Words I Didn’t Want to Hear: “You’ve Got Cancer”

If there was ever a set of words I didn't want to hear its “You’ve Got Cancer”. Sadly, that's exactly what happened at the back end of last year and I’m only now ready to talk about it. You may remember Heart Failure, Kidney Stones and Fibromyalgia. As a result of the...

Accessible Days Out in Sandringham

All this talk of Royal Weddings reminds me I still need to tell you about accessible days out in Sandringham, the Queen's country retreat in Norfolk. We were staying at Elms Farm Cottages in Lincolnshire and decided to take a drive over to Sandringham, from memory I...

Accessible Days Out in Lincoln Castle

Wheelchair Friendly Days Out in Lincoln Castle It's not often you hear me talk about a day out in a castle, but I can highly recommend wheelchair friendly days out in Lincoln Castle. During our stay at Elms Farm Cottages in Lincolnshire, Carol, our host, recommended...

9 Tips for Travelling with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Those of you who’ve tried travelling with Rheumatoid Arthritis already know how hard it can be. Even the shortest trips feel like you're trying to conquer Mount Everest with an elephant on your back and glass in your boots, while someone's holding a hot flame to your...

Top 20 Tips for Travelling with Heart Failure

Today, I want to share “20 Tips for Travelling with Heart Failure". But, before I do, let me explain why I want to share them. A few months ago, I was diagnosed with Heart Failure and my world fell apart. I was annoyed, confused, scared and in denial. I had loads of...

Diagnosed with Heart Failure, Am I Going to Die?

A few months ago, I was diagnosed with Heart Failure. At first, I wasn't sure how to feel about it? I was convinced the Cardiologist had it wrong, I mean, I'm only 50 51, how can my heart be failing? Once I accepted the diagnosis, I moved on to what I would think is...

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8 Free and Accessible Things to do in Dublin

It's been far too long since we last visited Dublin and a lot has happened since then. I think we’re long overdue a return. To get those Dublin juices flowing, and to go some way towards planning our next visit, I’ve written an overview of “Free and Accessible Things...

Bimbling Along the Coast – Aberystwyth to St Davids

We recently embarked on a road trip in west Wales. We were travelling to Cardiff to attend a travel blogging conference so decided to turn the trip into a bimble on the coast. Years ago, when the kids weren't ashamed of us, we visited Aberystwyth. I remember it well,...

Our Accessible Dartmoor Road Trip

Like us, Lisa, the owner of Dartmoor Accommodation appreciates the importance of access information, also like us, Lisa is working hard to promote access in the tourism industry, especially in Dartmoor. In a bid to spread the word, Lisa invited us down for a bimble so...

Wheelchair Accessible Holidays in Northumberland

We'd had a great time on the east coast and it was now time to take a look at wheelchair accessible holidays in Northumberland. Starting in Berwick upon Tweed, we made our way down the Northumberland coast to Amble, calling into Spittal, Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle...

North Yorkshire Coast – Flamborough to Whitby

After a good night's sleep in the Campanile Hotel in Hull, we were ready for day two of our trip. The first day took us from Kilnsea to Bridlington, day two was to be an exciting day on the North Yorkshire coast starting in Flamborough Head and finishing in Whitby....

A Weekend on The Holderness Coast – Kilnsea to Bridlington

A few weeks ago we visited the Holderness coast in the East Riding of Yorkshire. This stretch of coast holds the unfortunate accolade of being the most eroding coastline in Britain. If you're unsure where the Holderness coast is, it runs from Spurn Point at the mouth...

Accessible Days Out in Sandringham

All this talk of Royal Weddings reminds me I still need to tell you about accessible days out in Sandringham, the Queen's country retreat in Norfolk. We were staying at Elms Farm Cottages in Lincolnshire and decided to take a drive over to Sandringham, from memory I...

Accessible Days Out in Lincoln Castle

Wheelchair Friendly Days Out in Lincoln Castle It's not often you hear me talk about a day out in a castle, but I can highly recommend wheelchair friendly days out in Lincoln Castle. During our stay at Elms Farm Cottages in Lincolnshire, Carol, our host, recommended...

Accessible Guide to the UK’s National Parks

Without a doubt, a day out in one of the UK's national parks is the best tonic when you're living with a disability. I’m not sure if it's the fresh air, change of scenery, wide open space or all of the above, whatever it is, you can’t beat it. If I’m honest, I miss my...

