Village Life

Growing up in a Village. Part 1

The Green The sun often shines on the tree-lined village green, nestled in the Chiltern Hills, with pubs, shops and amenities scattered around it. On one side, the parade of …

Cheetah

Courage

‘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

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

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 …

At the imaginary cafe

I am Dad

Freedom Wheelchair Skills offers life-changing training. Supporting people to become more confident and independent. The opportunity to do this came to me after some difficult decisions, and a life-changing event. …

Holding On

Being Dad.

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

Hello World!

Becoming Dad.

People might not believe in miracles, but I do! The most joyful moment of my life was when I witnessed a miracle. My wife was in labour, and our beautiful son came …

Adams Park.

Covid Jab P2

The set up was great, the volunteers super helpful My GP surgery sent me to Wycombe Wanderers FC ground. The mass vaccination centre is set up here. After pulling into the car …

Vaccine

Covid Jab P1

Freedom is a road seldom travelled by the multitude At this moment, this is how I feel. I have my first Covid-19 vaccination booked for tomorrow. You will be reading …

Kerb Descent

Wheelchair Skills, Why Would You?

Being able to get around confidently using my wheelchair is vital to maintaining my independence. The individual skills combined make it look like the chair is part of me. If …

paragliding

Looking for Excitement

I could say I had not experienced many adventures in my life before my spinal cord injury. I was offered the chance to go to Keswick on a Multi-Activity course organized …

Red Kite

The Sweeping Kite.

Kites in the Chilterns The green rolling hills of the Chilterns are home to the predatory Red Kites that soar and sweep in the bright sunshine. They are hungry and …

Old Game Console.

The Curse of the Video Game.

24 Hour TV The fun of virtual home-schooling with pupils having to dial in using meeting software is all very well and good. I’m confident the teachers are doing their …

Stuck in the snow now

Snow.

I hate the snow I hate the snow. The snow looks nice but I hate it. The road is quiet, the sky is bright blue, and the air feels fresh …

Things to Do

Learning As the current lock-down situation continues, there has been no wheelchair skills training taking place. To keep my mind busy, alongside homeschooling my son, I connected with Bucks Adult Learning to do a …