The adventures of a blind man. .

Tag: coping with blindness


  • Next Chapter Please – “Life is like a box of chocolates”.

    Next Chapter Please – “Life is like a box of chocolates”.

    The way to get through an Ultra Challenge. Since May, I have been pushing forward with training and aiming to raise £600+, with all the money going towards the Guide Dogs UK charity. Plus trying to raise awareness for the amazing volunteers helping both the guide dogs and their owners, like me. The Ultra Challenge […]

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  • Guide Dogs

    Guide Dogs

    I have signed up for an Ultra Challenge, the challenge is 50k within one day. The training has been on going. When you have a guide dog, one thing you do is walk! Whilst I have both some fitness and drive to complete I have joined the challenge with Jim Parker from Ilfracombe. The challenge […]

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  • What you looking at!

    What you looking at!

    Boom – the “I didn’t see you were blind” conversation happened again. I am all about inclusion, treating all with respect and I will open a door for people behind me, type of chap. Yet, on a daily basis, I get told a version of the above a statement. Recently, whilst trying to blend in […]

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  • The Support Workers Role.

    The Support Workers Role.

    This week has been a great week for getting out and about and offering advice on training , apprenticeships and simple meeting people again. I have been working at Head of Partnerships since April 2021. The number of contacts and organisations has increased by nearly double. I have trouble keeping track and making sure I […]

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  • Taxi!

    Taxi!

    This weekend, my girls, seem to be sleeping. Lola, is our old cat that is resting more and more as the weeks go. She try’s to eat constantly yet manages to not eat much. Todays lunch was one of my favourites, corn-beef! I have to admit, I ate more than her. This week, Teal, managed […]

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  • The wrong decision! Back to work, week one. After six months off being placed on furlough, I returned on Monday 2nd November 2020. I am sure thousands of people were in the same situation and found themselves sat at their home workstations. Switched on their laptops and PC’s and faced the game of ”What do […]

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  • Please Give Me Space. Social Distance Sign

    Please Give Me Space. Social Distance Sign

    I live in a small seaside town in Devon. In the initial stages of lockdown I was fortunate to complete the first stages of becoming a guide dog owner with my new mate Teal. My guide dog trainer and I had set up several walking routes around the town that covered crossing roads, zebra crossings […]

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  • Cornish Coastal Path – Penzance to Morvah

    Cornish Coastal Path – Penzance to Morvah

    July 2020. Whilst in the midst of the global pandemic and being placed on furlough. The UK Government had allowed campsites to open and lifted traveling restrictions. A friend of mine Gavin, suggested it’s time for an adventure and possible attempted a few days walking and camping. Over a couple of cups of tea, we […]

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  • What I did when I was furloughed.

    What I did when I was furloughed.

    Covid19 – When I received and eventually read the email from my employer with the terms and conditions of the Governments Job Retention Scheme. I have to admit I did not fully understand what mentally it would mean to not have work in my life for 7 weeks. I live in a Victorian mid terraced […]

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  • #WhiteCane the stick.

    #WhiteCane the stick.

    Last weekend Emma and I went to visit London and watch Ollie in his college performance of “Our House” in a theartre in Severn Sisters, North London. The show was understandable brilliant. After three years of training at London’s leading dance and drama college @theurdang you could only or would only expect that. Emma and […]

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