The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh

The Scotch Whisky Experience is located in the heart of historic Edinburgh, next to Edinburgh Castle and offers a range of different whisky tours, suitable for both the novice and the expert. The Amber Restaurant and Bar The Amber Restaurant serves delicious Scottish...

Wheelchair Friendly Days Out on the North West Coast

Ask most people if they've visited the North West and they'll tell you they've been to the Lake District or Blackpool. Whilst both locations are special in their own right, I can't help thinking visitors are missing out because there’s so much more to our neck of the...

The Kelpies at The Helix Centre in Falkirk, Scotland

On our way to stay at Homelands in Fife, we stopped off to see The Kelpies in Falkirk. I don’t remember when The Kelpies first came on my radar, but I think it was when Freddie Flintoff took his fish and chip van there in his TV programme Freddie Fries Again? We...

A Walk on the Monsal Trail in Derbyshire

When we were planning our weekend in the Peak District National Park we asked our friends at Accessible Derbyshire to recommend a wheelchair walk. A few ideas were put forward and the one that caught my attention was the Monsal trail. I think the best way to...

A Wheelchair Walk on the English Riviera

On a recent trip to Dartmoor in Devon, we had a few hours to fill between activities. As you know, Bridget and I are partial to a coastal walk so we set off for a short bimble in Torquay. We knew we wouldn't have enough time to explore properly, but the sun was out so...

25 Wheelchair Friendly Walks in the UK and Ireland

I recently wrote a guest post for Disability Horizons, where I shared our top 10 favourite coastal walks of 2015. On from there and because I enjoyed writing the post so much, I want to expand on our favourite wheelchair friendly walks from our first year as bimblers....

Accessible Holiday Cottages for People with Disabilities

Elms Farm Luxury Holiday Cottages – Review

Back in May, we had the pleasure of spending a week at the award-winning Elms Farm Luxury Holiday Cottages at Hubbert's Bridge near Boston in Lincolnshire. We’ve been lucky to stay in some beautiful cottages, but there’s been one style missing from our wish list and...

Hoe Grange Holidays in Derbyshire – Review

Hoe Grange Holidays is a relaxing retreat on the edge of the Peak District National Park. For over a year, Hoe Grange was on our bucket list, so when the chance came to visit, we were very excited. What made our visit even more special was that we visited over...

The Rings Accessible Cottages in Fife, Scotland – Review

Do you know how sometimes things are just meant to be? You do, well, that's how I feel about our visit to The Rings accessible cottages in Fife, Scotland. Last December, we were supposed to be reviewing hotels in Edinburgh, but I had this feeling we should visit The...

Homelands Trust Holiday Lodges in Fife, Scotland – Review

It seems a lifetime ago since we stayed at Homelands Trust in Fife. In reality, it was only last December, but as you know, so much has happened since then. Having read previous reviews I was expecting Homelands to be accessible, but I don't think I was expecting it...

The Room For All Seasons in Derbyshire – Review

Are you fed up with mundane hotel rooms? Do you fancy trying alternative accessible accommodation? Have you ever considered staying on a farm? Do mobility problems limit your holiday options? If you can relate to any of the above, let me introduce you to a luxury...

Wilson Cottage in Dartmoor, Devon – Review

If you’re looking for a comfortable, cosy, clean and generally accessible luxury cottage in Dartmoor then let me introduce you to Wilson Cottage near Tavistock. As you know, we want to stay in different types of accessible holiday accommodation this year, and the...

Wheelchair Friendly Hotels and B&B’s

The New Premier Inn Hotel in Cleethorpes – Review

It's been a while since we stayed in a Premier Inn hotel, so the night before our mini road trip on the Lincolnshire coast we a spent a night at the new Premier Inn in Cleethorpes. I'm not entirely sure when this hotel opened but you could tell it's fairly new because...

Travelodge London City Airport – Review

Last week we had the pleasure of staying at the Travelodge London City Airport. Better still, we got an absolute bargain by London hotel standards, we paid £95.00 for two nights. What made our stay even more of a bargain was that we stayed over World Travel Market...

Holiday Inn Express in Hull City Centre – Review

I hadn't planned on writing a review of the Holiday Inn Express in Hull city centre. Not because it doesn't deserve one, but because we only stayed one night and we spent hardly any time in the hotel. But, as you know, I like to promote good disabled access in hotels,...

