Netflix & password sharing.


Netflix has announced that it plans to introduce paid sharing across its major markets, including the US, by July. This move comes after the company received feedback from its users, which it has taken into consideration to ensure that the offering is user-friendly. One of the changes made is to ensure that users can easily access their accounts while away from their main residence, even when travelling for work or pleasure.

While the company has not confirmed when UK users can expect to see these changes, it has stated that the vast majority of its big markets will be included in the next phase of the rollout – therefore I personally think the UK will be impacted as well. Netflix estimates that over 100 million households share passwords which is directly in violation of its official terms. 

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By introducing paid sharing (I don’t know how much this is likely to be, not that much I’d think, due to wanting to keep customers), Netflix hopes to increase its revenue while also ensuring that its users have a seamless experience. This move is part of the company’s strategy to stay ahead of its competitors and maintain its position as the leading streaming service.

The wave of other streaming services means that Netflix is having to battle evermore to keep ahead of the rest, and not lose customers to their competition.


Why are there so many potholes.

Have you noticed the deteriorating condition of our roads and pavements? The state of our roads seems to be at an all-time low. Is this a widespread issue, or is it just local? What could be the cause of this decline? Is it due to poor quality materials or something else entirely? It’s concerning to see the same areas being patched up repeatedly, with no lasting improvement. I’m curious to know if this is a problem in your area as well. Let’s discuss.

How to report a pothole and claim for damage.

Sat on a bus


I’m sat on a bus winding its way through town and country, whilst I can hear the excitement of chatter and laughter coming from the school children on board. There are roadworks everywhere, but still the driver navigates the route and diversions with confidence and ease. It won’t be long now till I reach my destination. Thankyou driver.

A secret ability

What’s a secret skill or ability you have or wish you had?


A secret ability that I’d like to have, would be to be able to instantly transport myself to where I want instantly. This would make an incredible difference to my life. No more relying on others to drive me, or worrying about issues with public transport, or stairs, etc….. I’d just instantly get to where I wanted to go.

I mean, just imagine how much battery using I’d save on my wheelchair! I’d have plenty of it for pottering about the house, walking the dog, and exploring new places once I have teleported to my desired location.

No more worries if I forget to take something with me. I can just zip zap back and get it quickly.

It wouldn’t matter if I wanted to go somewhere hours away, I’d just pop there for the day and no long journey. No hanging around waiting for the next bus or train, no ‘standing’ out in the rain.

No accessible loo? I’d just teleport to where I knew there was one available. Obviously I wouldn’t teleport right into the cubicle, if someone was already in there I wouldn’t know quite what to do!!

Yes, I could have wished for the ability to walk, but hey, this sounds much more exciting after all.

The Erosion of Pedestrian Space: The Impacts of Pavement Parking.


The act of parking on the pavement obstructs the path of pedestrians, making it difficult for them to navigate through the area. This can be particularly challenging for those with mobility issues, who require a clear and accessible pathway to move around. Parents with young children in strollers also face difficulties as they have to navigate around parked cars, which can be a daunting task.

Moreover, pavement parking can lead to missed appointments, as individuals may find it challenging to reach their destination on time. This can be especially problematic for those who rely on public transportation, as they may have to walk longer distances to reach their destination.

In addition to missed appointments, pavement parking can also lead to social isolation. Individuals who face difficulties navigating through the area may avoid going out altogether, leading to a lack of social interaction and a sense of isolation.

In conclusion, pavement parking is a significant issue that affects the mobility and well-being of many individuals. It is crucial to raise awareness about this issue and take steps to ensure that our streets are accessible to all.

Favourite type of holiday.

I cannot help but feel thrilled at the mere thought of going on a city escape. It’s my favourite type of holiday because nothing beats the excitement that comes with exploring all the charms of a bustling metropolis.


From walking around on vibrant streets, tasting exotic foods and drinks, to discovering museums, art galleries, and historical landmarks; there is always an adventure in every corner! The unique blend of culture, diversity and character each city has never ceases to amaze me. For me, city escapes aren’t just mere vacations – they’re opportunities for incredible experiences that leave unforgettable impressions that last a lifetime.

My favourite city to holiday in has to be Dublin, it’s a beautiful city and the people are so friendly. I love the Irish accent too, I have to admit.

Best of all, it is wonderfully accessible. I use the tram (Luas) system a lot when I am lucky enough to get a chance to spend some time there. My favourite places to visit are Colin’s Barracks, and Trinity College’s Library. Links to these two places further down on this post.

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What is your favourite type of holiday?

  1. Beach vacation
  2. Ski trip
  3. City break
  4. Adventure travel
  5. Cultural immersion

Cross-country Travel.

You’re going on a cross-country trip. Airplane, train, bus, car, or bike?

Well being a wheelchair user, I can immediately eliminate two of those options. I can’t ride a bike, and the logistics of travelling by bus would be impractical and far too time consuming for me.


That leaves airplane, train or car. Airplanes require a LOT of organising, and worry over the chair being in one piece at the other end, so wouldn’t be my choice just for a trip across country, though I have taken my powerchair abroad.

I love train travel, and would probably choose this as you can relax and enjoy the scenery, and get a drink or snack easily, and most importantly you don’t have to break up the drive to hunt for a toilet as there will be one on the train, and at most train stations as well.

If I was intending to stay over somewhere for a few days (or more), I’d probably abandon the train idea purely for the practical reason that I’d have more luggage, and this would be easier to travel with by car, and not need lugging around on the journey there and back.

The other thing that would dictate whether it was car or train, would be the transport network availability at my longed for destination, if it was in/near a big town or city the train would be more likely, but if it was somewhere rural then the car would make more practical sense for me personally.

