FareShare Around The UK

FareShare supplies food to almost 11,000 foodbanks, frontline charities and community groups throughout the UK – via a network of 24 regional distribution centres. Possibly feeding the most vulnerable people in your very own local community. Help that is now more vital than ever. The food that FareShare distributes is nutritious and in-date. It reaches…

Ataxia?

October 2013. During a round-the-world by train journey, I started falling over for no apparent reason. My balance became so bad that I abandoned the journey midway (in Novosibirsk, Siberia) and returned to Scotland to find out what was causing the problem. March 2015. After 17 months of being poked and prodded by numerous doctors…

Borneo 1998 – “Just going for a wee walk….”

I first attempted to chronicle this, frankly surreal, journey in 2008 – to mark the 10th anniversary of the journey. An account of the journey that I then planned to give to Robbie (my fellow hitchhiker/partner in crime) as a birthday present. However, I gave up that attempt at recording the journey after a few…

5 million reasons to head to ASDA.

I wanted to write this earlier, but I actually rely on food deliveries from Asda normally too, and for a while it was rather difficult to find a delivery slot. However, with constant checking, I have ALWAYS found a slot (although many products are still “out of stock” – thank you very much Stockpilers!). On…

Moscow. October 2013.

Even after 30 years of traveling, this event, which happened in Moscow in 2013, is one of the most amazing travel experiences of my life: Towards the premature end of my 2013 “round the world by train” trip, I found myself in Moscow. I was already aware then that something “wasn’t quite right”, and that…

The Little Big Things. Henry Fraser.

If I ever park my kilted backside in the one place for long enough to hang a Christmas Stocking, then I hope to find this book inside it on Christmas Day. This book will change your life – for the better. You don’t need to be disabled, or know anyone who is, to really enjoy…

#pinksocks?

I was first introduced to the #pinksocks phenomenon by Alan Thomas, from ataxiaandme.org, almost a year ago. And it was during my first real-life meeting with Alan yesterday, in Barcelona*, that I became a very happy member of the #pinksocks tribe. So what’s all this #pinksocks about? Connection. A personal connection. [photo, of some very…

Lisbon. Get ready to R-U-M-B-L-E!

Lisbon is most definitely NOT an accessible city. First of all, the city is built on a series of hills. So no matter where you are going, you will be going up/down hills. And some of the gradients are seriously wheelchair-unfriendly. But it gets worse! In their wisdom, the city planners of Lisbon have decided…

Faro Airport.

Costa Coffee, and the owners of Faro Airport, will hate me for telling you this (but hopefully it will be worth it to you): If you’re visiting Faro Airport soon; and after having checked-in your heavy luggage, are then looking to enjoy a coffee (and maybe something to eat), then you have two choices –…