Monday, 28 July 2014

I mean it so much you can read it x3!!!

I'm not valued....:( I earn loads more than the cost of a taxi!

The date and time was set for the bank at Hillsborough tomorrow, Me gav and Jamie, and Andy and my PA, we all committed to signing away any spare time or other interests, that we might have. We were going to the Bank to open SC4A own account. That was until 4.30 today, when my lovely PA Jane really let me down. And I had to let the others down. :( In many ways, I possibly would be unhappy, even more obese than I am, if I'd have been able to drive. But at least I'd be able to get to Hillsborough tomorrow to the bank, I feel really unimportant because no one has offered to pay for a cab. Or pick me up. And maybe it's because everyone thinks they can work alongside Steve, and get folk cycling. But I doubt if they could. If it didn't matter so much to me ?? I'd walk! I hate feeling like this. :(

But here's the official press release


Caroline Waugh was one of the original beneficiaries of that project and has since become a champion for inclusive cycling. Caroline became disabled following a car accident and says it was a chance discovery that she found she could use a specially manufactured tricycle. She said Discovering cycling has been a totally liberating experience for me and my visits to the doctors went from once a month to once every two years. This a great opportunity to take inclusive cycling to a much wider audience and we hope that many more people can benefit as a result.” Caroline is also involved in Sheffield’s Move More plan, a city owned initiative that promotes physical activity in the city, and particularly looks to address inequality in participation in physical activity. 

Gavin Wood added, ‘There is such a huge demand for inclusive cycling in Sheffield that it would have been a travesty for the equipment to have been moved elsewhere. The goodwill and enthusiasm of the new group has been really refreshing and the members obviously see the many benefits that cycling offers the people they support. Most people take riding a bike for granted, and having the Tour de France fly through our region has reinforced that. People want to ride bikes and that is great! Projects like these offer an opportunity for all people, regardless of ability, to experience the joys of riding of a bike in safe environment, and that is something CTC and Cycling Projects are passionate about.’ CTC are currently working alongside Cycling Projects to create a national inclusive cycling network that will increase cycling opportunities for disabled people. 

To help sustain the project into the future, Gavin Wood, CTC’s Development Officer has worked with local organisations to form a constituted group, known as Sheffield Cycling 4 All, that will be responsible for the day to day running of the project, such as booking sessions and arranging maintenance of the equipment, as well as looking for funding opportunities to support the group’s activities. 


Sheffield Cycling 4 All will officially recommence on August 7th, with open sessions running on Thursdays in Hillsborough Park from 10.00 until 3.00. There will be a small charge of £5 to help cover staff costs and ongoing maintenance of the equipment. For further information please contact Disability Sheffield on 0114 2536747 or Gavin Wood on 07825 785490. 

Notes to Editors  
CTC is the UK’s largest cycling charity with 69,000 members. Established in 1878 CTC is also the oldest cycling membership body in the UK and continues to inspire and help people to cycle and keep cycling, whatever kind of cycling they do or would like to do. Over a century’s experience tells us that cycling is more than useful transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone. Visit www.ctc.org.uk 
Contact:  Gavin Wood, Inclusive Cycling Champion  T: 07825 785490  E: gavin.wood@ctc.org.uk  
Caroline Waugh was one of the original beneficiaries of that project and has since become a champion for inclusive cycling. Caroline became disabled following a car accident and says it was a chance discovery that she found she could use a specially manufactured tricycle. She said Discovering cycling has been a totally liberating experience for me and my visits to the doctors went from once a month to once every two years. This a great opportunity to take inclusive cycling to a much wider audience and we hope that many more people can benefit as a result.” Caroline is also involved in Sheffield’s Move More plan, a city owned initiative that promotes physical activity in the city, and particularly looks to address inequality in participation in physical activity. 

Gavin Wood added, ‘There is such a huge demand for inclusive cycling in Sheffield that it would have been a travesty for the equipment to have been moved elsewhere. The goodwill and enthusiasm of the new group has been really refreshing and the members obviously see the many benefits that cycling offers the people they support. Most people take riding a bike for granted, and having the Tour de France fly through our region has reinforced that. People want to ride bikes and that is great! Projects like these offer an opportunity for all people, regardless of ability, to experience the joys of riding of a bike in safe environment, and that is something CTC and Cycling Projects are passionate about.’ CTC are currently working alongside Cycling Projects to create a national inclusive cycling network that will increase cycling opportunities for disabled people. 

