Accessible Advent

Merry Christmas! 🎄🎅 It’s a strange one for us all this year, and will be very difficult for many, but I hope you’re able to find some happiness, comfort and support, and can immerse yourself in things that you enjoy.

Throughout this month I took part in Accessible Advent on social media, created by Ginny Butcher, where each day I highlighted something that would make life more accessible for me and other visually impaired people. So I thought I’d share the full list here as well. I hope you find it interesting and useful!

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Guildford, Matisse & Guernsey

September is proving to be the busiest month of the year so far, and in a good way. So I’m having to do a few posts in quick succession to catch up with various bits and pieces. I’ve already posted about the music and drama day I did a couple of weeks ago, and now I want to tell you a bit about my visits to Guildford and The Royal Academy Of Arts, and my holiday to Guernsey.

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Room 101 – My Visually Impaired Frustrations

An edited version of this post appears on the RNIB Connect website.

For this post, I thought I’d do something a bit like the TV show Room 101 (where celebrities nominate their pet hates to be locked away forever). It’s named after the torture chamber in George Orwell’s novel 1984, which is said to contain “the worst thing in the world”. We also had a Room 101 at my college which was rather memorable, because it was the examinations office! So that felt both appropriate and ominous!

So I wanted to do a post along those lines, using it as an excuse to list some things that frustrate or irritate me because I have a visual impairment. I’ve also made a Youtube video to accompany it. It’s not at all intended to be offensive or to upset anyone, and I’m not a negative or moaning person. I’m actually very positive, as I’ve hopefully conveyed throughout this blog. But it’s nice to get some things off your chest now and again, and to try and spread a bit of awareness in the process.

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Journal – Spain Holiday – May 2007

July 2021 Introduction:

Hola! This is a special post created from a long journal entry I wrote on Monday 28 May 2007, about my first ever trip to Spain with a couple of my friends, including several photos I took at the time. I hope you enjoy!

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Journal – May 2006

April 2021 Introduction:

Welcome to another bumper set of entries from my old journal. This was a very busy month, as I had 3 trips away – attending a Mac training course in Manchester, staying with a friend in Exeter to play at a quiz night, and spending a week in Bournemouth with a couple of mates. And at home I was continuing to make good use of our new broadband connection, while the new series of Doctor Who was starting on TV. So there’s a lot to mention this time, I hope you enjoy it!

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Journal – October 2003

October 2020 Introduction:

Welcome to another little collection of posts from my old Bolt journal, as I begin my third and final year at university, and mention quite a few DVDs and TV shows that were keeping me entertained. I hope you find things of interest in amongst it all!

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