Category Archives: Transport

2015 in Review

In terms of my VI, 2015 was a steady year of learning new things and adapting to my situation. I have covered most of these in previous blog posts and thought I would like to summarise them here at the start … Continue reading

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Traveling solo 2

During the last three weeks I have travelled unaccompanied from England to Paris and back by Eurostar and from England to Frankfurt Hahn and back by Ryanair. I booked Mobility Assistance through the booking agent. This also included help embarking … Continue reading

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Sight Village, Birmingham, UK 15/16 July 2014

Sight Village in Birmingham is a huge annual event covering everything from technology to a number of VI-related charities for people involved at all levels with VI. Sixth formers from a local school were on hand, armed with maps showing … Continue reading

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Paris, 2014

For three days we emerged from our third floor apartment, down the curved and carpeted staircase, through the door in the gate to criss-cross Paris on foot and by Métro. We wandered up Montmartre and took the funicular to the … Continue reading

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Customer Service

In their infinite wisdom Network Rail closed the lines from Birmingham New Street to London Euston (the Virgin fast trains) over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Work on the line! Luckily the slower, cheaper line from Birmingham Moor Street station … Continue reading

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Bus Routes

(With thanks to Adventures in Low Vision – Reconnaissance for making me think) Imagine a ragged 36 mile circle encompassing the UK’s second city and you will envisage Birmingham’s Outer Circle bus route, home of the famous (infamous) No. 11 … Continue reading

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Spinach and kale

The Macular Society held its annual conference in London last Saturday.  It was a sell-out and, as usual, beautifully organised by the MS staff. You may think there are not many people with macular conditions, but on the tube to … Continue reading

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Matchstick Men

We were very impressed to be able to take in an enabler (my son) free of charge to the Lowry Exhibition at Tate Britain in London last week.  So, in spite of not being able to see most of the … Continue reading

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Cross country travel

I want to catch a train to Ipswich from the West Midlands. Get to London. My son takes me to the newly developed Stratford station. It is huge and far from user-friendly. We are directed to the customer assistance office … Continue reading

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New directions

At last!  I have finally bitten the bullet and ordered a high-spec 27 inch ASUS screen for use with a desktop PC.  It will be good to be on a computer again, but I am apprehensive about whether I will … Continue reading

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