Monday, February 23, 2009

Monday Musings

A 5 year old girl with cerebral palsy is not entitled to an NHS powerwheelchair
"Nothing ever happens, nothing happens at all.
The needle returns to the start of the song and we all sing along like before"

Del Amitri, Nothing ever happens

"One armed presenter is scaring children, parents tell the BBC."

"Out of touch, out of reach yeah
You could try to get closer to me"

Def Leppard, Hysteria


8 comments:

Madison Rose said...

Well, you don't want to believe everything you read in the Daily Mail...

Dark Side said...

Def Leppard ooo I love them saw them loads of times...and no its not right either..xx

Scribbler said...

My daughter is pissed off with this new presenter - but only because she and the new bloke replaced Poi(?) and Chris, who she really liked. She either hasn't noticed or hasn't felt it worth mentioning the (lack of) arm. Given that she's 4, observant, perspicacious and precocious, I'm assuming it's the latter.

Maddy said...

Hmm I usually catch these news items via 'best of today' from the BBC which I down load onto my ipod, clearly I'm even more out of touch than I imagined. I haven't seen CBeebies since we were last back in the summer but as far as I can see she has the perfect jolly face for such a post.
Cheers

Nicey said...

Meh @ the Daily Mail .......
Laters

Nicey

having my cake said...

They were discussing the new presenter on Radio Two on Jeremy Vine yesterday. (Im normally a Radio One girl but someone sensible had left it on Two). It was an interesting discussion with the majority of people thinking it was a good move on the part of the BBC as a way of making children more aware/accepting of disability.

Fire Byrd said...

Good grief what is the world coming to, there'll be people making announcements soon not wearing dinner jackets...

I think I'll stop whilst i'm ahead!!
xx

Damon Lord said...

My Dad, with his multiple disabilities, in the 1990s was told he's not entitled to a power chair (or "electric chair" as we call it in the family!). My father does not have the strength to propel himself using a normal wheelchair, so he (and my mother, a right old battleaxe!) went to war with the local NHS. He has had a power chair for a good few years now. All it takes is persistence. and endless resources of mental strength to keep you going.