Aniridia Day – My Shining Success Story

Happy¬†Aniridia Day! ūüôā

Today we’re celebrating people’s achievements and ambitions with Aniridia, as part of the Shining Success campaign, for which I edited a promo video I’m very proud of. There are also Facebook and Twitter pages for the day, where people are sharing their stories, photos and videos to mark the occasion, so please do check them out.

It’s already bringing people together with aniridia who have never met before, and helping to spread a positive message of positivity, support, solidarity and hope for the future. And if you want to find aniridia support groups, the links on my Disability Links page may help.

So this post is my contribution for the day, talking about my own achievements and ambitions, as someone living with aniridia. It’s an adaptation of the transcript of my video for the occasion.

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Train Of Thought #AllTheStations

When I was looking ahead¬†to my move to London, I was naturally looking online for various things to do with the city. And on Youtube I quickly fell in love with the videos made by¬†Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe, which are a joy to watch (it’s important to stress at I’m not affiliated with them, this is all personal opinion only).

You can see their clips¬†on Londonist and Geoff’s own channel, Geofftech. They’ve made¬†videos about¬†secrets of the Underground, the least used stations in the country, facts about London, vlogs and more. So it’s not just about the railways. But it is a big passion of theirs, so a lot of their videos are related to it in some form.

That may sound boring at first, but Geoff and Vicki aren’t trainspotters, and the videos aren’t specifically aimed at trainspotters. You don’t need to be into trains and railways in a big way to enjoy them. These are accessible, fun and informative videos that aren’t nerdy or patronising, looking more closely at a rail network that millions of us take for granted on a daily basis, not considering the history and features that are unique and unusual to¬†each location.¬†They clearly love what they do, and it shows.

And right now, they’re embarking on their¬†most ambitious project yet, called All The Stations, and it’s the reason behind my latest outing this weekend.

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Springing Into Action

It’s been a couple of months since I last made a post here. So now that Spring is upon us and the weather is improving, I thought I’d do a bit of a catch-up to let you know how things are going, as I have been busy lately. So this is going to be a long mixture of all sorts of things.

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New York Streets & Times Square (Video Transcript)

There are 2 versions of this clip Рone is my original footage, and the other is with my audio commentary. This post is the transcript of my audio commentary.

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World Trade Center (Video Transcript)

There are 2 versions of this clip Рone is my original footage, and the other is with my audio commentary. This post is the transcript of my audio commentary.

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Underground, Overground, Rambling Free

This past week I spent a couple of¬†days in London with a friend. Just a brief visit, but we had a lovely time. It was my first time in the city for a few years – I used to go up there two or three times a year when I was¬†a kid, because we had relatives there, but over the past 5-10 years the visits have been much more sporadic. Hopefully I’ll actually be living there soon (crosses fingers), so this was also a preliminary visit to re-familiarise myself with the area and see what it was like getting around the place.

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The Liebster Award

I hadn’t heard of the Liebster Award before I started blogging, but it seems to be a fun way of promoting other bloggers. The basic idea is that you answer the questions you’ve been asked, then nominate a few other bloggers and give them some questions to answer. And¬†I’ve been very kindly nominated by The Invisible Vision Project – thank you so much! ūüôā They’ve also nominated¬†Nataemily and Blind Moving On, whose blogs I also recommend checking out.

So here are my answers to the questions I’ve been asked, followed by my questions for the bloggers I nominate at the end.

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