• 2016,  disability,  powerchair,  Quickie Jive,  Quickie Salsa,  Uncategorized

    Promises to Keep

    When I ordered my new powerchair (8th June) I was told it would take between 4 and 6 weeks to come but the manufacturer (Sunrise Medical) had been told it was urgent.  And if I’m completely honest I didn’t believe that was going to make any difference.  But my previous chair was from the same manufacturer and came really quickly so I was hopeful it would be on the sooner end of that estimate. 5 weeks later I asked my supplier if they had any news of when I’d get the chair and if not could they get me an update.  And it turned out Sunrise had decided that my…

  • 2016,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    Taking One for the Team

    Over the weekend I read A Year of Doing Good by Judith O’Reilly.  And although I was mostly unimpressed I’ve been thinking about it ever since. This is a memoir and the basic premise is that one year Judith O’Reilly set herself the challenge of doing one good deed everyday for the whole year. It’s a tricky challenge and I’m not sure it’s one I’d like to take on.  My first thought was I don’t do many good deeds if any.  But then as I read it I started thinking about what I do at CAB and how that would count.  So that would be two days a week covered…