To help sustain the project into the future, Gavin Wood, CTC’s Development Officer has worked with local organisations to form a constituted group, known as Sheffield Cycling 4 All, that will be responsible for the day to day running of the project, such as booking sessions and arranging maintenance of the equipment, as well as looking for funding opportunities to support the group’s activities. 


Sheffield Cycling 4 All will officially recommence on August 7th, with open sessions running on Thursdays in Hillsborough Park from 10.00 until 3.00. There will be a small charge of £5 to help cover staff costs and ongoing maintenance of the equipment. For further information please contact Disability Sheffield on 0114 2536747 or Gavin Wood on 07825 785490. 

Notes to Editors  
CTC is the UK’s largest cycling charity with 69,000 members. Established in 1878 CTC is also the oldest cycling membership body in the UK and continues to inspire and help people to cycle and keep cycling, whatever kind of cycling they do or would like to do. Over a century’s experience tells us that cycling is more than useful transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone. Visit www.ctc.org.uk 
Contact:  Gavin Wood, Inclusive Cycling Champion  T: 07825 785490  E: gavin.wood@ctc.org.uk  
Caroline Waugh was one of the original beneficiaries of that project and has since become a champion for inclusive cycling. Caroline became disabled following a car accident and says it was a chance discovery that she found she could use a specially manufactured tricycle. She said Discovering cycling has been a totally liberating experience for me and my visits to the doctors went from once a month to once every two years. This a great opportunity to take inclusive cycling to a much wider audience and we hope that many more people can benefit as a result.” Caroline is also involved in Sheffield’s Move More plan, a city owned initiative that promotes physical activity in the city, and particularly looks to address inequality in participation in physical activity. 

Gavin Wood added, ‘There is such a huge demand for inclusive cycling in Sheffield that it would have been a travesty for the equipment to have been moved elsewhere. The goodwill and enthusiasm of the new group has been really refreshing and the members obviously see the many benefits that cycling offers the people they support. Most people take riding a bike for granted, and having the Tour de France fly through our region has reinforced that. People want to ride bikes and that is great! Projects like these offer an opportunity for all people, regardless of ability, to experience the joys of riding of a bike in safe environment, and that is something CTC and Cycling Projects are passionate about.’ CTC are currently working alongside Cycling Projects to create a national inclusive cycling network that will increase cycling opportunities for disabled people. 

To help sustain the project into the future, Gavin Wood, CTC’s Development Officer has worked with local organisations to form a constituted group, known as Sheffield Cycling 4 All, that will be responsible for the day to day running of the project, such as booking sessions and arranging maintenance of the equipment, as well as looking for funding opportunities to support the group’s activities. 


Sheffield Cycling 4 All will officially recommence on August 7th, with open sessions running on Thursdays in Hillsborough Park from 10.00 until 3.00. There will be a small charge of £5 to help cover staff costs and ongoing maintenance of the equipment. For further information please contact Disability Sheffield on 0114 2536747 or Gavin Wood on 07825 785490. 

Notes to Editors  
CTC is the UK’s largest cycling charity with 69,000 members. Established in 1878 CTC is also the oldest cycling membership body in the UK and continues to inspire and help people to cycle and keep cycling, whatever kind of cycling they do or would like to do. Over a century’s experience tells us that cycling is more than useful transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone. Visit www.ctc.org.uk 
Contact:  Gavin Wood, Inclusive Cycling Champion  T: 07825 785490  E: gavin.wood@ctc.org.uk 

I'm bored :( I have no children at the moment

I just daren't go out on Ziggy for a cycle. I mean, just supposing I got a puncture or lost a dog! I can only get on and off my bike, when I'm next to some railings, I'm just not that steady yet. But on a positive front, my bro has sorted me a builder To build me some attractive looking flower beds, with hand rails, minus the flowers (full of grey slate?) - thank goodness. I'm not a gardening person, or a house work person! come to think of it.  I have just crutched it to the end of my garden, to let Robbie and Holly have a run. I swear my dog thinks that Green Oak Park is her garden!!

I have a bit of romance, on the horizon??? But then again is that just a nice word for sex?? So I'm not sure?? This has been a possibility for about 2years!! And I've played hard to get, Me??? I know, it's hard to believe. There's a book, I've heard of called s'thing like?? 'Looking After Chimp???' and it's written by a Psychologist. And it's about folk, who are quite sensible in making lifes choices. And just avoid situations, where they'll get hurt. I think that's the new me. It's a bit dull though! If anyone knows who the books by? I'd love to know. Because I can't get hold of a copy.

