Looking Back: Positivity in Spite of Disability

I know it’s a bit typical at this time of year to see a review of the year, but it can be a very helpful thing as looking back is the best way to see how far you’ve come. Here’s a little review and 3 thankful things: Last Christmas we escaped hospital on Dec 24th…

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What your car says about you!

Just think of the insanity of a world where we were so self-involved that we don’t notice that we’d made it impossible for a disabled person to access a hospital

Logical loos

In the last few years there has been a lot of coverage of the battle for logical loos. We’ve seen strong campaigns from advocates for proper changing places for disabled people in public – the images of disabled people and children being changed on the floors of toilets are both heart breaking and enraging. This…

Redefining Daddy

This is actually a blog I did in June 2017 It was for Firefly but didn't find its way onto Dadability. It was when I had to give up work due to long hospital admissions and had to work out if I could go back or if both my wife and I were needed to…

Friends with deficits

Since we’ve had Lydia in our lives I’ve noticed quite a dramatic shift – I mean apart from all the obvious shifts that come with having a little one with disabilities. That shift has been in friendship, and I’ve noticed it to be the same for most other parents in our situation. The reality is…

Climbing The Hill Difficulty

From that great book The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan Our character Christian comes to a very high hill on his journey called The Hill Difficulty which leads to life and beside it there are two other paths called Danger and Destruction. Those ways are much easier and seem promising at this point when Christian…