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The Disabled Blogger Tag

A big thank you to my friend Emma over at SimplyEmma.co.uk (Top UK travel + disability blogger) for inviting me to answer some awesome questions as part of the only Disabled Blogger Tag. A Q + A series created by Elin from My Blurred World specifically for disabled bloggers!

1. When and why did you start your blog?

I started this blog in August 2017, although I've had many blogs over the years I've never gone public with. They were more a personal outlet of my troubles. Starting 'Life of an Ambitious Turtle' was a whole other kettle of fish!

My life and perspective changed dramatically in 2011 when I lost my Father to a rare form of Cancer. I made it my mission to start grabbing life by the horns and get every last ounce of joy out of it, no matter how small. I learnt how to find the silver lining in the darkest of clouds and never feel sorry for myself because somebody out there somewhere has it WAY worse. Channelling my energy into living life to the full and push the …
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Best Sabinal Hotel, Roquetas de Mar | Accessibility Review ♿

In 2016 we embarked on what some may say was a very ambitious adventure of our 1st family holiday. Reason being we aren't your average family of 4 with just budgeting and small children to contend with (both of which are hard enough!) Put in the fact I, their Mother am a full-time wheelchair user and a full-time powerchair user at that and our holiday just got a lot more complicated and sadly, a lot more expensive...

Upcoming in this series focusing around our family holiday to Costa Almeria;
Air Travel with a Wheelchair + Children


Comparing Budget and Disabled Holiday Websites

Getting Around Costa Almeria |As A Wheelchair User ♿
This post is focused on why we chose the Hotel Best Sabinal in the small village of Roquetas de Mar and the accessibility in the hotel as a whole, aswell as their Superior Accessible Rooms.

How Did I Find This Hotel?

When I was comparing EnableHolidays.com against OnTheBeach.com the Best Sabinal Hotel was one listed on Enable with a Grade 3 disability access …

Our Experience with #Toucanbox | Subscription Box Review

I've always been a big lover of arts and crafts, mainly stemming from my childhood as my parents enrolled me in a lot of summer holiday clubs. As I couldn't participate in many physical activities, I'd end up being creative instead. Everything from sewing my own Barbie clothes to making a toy playground out of card and PVA glue (thank you popular 90s show Art Attack!)

So when I had Abbie, we did messy play and all things creative from a very young age. You'll see as you read on just how much of a love for crafting she inherited from me!


It was when I was pregnant with her little sister Ava that I saw the arts and craft subscription box called 'Toucan Box' on a TV ad and thought why not? I wanted to make sure Abbie and I continued having special time together, just us, doing these sorts of things, even when I'd be all consumed with caring for a new born again. For £5.95 per fortnight, we gave it a go.



Abbie was so excited when the 1st FREE box arrived throu…

Getting Around Costa Almeria | As A Wheelchair User

In 2016 we embarked on what some may say was a very ambitious adventure of our 1st family holiday. Reason being we aren't your average family of 4 with just budgeting and small children to contend with (both of which are hard enough!) Put in the fact I, their Mother am a full-time wheelchair user and a full-time powerchair user at that and our holiday just got a lot more complicated and sadly, a lot more expensive...

Upcoming in this series focusing around our family holiday to Costa Almeria;


Air Travel with a Wheelchair + Children

Comparing Budget and Disabled Holiday Websites

Hotel Sabinal, Roquetas de Mar | Accessibility Review 2016

This post is going to focus on how we managed to get around without hiring a WAV (wheelchair accessible vehicle) as neither of us drive. Right from coming off the plane at the beginning of our trip to being dropped back off at the airport 14 days later.


Airport Transfers - Arrival

Although I had some initial 'teething' problems shall we say with…

What We Got Upto | Easter Holidays

Every parent looks forward to the much anticipated (and well deserved!) rest from the mondane mandatory task of the school run! The guilt eats at us during term time as we feel we hardly see our littles and don't always have to means to spoil them at the weekends. Yet somehow feel equally guilty turning the holidays/half-terms when we, like many British familys with the current economy, just don't have the means to splurge on extortionate day trips to Alton Towers, Butlins or a weekend caravan holiday in Wales. We'd love to, but we just can't. With my eldest little in Reception I worried her friends might poke fun that they got to go to x, y z over the time off from school and she didn't.

Mummy guilt is real my friends! Though the flip side to not having the means to spoil my girls often is that they're more happier with the little things. To them, the things I'm about to list are just as exciting, fun and memorable than any day trip. These are things that…

Cutting Budgets, Cutting Lives | Lori's Story

I first became friends with Lori about 3 years ago after reading her book; 'It's One Of Them! Living with Spinal Muscular Atrophyafter it came up on a Google search around the time I was eagerly searching for other Mum's with disabilities to connect with.

Lori Howard 48, lives in Coventry, England with husband Mike, 22yr old daughter Kiah, 2 cats and a westie named Alfie. Living with the Neuromuscular disorder Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 2 has never stopped her from living a very full and rich life. Much of her adventures and antics Lori got upto over the years, you can read in her book! Shameless plug for you babe 😉 Where she shares with us her lifes ups and downs growing up as a child with a disability - everything from major life prolonging surgeries, having a brother who sadly passed away from the same condition to the amazing experiences she retells with laughter of her time in a Hereward College to becoming a parent.

Where many would of crumbled, Lori has re…

5 Year Old Does Accessible Skiing With A Visual Impairment

When I first learned of Disability Snow Sports UK through my friend Emma's blog (aka SimplyEmma.co.uk - Top UK disabled travel blogger) I was stunned skiing was actually possible for somebody who was a wheelchair user whom had very little core and neck strength. So when I discovered that they also support people who are visually impaired, I knew this was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and my eldest Abbie, that we could experience together as Mother and Daughter. Something that doesn't come easy given how drastically different our disabilities are.

We had this trip booked several months in advance. Abbie just couldn't contain herself the week leading upto our weekend in Scotland. I think everybody in her entire school knew where she was going that weekend! DSSUK arranged for both Abbie and I to have separate instructors for a 1hr session each. Louisa was experienced in the sit-ski I'd need to use as a wheelchair user and Kate specialised in teaching children a…