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How a blind, resourceful and respectful girl creates opportunities

When I was in Toronto visiting my dad in February, it was mighty cold. After 20 years of London winters, anything sub-zero in daytime is just not on. But Torontonians kept on commenting on what a mild winter it was and thought I was ridiculous with my suitcase full of thermal underwear.

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Moving from the mainstream to the disabled-stream with grace

We went to our local mall on Saturday morning. Yes, I realise it is December and that going to the mall on a Saturday morning and having any hope of not doing the cane dance with someone’s stiletto’s is slim, but my son had some very important business over at HMV.

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The most inaccessible shopping experience ever

It was a rainy Sunday afternoon in London and we had plans to meet up with friends for lunch on the South Bank, so we decided to take the opportunity to go into the West End and finally get the Abercrombie & Fitch hoodie that our 10 year old son had been hankering after. We had heard that the shop was uber-pretentious and were willing to endure it, but we were not at all prepared for what was to come.

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