The Disability Invisibility (Part 2)

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*I had aimed for this to follow up Part 1 within a month, however moving house, writing off my car and being without a computer for nearly 4 weeks has led to some unforeseen delays for which I can only apologise! But without further ado, it’s time for Part 2! From Bathrooms To Bays In my previous blog entry I wrote all about disabled bathrooms, the new signs that were beginning to appear outside them, and the positive and negative effects these could have on disabled users. Some of the feedback I received on the entry was from people who…

The Disability Invisibility (Part 1)

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Post Easter Intro Hey guys! I hope everyone had a great Easter and celebrated Jesus’ resurrection in the most appropriate way possible – by ploughing through a mountain of hollowed-out, chocolate eggs that were delivered by an omnipotent rabbit! I gave up chocolate for lent this year, but like a recovering addict who’s fallen off the wagon, I’ve been hitting it pretty hard since Easter Sunday. I’m determined however to battle through the palpitations and fluctuating energy levels to get this entry written before I pack everything up, move house and then inevitably spend the next 6-12 months staring at…

In The Beginning Was The Word, and The Word Was God-Dammit-I’ve-Broken-My-Neck!

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Hello, I’m Gareth and this is my shambolic attempt at a blog all to do with my life as a disabled or ‘differently abled’ person! I’ve never actually understood people who use that expression, “I’m not disabled, I’m differently abled!” Are you? Really? Surely if you were ‘differently abled’ then instead of walking you’d be able to fly or teleport, something that a regular person couldn’t do. (Disclaimer: If it so happens that you can do one of these things in place of walking then I will be the first person to apologise, acknowledge you as ‘differently abled’ and then…