One thing I love is flowers, so a day spent at the botanical gardens is the best . These are pictures from the Winter flower exhibition in the Calyx greenhouse…just beautiful
At last I have my membership to the Sargood at Collaroy gym. Above is the wrist band that allows me to access the weight machines with no help from anyone else… a very helpful thing when you are in a wheelchair and seek independence. I roll up to each machine, I tap the wrist band … More Accessible Gym Membership
During my stay at Sargood at Collaroy I took part in various adaptive sports. It was hard to choose from the long list of available activities, some onsite and others out and about. http://sargoodoncollaroy.com/guest-services/recreational-activities/ As this was my first visit I decided to make use of the equipment that was onsite. My first activity was to … More Adaptive sports at Sargood
My daughter is very good at finding things that make my life a little easier. One of the difficult things is to carry hot drinks and wheel my wheelchair, its a very easy way to get burnt. This little thermos with a tea strainer inside is a great way to overcome this hurdle. I can … More Learning to adapt
Most weeks my friend Annie comes over and we go on a Rolling Adventure. These are to places that are wheelchair friendly, for long rolling walks, around Sydney. When I broke my leg these stopped for a while but now our adventures are back on. They are a great form of exercise plus the … More Rolling Adventures
Ever since I have lived in Sydney I have been walking distance from Centennial Park http://www.centennialparklands.com.au/places_to_visit/centennial_park. When the kids were small it was a great place for bike riding, parties, hide and seek, playgrounds with swings, slides and roundabouts, and night tours to see the possums. I can remember walking round the park with the children … More Fitness in the Park
At last after weeks of waiting my new wheelchair arrived, the Joker, what a change from my old chair. When you use a wheelchair all the time the chair becomes your legs in everything that you do. My old chair was like having very chunky, heavy, old and unfit legs. My new chair gives me sexy, … More Welcome the Joker!!
This would be so good.. There are so many things that you have to stop and think about because access is not available… When you are out and about look around and imagine you are disabled… How would you manage?? http://themighty.com/2016/02/stevie-wonder-calls-for-disability-accessibility-in-grammys-speech/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Mighty_Page&utm_campaign=GENERAL
It is not till you are in a Wheelchair that you see things in a different way while out and about!! High kerbs, narrow paths, tree roots, rubbish, steps etc.. Each one serves as a challenge. These are all the things I have to learn to navigate if I am to gain my independence. There … More The Obstacle course!!