Things you can’t do Spontaneously

Spontaneity

I was sitting here thinking about Things you can’t do Spontaneously if you are in a wheelchair… Ok lots of stuff is possible… if you give enough notice, and time to plan how to execute the task at hand. This is not a negative post… just a little bit of fun and my top 10 Things you can’t do Spontaneously if you are in a wheelchair.

1.TUBE TRAINS 

Tube Train

Most tube stations don’t have lifts http://www.tfl.gov.uk so it is fairly impossible to get around on the tub if you are in a wheel chair.
I heard a story the other day about a person that was going on a train with a person in a wheel chair… ok there was a lift… But believe it or not there were stairs up to the lift area???
Alternative:  Go train spotting (If that’s your thing,nothing against it but not my bag)

2. LONG TRAIN JOURNEYSLong train

long train journeys  can be exhausting and it is fairly difficult to get on and off without help or pre booking ( you need to contact your local train station, to check their accessibility and whether you need to book help in advance). Long train trips can be great fun, if you plan well in advance and make sure your well equipment, you can have fun, especially if you have friends with you, I would love to go on the “Orient  Express” but that is just a dream…the cost would be a little beyond my budget. (Oh well we all need to dream).

3. SWIMMING
Swimming

Going swimming without help or a hoist. (Check with your local council website, to find disability friendly swimming pools with hoists) Alternative:  Go to the cafeteria order coffee and the biggest cake you can, and watch others swimming, making fools of themselves.

4. GO TO THE CINEMA
Cinema

Going to the cinema can be a challenge unless you can park your wheelchair right at the front. (Check web site of your local cinema, for access) Alternative:  Hire a movie and watch it at home whilst stuffing yourself with popcorn…. lots cheaper.

5. GO TO THE BEACH
Beach
Going to the beach is not that easy unless you have a beach wheelchair which has ‘fat wheels’  you may be able to hire one.  (Check your local council, if they have beach wheelchair hiring in your area)

6. AIR TRAVEL
Air travel
if the disabled ‘quota‘ has been used up. Who knew they have a quota(Check your local airport website, look at the airline to see there disability facilities)
Or check out other airlines that fly to the destination you want, they may not have reached there disabled ‘quota’

7. GO SHOPPING
Retail Therapy
unless the shops have statutory ramps in place. Unless they are listed building, which means their status says they can’t fit them. (Check web site of your local council, or shopping centre to see they disability facilities.

Alternative: Try going to large indoor shopping centres, they are fairly new so most have disability access and lifts to different levels, but be careful you could spend a fortune.

8. DINNING OUT

Dinning out
Need to check ability to access the toilets, some restaurants have their toilets/cloakroom upstairs, downstairs or don’t have disabled toilets, so no access for wheelchair users.( Check web site of the eateries in your area, look at their accessibility).
My advice would be to take a note pad out with you, each time you pass a restaurant note if they look as though access would be possible, yes you won’t know by just looking at the outside if their toilets are accessible, but it might be worth a phone call when you get home, to ask the question, you will hopefully start collecting names of eateries that you can then visit.

9. VISITING FRIENDS HOUSES

Visiting Friends
unless they have wheelchair ramps. Most houses don’t have ramps, some even have steps or stairs to their front doors,(Might be worth buying a set of collapsible ramps) Well if you buy a pair of collapsible ramps, you can go to any of your friends. Or way not invite them to your home, that way you won’t have to worry about anything, apart from which wine to buy, and how much you might drink.

10. Go anywhere spontaneously (without planning and checking wheelchair accessibility)

Wheel chair
Alternative:  Think positive … life’s full of obstacles, so take a chance life would be boring if you didn’t.

Hope you enjoyed this post Things you can’t do Spontaneously a little light-hearted fun… but does make you think.

Till next time Amazon lady

 

[contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]

 

15 replies
  1. dry wizard
    dry wizard says:

    I realised I was basically considering this amazing issue 2 or 3 days ago with a relative. Because I was nearly always concerned what exactly the best time frame was to talk to those on the subject of this focus area.

    Reply
  2. Hospital Management System Qatar
    Hospital Management System Qatar says:

    Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

    Reply
  3. ultra boost
    ultra boost says:

    I want to express my appreciation for your kindness giving support to persons who have the need for assistance with that idea. Your special commitment to passing the message up and down was pretty beneficial and have constantly allowed most people like me to get to their desired goals. Your amazing warm and helpful information entails a great deal a person like me and extremely more to my colleagues. Regards; from each one of us.

    Reply
  4. yeezy boost
    yeezy boost says:

    I and also my pals appeared to be reading the excellent information and facts found on your web page and suddenly came up with an awful suspicion I had not thanked the web site owner for those secrets. My young men appeared to be absolutely excited to see all of them and already have quite simply been tapping into these things. Appreciate your really being well kind and also for having this kind of awesome areas most people are really desirous to learn about. My personal honest apologies for not expressing appreciation to earlier.

    Reply
  5. roshe run
    roshe run says:

    I and my buddies happened to be studying the nice items on the blog and then suddenly came up with a horrible feeling I never expressed respect to you for those strategies. All the people were definitely as a consequence excited to learn them and have now in actuality been making the most of those things. Thanks for being considerably helpful as well as for finding such excellent subjects most people are really desirous to be aware of. Our sincere regret for not expressing gratitude to you sooner.

    Reply
  6. ultra boost 3.0
    ultra boost 3.0 says:

    I used to be more than happy to search out this web-site.I needed to thanks on your time for this excellent read!! I undoubtedly enjoying each little little bit of it and I’ve you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.

    Reply
  7. Dwight Cathie
    Dwight Cathie says:

    Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this information. Today bloggers publish only about gossips and net and this is actually annoying. A good website with exciting content, this is what I need. Thanks for keeping this web-site, I will be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can’t find it.

    Reply
  8. Ta Galletti
    Ta Galletti says:

    wonderful post, very informative. I wonder why the other specialists of this sector don’t notice this. You should continue your writing. I am confident, you’ve a great readers’ base already!

    Reply
  9. http://www.kobebasketballshoes.us.com
    http://www.kobebasketballshoes.us.com says:

    I wanted to post you this little bit of note just to say thanks a lot as before relating to the fantastic knowledge you have featured on this page. It was really shockingly generous with people like you to deliver unreservedly all that a few individuals could have distributed for an e-book to help with making some money for themselves, and in particular considering that you could possibly have tried it in case you wanted. These inspiring ideas likewise acted to become good way to understand that most people have a similar zeal like mine to grasp lots more with reference to this condition. I believe there are lots of more fun occasions ahead for many who look into your blog.

    Reply
  10. Kenneth schlenker
    Kenneth schlenker says:

    A motivating discussion is worth comment.
    I do believe that you need to write more on this
    topic, it might not be a taboo matter but usually people do not discuss such
    subjects. To the next! Kind regards!!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *