About me

I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Disabled Friendly Hotel Rooms

In a hotel recently, I noticed there were two peep holes in the door to the room, one regular height and one at the height of a wheelchair. The bathroom was generous in proportions, plenty of room to manoeuvre a wheelchair, no lip on the shower floor making access easy, a sturdy pull down seat in the shower, well designed soap dishes of varying heights, toilet with handrails and washbasin with no vanity unit, to enable someone in a wheelchair to use the basin with ease.

The only fault I found with the entire room and bathroom, was that they hadn’t taken into account someone in a wheelchair wanting to look in the mirror above the washbasin. The mirror was positioned far too high making it impossible to see one’s face at all from sitting in a wheelchair.

I wonder who exactly designs a hotel room for the disabled? Do they hire someone  who is especially trained and has experience in interior design for the disabled? Or does the interior designer of the hotel go by the seat of his pants, and hazard a guess, hoping to think of everything necessary?

1 comment:

  1. I can only imagine it was the result of a design company headed by a man; then, again, they do, for the most part, shave. Interesting! K8