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 … More Please Give Me Space. Social Distance Sign
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 … More Cornish Coastal Path – Penzance to Morvah
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 … More What I did when I was furloughed.
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 … More #WhiteCane the stick.
Prior to my eyesight diminishing I loved to go camping, hiking and take on long distance walks over a few days. I haven’t stopped I just keep buying new kit and tackle the problem in a different way. With the arrival of a new member to Team Imeson, Teal. I have a chance to look … More Camping with a Guide Dog
Six Hours on a train in February 2020 and through a storm ! Team Imeson’s members Emma, Teal and myself Roy had personal invites to St James Palace in London to be honourable guests at the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award ceremony. On Monday 10th February 2020. The day before I had been working in … More The Tails of Teal the guide dog. Plymouth to Paddington
Diary whilst training to be a guide dog user. … More Guide Dog Training – day one
Recently I made the decision to walk a similar distance with as much height gain as possible matching the day four of our “Epic Expedition” whilst staying close to my home. Day four – The Yorkshire Three Peaks – https://www.threepeakschallenge.uk/yorkshire-three-peaks-challenge/route The reason behind this walk was to help me gain confidence that I can manage … More Blind Man Roy makes a solo walk happen
Blooming Cataracts In October 2018, I was diagnosed as blind. The optometrist calmly said my sight had reached this status which was enhanced with two growing cataracts. Recently this state has sent me into a world of “blur”. This new condition has led me to learn a new coping strategy, It’s a simple one. This … More Loosing Faces
Over a weekend in February Laura and I made a positive decision to “get up and go”. Our choice of direction was “upwards” and off we set for the most local highest point. This blog is more of a pictorial update rather than the usual 1000 words. I hope you enjoy the videos. When I … More Training can be more than just a walk around a National Park in the UK.