The random rants and meaningful musings of seven digital divas (who happen to have MS)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Holiday costs

Wow me, two blogs in a week! It seems lots of people are telling me about their holiday plans for this year. It seems very unlikely I will go away this year again, but have been looking at a few "disabled friendly" sites on line. I also came across a holiday brochure that I picked up at the last MS life show. Giving you holidays in Europe and with details of how disabled friendly these places were.

What struck me as odd was that all of the places had roll in showers in the bathrooms instead of baths, but if you wanted to be able to use the shower you had to pay extra for a shower chair hire that week. I'm not sure how common this arrangement is in the UK, but does seem very peculiar. Since they have failed to provide a simple chair fixed to wall , means that nearly everyone would have to pay this cost.

Its like charging abled bodied people for the hire of a toilet seat, well we "give" you the toilet but if you want to sit and use it comfortably the extra expense is going to cost you!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Hello from me

Well its been ages and ages and then some more. Just thought was time I checked in to say I'm still here! What have I been up to? Not very much, sometimes it seems doing the essentials to get through each day takes up well most of the day.

There seem to be friends and family who led very exciting lives who do more in a week than you do in a year, and its hard sometimes not to feel jelous when they say oh I went on the tube here, and popped up there for weekend and all things that take no planning but for me would require some much organization!

I think we learn to enjoy and get pleasure from the smaller things in life, and its only when you look back at how much you have changed you think, no is it really me? Dont know if thats good or bad thing, guess if we dont change we go mad?