Outside of Oh Hello with portable ramp.

Independent Businesses and Accessibility

Being a wheelchair user and being a shopaholic, it can be difficult when shops aren’t accessible. I tend to shop at the same places all the time and most of those shops are chain places, my favourite is New Look. Most independent shops are down roads that have older buildings and steps at the entrances…

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No Train For Me

I know the title to this blog post is a big spoiler, but please bear with me. On the weekend of 16th June, my friend and I decided to take a trip through to Aberdeen for a bit of shopping in Union Square. I really like to visit Union Square and travel by train because…

Never Stop Learning slogan on chalkboard

Teaching The Future

Children are the future and I’ve been eager for ages to be able to go into schools to speak to pupils about my disability in order to spread more awareness. So, I was very excited that my friend, who is a newly graduated primary school teacher, invited me to come and speak to her school.…

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The Disabled Blogger Tag

At the start of the week I was tagged by my friend and fellow blogger Emma of Simply Emma to take part in The Disability Blogger Tag that was created by Elin of My Blurred World. I’ve seen lots of different tags online for YouTubers and Bloggers, however never one discussing disabilities. So, it’s great…

Outside Scottish Parliament

Top 5 Tip on Public Speaking

Last week I attended a Cross Party Group meeting at the Scottish Parliament to share my personal experience of dealing with social work, you can watch the vlog of my day here. Public speaking has never been my favourite thing to do, during my whole education I would always feel utterly nervous and try my…

Oor Wullie supporting Euan's Guide

Euan’s Guide Dundee Day Out

Even though I’ve lived in Dundee my whole life I seem to still be finding places I didn’t know existed, especially last week. As you guys know I am the Dundee Ambassador for the Euan’s Guide and last week some of the team as well as some of my fellow ambassadors came to visit me…

shopping

Disability and Fashion

The topic of fashion isn’t something that I follow religiously however, it is something I like to browse every now and then. Some people may say I’m a shopaholic as I seem to be in town at least once a week to see what latest clothes are out, and my wardrobe is chock a block,…

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Or Is It?

As my title suggests I have mixed feelings about this time of the year, I mainly love it though. The reason for that is because…IT’S CHRISTMAS!!! I love this holiday season, however this year I just don’t feel as Christmassy as others. I have a strong dislike to the cold weather though and would rather…

International Day of People with Disabilities

Sunday 3rd December 2017 was International Day of People with Disabilities and I had mixed feelings about this when I noticed it was coming up. At first, I was annoyed because I just saw it that people with disabilities were getting singled out  but then I thought about it more. You get International Red Hair …

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CHAS Hospice, Rachel House

Just over two weeks ago I had the pleasure of presenting at CHAS’s transition event about my life, my journey through education and how supported I’ve felt from the CHAS transition team with moving into adult services. CHAS (Children’s Hospice Across Scotland) is a brilliant charity that for over 20 years has been supporting babies,…