Very impressed when we went to Marlow FM to do a radio interview at their base. Of course I needed the loo and was really pleased to use such an large accessible loo in a activity Centre
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Our family adventure started on the 29th June when we travelled to Southampton to board Tenacious a Tall Ship belonging to The Jubilee Sailing Trust..
My First stop however was a loo in Sainsbury at Gosport.
After a quick bite to eat it was time to make our way to the port itself. Tenacious is a ship that has been built by people of mixed abilities and enables the crew also to be made up of people with mixed abilities.
A quick plug:
The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) is a registered charity whose mission is to promote the integration of people of all physical abilities through the challenge and adventure of tall ship sailing aboard two very special ships, Lord Nelson and Tenacious.
Now to the ship herself!
These facilities were the ones below deck and are known as 'heads' and included a shower. In fact we were lucky as they were right opposite our bunk. There are freshwater, saltwater 'heads' and clos-o-mats. If you have never come across one of these before check out their website.
We arrived in Harlingen on Thursday ready for the Tall Ships Festival. On the Friday we went ashore where of course I was able to not only explore Harligen but their loos as well!
This was my first experience of a Dutch accessible loo. Although my picture doesn't really show it it was in a massive space. What I thought was a great idea was the emergency pull cord which went around all the walls - ideal if you fall.
Campanile - Zwolle
A large space and one that I would highly recommend - well done Campanile!!
We were now nearing the end of our journey, one more train trip and we would arrive in Amsterdam. So what were the loos like there?
The first was at the train station. We had to get the key from the attendant and then off we went down the platform to find it! As with many of the Dutch loos, it was clean, bright and in a large space.
We took a canal trip and with the help of the captain, Dave and Shannon I got into the boat and safely sat down!
Before getting back on the train to Schipol airport we had a quick look round a shopping centre (it seemed rude not to)! Of course it was time to use the loo.
One last loo stop before getting on the plane. As often is the case when it is a combined baby changing room and loo it can get over run with nappies!!
What a lot of loos!
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
To use my Mums expression there is not enough room to swing a cat!!
If at all possible and you can wait and do the hike use the loos in the main hospital
they are much bigger!
Although we were at activity centre which is 0.7 miles from the park we popped into the country park after having a walk round the lake.
For those with young children there is a great play area/ park there.
Check out the web site
Anyway down to the business of why I am really here!
Good facilities in a wonderful location!
Monday, June 16, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
This is a special post.
On the 28th May I was invited along with others from the MS Centre to the mayor making ceremony of Decorum.
The Mayor Cllr Allan Dawson has chosen the Chilterns MS Centre http://www.chilternsmscentre.org/as his chosen charity for the year. This is fantastic news for us.
I did feel however I wouldn't be true to myself if I didn't seek permission from the mayors secretary (Jenny) to take some pictures of their accessible loo and published them on my blog - the answer came back as yes so here they are!
As I am sure you can imagine it was a good clean area and for me all the hand rails were in the right place.
Thank you Dacorum Civic Centre!