Kids crafts: Easter Bonnets

Yes it’s that time again. The time where we desperately start hunting high and low in the shops for anything remotely related to spring or Easter, that we can use to decorate those Easter Bonnets with.


Even adults enjoy this task, it’s a fun and festive activity which allows you to have the perfect excuse to unleash your creativity, and maybe even enter a competition to win some small prize.

If you are running out of time to go looking for bits, have a look here. There are lots of decorative items you can use, & kits too.

Child doing Easter crafts,
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The App-based Society: Are We Losing Our Ability to Function Without Technology?

In today’s world, it seems that there is an application for every desire or necessity.

There’s an app for everything, whether it’s for entertainment, health, banking, education, staying connected with loved ones, or keeping up with the latest news and social media trends, there’s an app for that.


Take a moment to reflect on the last time you went without using an app for an entire day. Can you remember such a day? I, for one, cannot. The convenience and accessibility of apps have become an indispensable part of our daily lives.

It’s fascinating to see how technology has evolved to meet our needs and make our lives easier. With just a few taps on our smartphones, we can accomplish tasks that would have taken hours or even days in the past. From ordering groceries to booking a flight, everything is just a few clicks away.

However, as much as we rely on apps, it’s important to remember that they are not a substitute for human interaction. While they can help us stay connected with loved ones, nothing beats spending quality time with them in person. It’s also crucial to maintain a healthy balance between our digital and real-world lives.

A phone screen displaying the icons for various different apps including YouTube, vinted, WhatsApp, and LinkedIn,
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Sunday thought.


When life isn’t going your way and you feel frustrated and deflated, it’s important to allow yourself time to process these emotions. However, it’s equally important to not dwell on them for too long. Instead, give yourself a little push towards a more positive attitude and take constructive and optimistic steps towards improving your situation once again. Remember, setbacks are a natural part of life, but it’s how we respond to them that truly defines us. So, take a deep breath, gather your strength, and move forward with determination and resilience.

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Supporting Disabled Persons Beyond 9-5: A Call for Equitable Care


Despite my disability, my life is not confined to a rigid 9 to 5 schedule. I lead a social life that extends far beyond those hours, and it is crucial for my overall well-being. Imagine being confined to a 5 pm curfew every day – it would be suffocating and incredibly frustrating. I want to make it clear that having a disability does not equate to a dull and monotonous existence. I refuse to let my disability define me and limit my experiences in life. I need to be able to spend quality time with my loved ones, indulge in my various hobbies and interests, and attend appointments without the worry of how I am going to manage it all each day. It is essential for me to have the freedom to live my life to the fullest, just like anyone else.

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What does Sunday mean to you?

When I was growing up Sundays would traditionally be a day for going to Church, and having a roast dinner. The shops would pretty much all be shut. It was considered a sabbath day, and a day of rest.

Nowadays fewer people go to Church, the shops are open from 10-4 on the whole, and there are generally various events going on. A far cry from the past!

Now I’m not saying one is better than the other, just different. After all, just because the shops are open, it doesn’t mean you have to go there on a Sunday.

It does mean that if a family member is working Monday to Saturday, they can still get a chance to shop or enjoy a family event together. So as you see there are positive aspects in the changes.

Personally I tend to have Sunday as a relaxing day doing not much, but just potter about the place and go at my own pace.

How do you spend your ideal Sunday?

A stained glass window from a Church.

Norwich, Disabled Citizens Inquiry.

I thought you might like to see a bit more of what the Disabled Citizens Inquiry is all about, and how information was gathered.

Here’s a video from the Norwich workshop.

Youtube video calling for change, people talking about walking and wheeling.

OK, how on Earth…

How on Earth do other bloggers add so much content so quickly?

How much time do you spend writing? Do you have more than one person adding to your blog, or use technology to help you in some way?

I can type but to be honest I quite often dictate my posts. This can be trickier if I have a cold like I do at the moment.

What hints or tips can you pass on to a new blogger? Obviously I’m not expecting you to help with the content.

Who to Ask for Help in Public?

♿ Like many people with physical disabilities, I go out without a personal assistant. This is because my care package only allows my PA to escort me for an hour around the shops. An hour isn’t long enough especially when I plan to luncheon with friends or watch a play at a theatre, therefore it […]

Who to Ask for Help in Public?

Important Day for inclusion.

Yesterday I went to Portcullis House in London to take part in the official launch of the Disabled Citizens’ Inquiry. This aims to make walking & wheeling more inclusive for us all, and to give disabled people a voice in the process.

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What do you complain about the most?

There are various things that I probably complain about, but the one thing that really bugs me is people being late or changing plans at the very last moment.

As someone who uses a wheelchair I am used to plan ahead and checking everything out in advance to make sure it is accessible, practical and safe for me to go there or do that.

Also be using public transport such as a train, or taxi and I have to book it in advance for wheelchair access.

Theatres & cinemas also have accessible spaces which ideally should be booked in advance this means it is much harder or riskier to be spontaneous. This is why I need to know plans in advance and for them to be stuck to.

This show someone’s fingers pressing the button on a watch to check the time. It is a digital watch possibly a smart watch.