Category Archives: Australia

Independent, or not?

This is a rewrite of a post from August and something I wanted to expand on. I want to ensure that my life in Paris does not come across as just a daily gambol through the City of Love where everything is sunshine and eclairs. My blog is not meant to be anything but an honest account of living with my disability in Paris.  My disability needs didn't disappear when I left Australia and neither did some of the associated problems or my feelings about them.

Wherever you go, there you are.

I don't completely agree with that saying. However there are obvious realities to my disability that exist wherever I am living in the world. For example, I don't magically morph from snuggled into my bed at night to the snappily dressed, hair flicking goddess I am (in my head at least) each morning gliding swan-like around Paris in my motorised wheelchair. There is a process involved in between, a routine that requires assistance from people I hire. So what does having this help and these employees mean to me?

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Let Them Eat … (Melbourne) Food!

Inevitably, a blog post was destined to be solely about food.  Whilst one might have thought it would be about food in Paris, there you have to dig to find good food from other cultures.  Melbourne beats Paris easily for multicultural delights found in abundance.  In my opinion.  Which isn't at all humble I might add. My two weeks in Melbourne this time was spent living at the top end of Bourke Street, with one side predominately part of Chinatown. On my side of the street however there has also developed a mix of Korean and Japanese eating places. [caption id="attachment_1410" align="alignleft" width="300"]image Disconcerting wih eyes looking at me? A little.[/caption] (more…)
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