I need more fish pie

hykftghy,fg,g

Sunday, 27 July 2014

I'M BACK!!!!!!!

Why am i sooooo untechy???
And how I've missed you all!!! It's been soo long and I've needed you all so much, because quite frankly I'm experiencing the worst 6 months of my life. Yes... 100 times worst than, my 4 months unconscious. Aged just 21, the following 2 years, when I re-learnt living, talking, walking, a certain amount of etiquate?? But some might argue about that???!!!! I don't know how to set up spell check. Where was I?? Oh yes, I was telling you about the last 5 months? I fell out of a car, in February! (it was stationary) and I fell onto the pavement, trapping my foot under the car. So my shin bent 45 % OUCH!!
The above resulted in me having a Fractured Tibia and Fibula, resulting in me having the most excrutiating Fixatortibia fibula fracture external fixator 1 Minneapolis Femur Fracture Attorney

Hey FFS!!!!, all these Fish Pies, I've been eating, must have done some good, because I've just learnt how to Copy and Paste using my net book!! Welcome to a new blogging experience for me!!



My Fixator was so much more painful for me than the average person, because it was on my effected side (disabled) Woe is me!!! :( But it honestly was!! Because if you have a weakness caused by a neurological problem, it just increases the sensitivity, therefore significantly reducing my pain tolerance. I have never said FCKU, as many times as I did in those months!

I have to say the whole experience has changed me for the worse I don't love life quite as much as I once did. :( But I want me back.

Hang fire with me and be patient, and I will keep adding bits, as I remember.

My once weekly, beloved Cycling 4 All at Hillsborough Park, closed last October :(

Fortunately though, I am now joint chair with Gav Wood CTC, who took over the job of Cycling Development Officer, of the newly formed Charity Sheffield Cycling 4 All. And from the 7th of August Steve Marsden and myself, and hopefully a lot of Volunteers?? Will be on the Ball Court, next to the Car Park in Sheffields Hillsborough Park. But it can't be free I'm afraid, it will cost you £5 (for as long as demand allows) For that £5, we will even throw in (not literally) a cuppa and a biscuit. Bargain!!!

I think the fact that Steve was the person who introduced me and David into the world of Disability Cycling, and Davids lovely wife Sue shares in the joy and freedom it can bring. Our involvement in the new SC4A (and the fact that I'm looking after Robbie dog, whilst he's on his holiday) is the reason why Steve has agreed to take the training every Thursday. :) I know I could possibly work with most folk, but fortunately I don't have too, because he is the best at the job.

My mates Kathryn and Emily from Disability Sheffield, are the new leading organisation, behind SC4A. And they will take all the bookings etc, for a Thursday, deal with Publicity and finance and maintenance. And eventually bikes and all, will move to Hillsborough Arena, which is actually next door to the Park. It's just perfect, because it has a cafe bar which over looks a level field. Which we want a cycle track around. There's even benches around it!! (I can apprechiate, how needed they are now.

And hopefully it will just be perfect and cheaper. I see one tiny downside and that is that it hides disabled cyclists away again. But hey ho!! at least Sheffield Cycling 4 All has a future!    
A very nice man :) from HPVrecumbents, is coming from Doncaster on the day to take some good Pics, for publicity. 
At the moment I'm still dependent on crutches, for a long time I think? If the surgeon and physios are owt to go by?? because my leg muscles aren't strong enough to support me. But of course we all know the best thing for building leg muscles?? is cycling. I can cycle but I need support getting on and off. Which at the moment kinda defeats the object for me, because what happens when I get to the end of my journey? Or I loose a dog? I can't carry my crutches at the moment, I'm very heavily dependant on my trike. I think this is what I needed??? To be reminded, just what it means to be truly disabled. And not just wear the tag!! 

So please put the date in your diary. 



Monday, 27 January 2014

Positively Disabled!!

http://www.lydc.info/speaking/


I'm not alone. I met Andy in London last week? week before? And he is such a grab life and enjoy type of Guy. I love that!! When life deals you your cards, it is so up to an individual, whether he seizes the opportunities, or curls up.


We spoke today on the phone, and I got so giddy, because he is so into lifes adventures, he's coming to Sheffield on Friday the 2nd of May, for the launch of 'Head lines 2' Which reminds me Kev and Brigitte, will you text me your new number please Kevin mines 07909972140.



