Category Archives: Disability

Easy Come, Easy Go.

You may have seen my recent blog about how, on 4th January, I flew from Manchester to Tenerife but easyJet flew my power-chair from Manchester, to Brest (NW France), to Paris, to Gatwick, and then to Tenerife where I was … Continue reading

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The Privilege Paradox

Much has been written in recent years about the ‘scroungers and skivers’ rhetoric, with good cause. The relentless negative portrayal of disabled people by both the government and the general media has, arguably, resulted in worsening perceptions of disabled people … Continue reading

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I don’t want you to care . . . . . . .

Vulnerable, disadvantaged, poor, ill; disabled people are currently being increasingly described as all of these and more. Meanwhile caring, compassionate champions, ready to save these poor unfortunates, are suddenly crawling out of the woodwork. What’s going on? Well, I have … Continue reading

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How does she know it’s broken?

After another long silence from me, here’s a guest post by my husband, Tony Baldwinson, about our recent disastrous day going on holiday: OK, so we are going on a winter break holiday. A break we have done quite a … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo

At the beginning of this month I set myself a task of posting a blog a day as part of NaBloPoMo, or National Blog Posting Month. This period included a long holiday in Tenerife, and my return to the chill … Continue reading

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Special School #3

The boarding school for disabled children to which I was sent, aged eight, was an Elizabethan mansion with a lake, a river, and it’s own walled kitchen garden. It was quite different to the terraced house I was used to … Continue reading

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No hiding place

Anti bullying week is finished now, but here’s more about the bullying I received from other disabled children at ‘special’ boarding school: I passed the eleven plus, Alone, of my peers. ‘Professor’ they called me. That was all. Well, no, … Continue reading

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