Sometimes, access is about the small things. Like finally being able to get your legs under a picnic bench and sit next to your children, instead of awkwardly parking near the corner.
Almost nowhere is really wheelchair accessible. It isn’t something I talk about much – I find it very dull. I made this by accident, because Blenheim Palace took a piece of wood out of one of their picnic benches and it made me very happy indeed.
Picnic benches are generally the enemy of the wheelchair. Is this some wonderful new initiative? Or… did a plank just fall off? I have no idea. Sincerely hoping for the former.
A right-now update:
I made this video a few weeks ago. On the off-chance any of our instagram friends stumble on this… instagram and my phone have decided they are not friends. Which is really bad timing, because covid has finally caught up with us – just days after sending Mainie back to school after yet another homeschooling stint.
We’re fine. James and the girls have got it but aren’t suffering too badly. I’m isolating as far as possible. Which is super easy as you can probably imagine…
It’s almost 2 years to the day since this pandemic started for us – when we first isolated as a family. Instagram has been my community over the past two years, it’s deeply infuriating to be cut off from everyone just as it finally gets us!
We shall be back – as soon as the tech gods smile on us…