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Poem – The train rumbles along


The train rumbles along
Fleet off the hot and delicate flying,
Hopped on a young young hillside,
Painted the morning with a power;
Shadows of time say my present reason,
Stewards of the richest form;
Build the own cabin with the throne;
Gloom and the weather I push with night

Inspired by Sara Teasdale, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Philip Freneau


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St Patrick’s Day.

Saint Patrick’s Day: A Celebration of Irish Heritage. Every year on March 17th, people all around the world don their greenest attire and raise a pint of ale to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day.

This holiday is not just an excuse to party, however; it is a celebration of Irish heritage and culture. In this article, we will explore the history and origin of Saint Patrick’s day, the traditional foods and drinks associated with this holiday, the various traditions and celebrations that take place on this day, as well as how it is celebrated around the world.

Saint Patrick’s Day has been celebrated for over a thousand years in Ireland. It is named after Saint Patrick, who is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century. According to legend, St. Patrick used a three-leafed shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to Irish pagans. The holiday was originally observed as a religious feast day by the Catholic Church and was made an official Christian feast day in the early seventeenth century.

The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in New York City in 1762 when Irish soldiers serving in the English army marched through the streets of Manhattan. Over time, this parade grew into a celebration of Irish culture that spread throughout America and eventually all around the world.

Traditional Irish fare is an essential part of any Saint Patrick’s Day celebration. Corned beef and cabbage are staples at many St. Paddy’s Day dinners. Although corned beef is not typically eaten in Ireland on this holiday (it was more commonly pork), it has become synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day in America due to its popularity among early Irish immigrants. Irish soda bread or brown bread is another common dish associated with St. Patrick’s Day meals, made from flour or wholemeal flour, baking soda, buttermilk or sour milk (or yoghurt or stout beer) baked into a round shape with a cross cut into it before baking.

Drinks also play an important role during these festivities – Guinness stout beer being one such drink that has become synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day itself worldwide. But whiskey too holds its own against beer for consumption on this lucky occasion – Jameson being one among many other brands which make whiskey drinking popular during festivities surrounding St.Patrick’s day celebrations.

In addition to feasting on traditional food dishes and enjoying hearty drinks like beer & whiskey – people have embraced certain customs unique to celebrating St. Patrick’s day!

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One such custom includes wearing green clothing items like shirts, hats, sweaters etc…to honour Ireland (The Emerald Isle) itself because green symbolizes new beginnings & good luck!

Shamrocks are also widely popularized during these celebrations due to their link back to Saint-Patrick himself – They are symbolic of his teachings regarding Christianity and became known as “the emblem” for Ireland post his arrival there centuries ago!

Parades are also held worldwide often including music, dance performances involving traditional tunes played by bagpipers along with floats featuring art displays depicting scenes from mythological legends tied back to Celtic heritage!

In addition to parades held across major cities like Dublin, Cork, Galway etc…they also celebrate through attending mass at church! Another way they celebrate involves visiting family members’ gravesites where they leave flowers or decorate them using colourful ribbons etc…as part homage paid towards ancestors past!


This often continues through ceilidhs-an evening filled with socializing, singing, dancing ending late into night hours involving lots of fun-filled revelry-which takes place at community centres throughout rural areas within Ireland.

St.Patrick’s day may have originated within Ireland but today its reach extends far beyond borders. To put things into perspective, it is estimated that over 100 million people around globe celebrated this event last year alone-chances are you were probably one among many too, right?

New York City hosts one amongst largest iconic parades leading up Fifth Avenue lasting hours showcasing marching bands adorned colourfully dressed participants wowing audiences lining streets often culminating outside city hall where grandstands await crowds eager see what happens next!

Chicago dyes its river bright green each year adding extra charm during weeks leading up till celebration time! And did you know Tokyo has its very own parade filled with dancers decked out head-to-toe dressed up as leprechauns & other mystical creatures?!

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St.Patrick’s day may have started out as small religious feast-day centered around honouring Irish patron saint for his contributions towards introducing Christianity but over time has transformed into much larger global phenomenon associated with merriment, cultural heritage, and yes – lots of fun!

From feasting on delicious foods like corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, stews & soups, to indulging rich hearty drinks like Guinness Stout Beer/Irish Whiskey ,to participating variety activities including music, dance, -it can’t be denied that St.Patty’s Day brings together communities celebrating all things Irish while fostering sense unity across cultures too… Sláinte!

Dear businesses,

If you own a business be absolutely fantastic if you could give accurate and up-to-date information detailing your accessibility.


At the moment if someone wants to know detailed access information, quite often it means that they need to to phone or email the company direct to find out further information as only the basics, if that, are put on websites.

Putting a wheelchair symbol on your website purely suggests that you believe that someone who uses a wheelchair can access your services.

What I want to know is whather you have a disabled loo, disabled parking spaces, do you have a lowered desk inside?

Are you all on one level, and if not do you have a lift? If you don’t have a lift do you have a second floor, I want to know what services I can on access and what I can’t. Do you provide an alternative method of access?

If you are a cafe or restaurant do you have tables of different heights that’s allowing people to choose whichever it is more comfortable for them?

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Hotels is no good just to say you have an accessible room. We need to know more information how much space is there to get around the room, does accessible bathroom have a shower or Bath? Do you provide a hoist? How do I access the room does it use a key card or a swipe card? How high is the bed?

All these things may seem silly to you, but it ensures but we get a room suitable for us and you don’t get lots of hassle because we complain.

You might not be 100% accessible, just be honest we would rather know! You might be accessible for someone who has mobility issues, but it’s not for a wheelchair user. So put that on your website.

This is just a few ideas but you get the gist.