Hospital Waiting Rooms

Sitting in the waiting room at King’s College Hospital in London, and observing my surroundings, I am amused, but not surprisingly reassured that all hospital waiting rooms are basically the same. Whenever you spend time in a waiting room you will find Rows of uncomfortable chairs bolted to the floor. A badly behaved child, accompanied…

Eyes down for the 8:08 to London Bridge.

As a disabled passenger on public transport, with a hidden disability, it’s interesting to note the number of “funny looks” you get. It makes me uncomfortable when I consider where the highest number of this looks come from.

Travelling North!

Today started early as I’m travelling north to surprise my Mother for her birthday. She thinks that I’ve forgotten. As my folks have a routine that operates like clockwork, I’ve decided to pop up in her favorite coffee shop. Hopefully she’ll notice the large, shaven headed, man sat with his back to the door, that…

GoVia ThamesStink

For the last few weeks, commuters across the UK have been suffering from #RailFail2020 in London. There is no guarantee when trains will arrive/depart or even turn up. Once again I had a crappy journey to work, despite being at the station at the normal time I was late for work. Thankfully I didn’t have…

Nothing to say this week…

I have nothing really to say this week as I’m building up to a big rant about how my education has affected my mental health. I have been exploring this with my therapist and I’ve been working on a post for the last week. I’m otherwise well and will to be popping over to Wale…

Suffering from FailPlan2020

During the last week, I’ve been dealing with prep for a major demonstration/meeting at work as well as the changes to my commute inflicted by RailPlan2020. I would hesitate to call it a plan, very little seemed to have been communicated to station staff, train drivers and commuters alike. Since the start of the new…

[Diet Update] Day 7 – Weigh In!

So how’d it go? The first week has gone well. None of the food was repulsive, in fact, it has been a bit of a surprise to find that the Jane Plan food is delicious. I’ve lost over 2kgs, which is precisely what I was looking for. OK, I have 24 to go (around 4st…

The Blue Badge

You may have read in previous blogs that I have a hidden disability, Avascular Necrosis. A definition of which you can find here.  Some time ago Transport For London (TFL) started an amazing scheme. A blue badge for passengers with hidden disabilities, that mirrors the already successful white badge for pregnant women. We don’t wear a…