The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that I’ve missed three weekly roundups. I did write them, I just didn’t publish them.

Why?

I didn’t publish them because I’ve been having an identity crisis.

Let me explain:

For the last twelve months or so I’ve gone through some serious health issues. Recently, it dawned on me how serious they were, and to some extent, still are.

Faced with my mortality, I’ve started appreciating how temporary life is. I’ve started questioning how I used my time in the past, and what I want to do with it in the future.

Don’t get me wrong, I plan on being around for some time yet. But, like everyone else, I have no idea how long that will be so I ain’t gonna waste it.

I can’t tell you how stressful life has been. Well, I can, but I’m not going to because that’s not why you read the blog. I’m pretty sure you have your own problems to deal with.

I started The Bimblers to talk about “Accessible Travel”. Somewhere along the way, I started talking about illnesses and before I knew it, I was having a pity party!

I’m annoyed with myself, I don’t know about you, but I find talking about illness depressing.

The Bimblers is supposed to take us away from all that. I apologise, I let my guard down and the blog lost its way.

After much navel-gazing, it’s time to get back on track.

I’ll still write these roundup posts because I like our little chats.

But no more woe is me, it’s time to “take back control of our blog” (Brexit Reference).

So here we go…

What I Did The Last Few Weeks

As I say, I’ve been contemplating life and figuring out what’s next.

You may notice, I’ve made a couple of changes to the blog layout. I want it to look like a blog again, so I changed the homepage layout and got rid of a few surplus categories.

I published a few posts:

35 Wheelchair Friendly Things to do in Liverpool – You asked me to write more posts about Liverpool and North West England. I’m happy to oblige because it makes travelling so much easier and cheaper.

Holiday Sickness Claims and Existing Medical Conditions – This was a collaborative post with Your Legal Friend. I didn’t actually know the law had changed to prevent fraudulent claims so this was an interesting post to write.

What I’ve Been Reading This Week

I have read some great posts from fellow disabled travel bloggers:

Our good friend Carrie-Ann published a great post about planning your next holiday. Drawing on her years of experience, Carrie-Ann shares some useful tips and insights, take a look:

Wheelchair Accessible Travel: Survival Guide

My favourite Scottish blogger and friend Emma published a super post about visiting Amsterdam. I have never been to Amsterdam, thanks to Emma, I now want to:

3 Days in Amsterdam: A Wheelchair Users Travel Guide to Amsterdam

And that’s about it.

I think it’s important to have a plan in life. We may lose our way sometimes, but when you know where you’re heading you can figure out a way to get there.

For me, that means taking The Bimblers back to the beginning. Our sole purpose is to create information that helps you travel, not make you feel sad or sorry for us.

So, off with the baggage and on with the journey.

Happy Travels

Rob

PS – I couldn’t think of an appropriate photo so I just picked a random nice photo from Pixabay