Thursday, 23 January 2014

I'm just not that important - obviously!!

Heeley Development Trust have never visited Cycling 4 All, at Hillsborough, and the new CTC Disability Officer, has only been perhaps 5 times, if I'm being generous!! neither have personal experience of cycling with a disability. Or are in close frequent contact with any disabled cyclists!!!


I have been told cycling for all will commence again, some time at the end of Feb? Whether I'll go....??? I know I will, I'm just gutted. It is not what I'm about, I am about Co-Prouction, and Inclusion of any service. From the light bulb moment to the feed back.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Hillsborough is like a magnet :)

I jumped-ish, out of bed this morning, because I knew I had 'motherly duties to attend to, (my poor kids, do get neglected - not at all) I had boiled eggs to cook perfectly!! no that wasn't, it wasn't dog walking, or showing my cleaner, what to do I had got to take my 15 year old for a blood test, it's not that I'm scathing and doubtful, that she can be ill. But I did ask for her immunity, to be tested. I had prescriptions to discuss and collect for my wee boy too. No longer do I huff and puff into the surgery, now I'm on the new improved Ziggy. Which reminds me Carol.....I'm going for the option, of another spare exactly the same. But I'm not sure when?? It will depend on a lot.


I arrived at Hillsborough, and met a new guy who is known to the mental health team, but not too sure of his history. We chatted a while, and he loved Ziggy, so I promised him a go....:) Ah he loved it :) which made me very happy. Then I just had to give Marj a big hug, as I aint seen her for a while. And then Norma and family. And Ann, and my lovely friend Dave who is just ace.


Anyway, I came back and promptly fell asleep, didn't touch a drop of  booze, I wisely saved my units for tomorrow. How sad is that??? when I'm having to count my units!!!


I'm off to meet some folk off the non Directors team of Executives from NHS England tomorrow. And then booze and sleep :)

Catch up :)

My life seems to be quickening again. Which I do love, under usual circumstances.....? but I feel a tad shit to be honest, and I'm just sleeping in my armchair and dribbling attractively, in-between bursts of activity. Yesterday, I went to London for my first meeting with the National Coproduction Advice Group, which is a sub group of the more known Social Care Institute for excellence. Which went really well, and I am really looking forward to finding out more and getting stuck into it. And I actually get paid, and rightly so!!  


I took the hassle free easy way of travel, and I'm glad I did. Because I was a bit analy retentive, stressed, and tired by the time I got off my final train at Dore. It was just nice to have a car waiting for me, than fiddle about in the dark.


My lil boy had earned his supper :) and fixed my PC, I'm well impressed.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

I wouldn't have a prayer!!

One of the journeys, I wouls love to make on my trike. Is to NHS Sheffield, for my monthly's not menstrual!! And there are just too many hills, for my battery to last, I don't even think 2 would??


I must apologise to folk, for just how personal, I'm gonna get now......I am in a lot of pain in my CHEST!!! It's like hot rods!! Before you ask, no I don't know anyone called Rodney. I am at the drs on Friday. :)


I just went for a quick spin today, the things I do for my dog!!! It's so easy now, although Ziggy is very noisy!! which worries me, she just switches gears and slackens and locks her chain?


I'm going to London tomorrow as part of the National Coproduction Advice Group, which is part of the Think Local Act Personal. Who have a lot of kudos and respect.


I do have no shame :)

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Life Hurts!

You know me? I don't grumble and moan....too much. Well not about my life any way, because I do like it....ok, I love it. But not today :( I am just ceasing up, it started in my right shoulder, and spread to my elbow, and wrist and little finger. And last night it caused me to nearly fall down stairs because of my grip on the bannister. It's my back also. I just really feel sad, and badly done too, IIt's an obvious side effect of using my good side too much. And I know I'm not being very politically correct, saying good and bad side, but I'm in a bad mood and don't give one!!! But I do I'm sorry and hope I've not offended any fellow 'crips'


My trike with new battery, stayed put today, I do a lot of miles on it these days. But sadly the battery isn't big enough to get me to Hillsborough. I think it's capacity is about 10 miles, and it takes 4hrs to charge again. Thinking about it, it was flashing at me at about 4miles? To warn me it was getting low?


Can I switch battery size now? Without the massive expense of doing it all again??
I do feel so much safer on it, because I have the power to move out of the way.