Accessible Travel / Disabled accommodation / Leuchie House / multiple sclerosis / North Berwick / Respite Care / Scotland / William Dalrymple

Visit to Leuchie House respite centre

Leuchie House (https://www.leuchiehouse.org.uk)is a place where people with MS and other long term conditions can go for a break, either alone or with their carer. I went to check it out recently. It’s about a 45-minute drive south from Musselburgh, just outside the seaside town of North Berwick, in rolling green countryside. The mansion house, … Continue reading

Accessible Travel / Czech Republic / multiple sclerosis / Solo disabled travel / Spa treatments / Vraz Spa

My experience at Vraz Spa, Part 2

THE TREATMENTS I think that most of the treatments were designed to increase blood circulation and consequently mobility. The first one I tried was to sit with a vibro-cushion under my feet, which are often cold. They were still cold after ten minutes of this and I didn’t have it again. Next I had a … Continue reading

Accessible Travel / Czech Republic / Disabled accommodation / multiple sclerosis / Solo disabled travel / Vraz Spa / Wheelchairs / World travel

My experience of Vraz Spa in the Czech Republic, part 1

Vraz Spa is a beautiful chateau, built in 1875, situated in South Bohemia’s verdant countryside, dotted with lakes and forests, around one hour from Prague. http://www.lazne-vraz.cz/en/ I first heard about it from my Czech friend, Helena, who loved swimming as much as me. She also had MS and sadly died after a stroke last year. … Continue reading

Anne Rowling Clinic / J.K. Rowling / multiple sclerosis / Simvastatin

The Anne Rowling clinic’s research and the effect of simvastatin on multiple sclerosis (MS)

Once a year I have an appointment at the Anne Rowling regenerative neurology clinic at Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary. This state-of-the-art clinic was opened in 2013 and was financed by J.K.Rowling in memory of her mother, Anne, who died of MS.https://www.annerowlingclinic.org/research-trials/find-project/ms-stat2 Despite its modern up-beat appearance and the glossy posters proclaiming the latest research, it has … Continue reading

Batec bikes / Botanic Gardens / Edinburgh / multiple sclerosis / Scotland / Wheelchairs

Back to the Botanics

Yesterday I went for my spring visit to the Botanics (see previous post 5/10/17). I met my friend, Lindsay, there. She also has MS and has an amazingly fast (top speed 18 kph) Batec bike, which she attaches to her wheelchair (https://batec-mobility.com/en/). Unfortunately, after a long spell of warm weather, we were cursed by the … Continue reading