3 Budget Hotels with Wheelchair Friendly Rooms

When it comes to booking an accessible hotel room, it’s a lottery. A lottery, because, what’s accessible to one person may not be accessible to another. Then, when you throw the price into the equation, the lottery can get silly! We all know travelling is expensive,...

Holiday Inn Express in Cardiff Airport – Review

Holiday Inn Express at Cardiff Airport saved my bacon. As usual, I’d been messing about for ages trying to find an accessible hotel room, and also, as usual, I’d left it very late to book the room. On this particular weekend, Cardiff city centre hotel rooms were...

Campanile Hotel in Hull City Centre – Review

The last time I stayed in a Campanile Hotel was probably 15 years ago, the hotel was in Washington near Newcastle. So, when we were heading over to the North East coast, I thought it is a good idea to add them to our list of budget hotels. The road trip was to take us...

Travel Tips for People with Disabilities

9 Tips for Travelling with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Those of you who’ve tried travelling with Rheumatoid Arthritis already know how hard it can be. Even the shortest trips feel like you're trying to conquer Mount Everest with an elephant on your back and glass in your boots, while someone's holding a hot flame to your...

Top 20 Tips for Travelling with Heart Failure

Today, I want to share “20 Tips for Travelling with Heart Failure". But, before I do, let me explain why I want to share them. A few months ago, I was diagnosed with Heart Failure and my world fell apart. I was annoyed, confused, scared and in denial. I had loads of...

Top Ten Tips for Travelling with MS

Have you ever wondered what it's like travelling with MS? If you have, you’re in luck because one of our readers, Margaret Halliday, has kindly shared her top ten tips for travelling with MS. Margaret is a former teacher and scientist, she’s a published author and now...

Mobility Aids for Disabled Travellers

Words I Didn’t Want to Hear: “You’ve Got Cancer”

If there was ever a set of words I didn't want to hear its “You’ve Got Cancer”. Sadly, that's exactly what happened at the back end of last year and I’m only now ready to talk about it. You may remember Heart Failure, Kidney Stones and Fibromyalgia. As a result of the...

Diagnosed with Heart Failure, Am I Going to Die?

A few months ago, I was diagnosed with Heart Failure. At first, I wasn't sure how to feel about it? I was convinced the Cardiologist had it wrong, I mean, I'm only 50 51, how can my heart be failing? Once I accepted the diagnosis, I moved on to what I would think is...

Mobility Aids and Adaptations For Your Home

From a health point of view, 2017 has been our worst ever. What started off as feeling a little unwell, with the odd ache and pain, has turned into a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, probably a Heart Attack and definitely Heart Failure. Then, when you throw in massive...

Review: A Lightweight Deluxe Wheelchair in a Bag

It's not often we get invited to test mobility products, so when Fenetic Wellbeing asked us to test their “Deluxe Wheelchair in a Bag” I was not only surprised but also intrigued because I’ve never heard of a wheelchair in a bag. I quickly had a look at Fenetic’s...

Fibromyalgia, Kidney Stones and a Heart Attack

It's difficult to know how to start this post. I sort of wanted to give you an update on what's been going on with my health, not because I enjoy plastering my woes all over the internet but so I can explain why I've let so many people down recently. So, rather than...

TGA Wheelchair Power Pack

If you are anything like me, you’ll know how hard it can be to push a manual wheelchair. I can't tell you how many times I’ve struggled to push Bridget’s chair up an incline. And, more recently, I’ve been struggling even on flat surfaces, especially since my recent...

Accessible Travel News and Opinion

Talking About Accessible Beaches on BBC Radio Solent

Today, I have been talking about accessible beaches on BBC Radio Solent in Portsmouth. The discussion on the breakfast show was about how accessible beaches are in the UK, specifically the poor access to Southsea beach and what can be done about it? I'm not entirely...

Our Day at the Motability Big Event in Manchester

Back in May, we attended the Motability Big Event in Manchester. These events are designed to bring together Motability scheme users, car manufacturers and dealers. If you're thinking of joining the scheme, or if you want to get a few ideas before choosing your new...

Talking About Accessible Beaches in My Weekly Magazine

A couple of months ago we were approached by My Weekly magazine to talk about accessible beaches. At first, I thought it was a bit of a wind-up, I mean, a national magazine wanting to interview The Bimblers? Anyway, once we’d established it wasn't a wind up we...

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