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Hospital days

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   Today has been a day of hospitals.  This morning I woke up earlier than I had to after a crappy night of insomnia, dragged myself downstairs, are the breakfast that Mama Cubb prepared for me and attempted to not fall asleep again.  Of course that failed and I fell asleep.  Mama kept trying to […]

The inconvenience of flares

The inconvenience of flares

So my IBD has been almost entirely in remission for many months. This was great and as I prepared to go to download festival this year the fact I am taking my own toilet seemed like a luxury convenience… …until yesterday. Oh yes my friends, during our street party to mark the Queen’s Diamond jubilee […]

Fill it up, or not?

Fill it up, or not?

To fuel or not to fuel, that is the question. I live in a home of 3 disabled people. I am the only driver, we have one car and one electric mobility scooter. I cannot walk more than a few paces comfortably and my car is my access to the world. fill up now then! […]

The age old question

The age old question

So yay for me I have my first job interview in person from this round of job hunting :). It will be on Friday and the phone conversation was all great until the “awkward” question, from me, regarding disabled parking and step-free access. Parking wasn’t a problem but the gent sounded very uneasy about the […]

Best Disabled Toilet award

Best Disabled Toilet award

So far the best disabled toilet I have seen is at the Lido Centre in West Ealing. A number of features make it great. sliding door plenty of room adult changing bed lots of support rails mirror not seen whilst on toilet hoist However I still have a bug bear about low height sinks. In […]

Wickes Ruislip

Wickes Ruislip

So today Pappa Cubb needed some insulation material to insulate the small loft above our kitchen extension. Lucky for us we have Bear Cubb (my younger, healthy cousin) to help us with the task. So Pappa Cubb reserved the materials and sent Bear & I to Wickes in Ruislip to pick it up. We arrived […]

Job Hunting

Job Hunting

My name is Panda and I am a job seeker… I have been using jobsites for a couple of weeks following a long period of ESA due to a Fibromyalgia and IBD flare-up. I hate job hunting I’m registered with the usual sites, Monster, Jobsite, Totaljobs, Reed, Jobserve etc etc and my CV seems to […]

Serial Numbers and BAD McAfee experience

Serial Numbers and BAD McAfee experience

Pappa Cubb used to be an IT trainer and so uses his computer everyday. Unlike me he runs Windows 7 (I run Mac OSX Lion) and therefore he seems to be permanently having to rebuild the two desktops and laptop he keeps. The latest issue arose from trying to rationalise his McAfee Anti-virus to one […]

Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush)

Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush)

On Sunday Mamma Cubb & I went to Westfield London to eat some yummies at Yo! Sushi I hired a scooter from Shop Mobility there and was able to park very close in the disabled parking bays. Sadly I was told that the free hours for disabled customers are only available on weekdays and so […]

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