelchair skills training is available. Safety measures are in place. Keeping everyone safe. I have bookings coming in regularly. Freedom has arrived. Juggling this organisation, child care …

wheelchair kerb descent

Did I complete the Challenge?

Completed! When the 2.6 for 26 challenge started, I did have a little concern in the back of my mind I wouldn’t complete the challenge. Would my shoulders hold out? …

2.6 for 26 BEJSC Challenge

26-day Wheelchair Push

21 Days in, 54.6 Miles Covered It’s the longest day of the year. I’ve been hot, I’ve been wet, and I have kept going. Still on target for the 26-day …

Pushing Wheelchair

The Next Phase – 2.6 for 26

Week two done & 36.4 miles travelled so far The weather has been good to me so far. It has been a little warm for the past three days which …

Old tatty ball.

2.6 for 26 BEJSC Challenge.

The first week completed. I have finished the first week of my 2.6 for 26 days BEJSC challenge raising money for Bourne End Junior Sports Club. The 2.6-mile daily target …

2.6 for 26 BEJSC Challenge

Can I complete the BEJSC 2.6 Challenge?

Bourne End Junior Sports Club has, like many organisation,  been affected financially by the pandemic. As we come out of local lockdown, I decided to raise some vital funds to …

Learn how to Negotiate Ramps and Slopes

Wheelchair Skills Now Available

Vaccine two administered That’s it, well, for now, at least anyway. Wheelchair skills are now available. I’ve had my skin pierced for my second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Again …

Village Life

Growing up in a Village. Part 1

The Green where the sun often shines The sun often shines on the tree-lined village green, nestled in the Chiltern Hills, with pubs, shops and amenities scattered around its edge. …

Cheetah

‘Aren’t I Doing Well’

‘Aren’t you doing well’ says the patronising drunk after I respond to his question of ‘why I’m in a wheelchair?’ – I hate that term as I’m not actually in …

Jimi Hendrix

Angels by Jimi Hendrix?

Jimi Hendrix wrote, sang, and co-produced Angels and the song lasts 4:25 minutes. Lyrically there is a reference to an Angel appearing to tell a story about the sweet love …

Castles Made of Sand

Castles Made of Sand

I don’t recall when I first heard of Jimi Hendrix, or what made me decide I wanted to buy a Jimi Hendrix Experience Best of CD? But I certainly remember …

I am a dad and spinally injured

I am a Dad and Spinally Injured

I am a dad and spinally injured, and I run Freedom Wheelchair Skills, which offers life-changing training. Supporting people to become more confident and independent. The opportunity to do this …

spinally injured dad

Being Dad and Spinally Injured.

Being Dad. Poof! How fast time flies when being a dad. Unexpectedly he’s left his nursery, and he is in year three of school. Suddenly learning about personification…. I didn’t …

Hello World!

Becoming Dad. Do I believe in miracles?

People might not believe in miracles, but now I do! The most joyful moment of my life was when I witnessed a miracle. Do I believe in miracles? I wasn’t sure, but …