Author Archives: Mel Griffiths

About Mel Griffiths

I live and work in Nottingham, England and am blind. This blog is often centred around things that happen to me because of being blind. This is my space to write and sometimes people will disagree with what I write, but its the one place I have in which to be frank and honest. I also like to reflect on the funnier side of life from time to time.

End of a Journey

The powers that be in the visual impairment sector seem to love to talk about “Sight Loss Journeys” so maybe I could have an “Eye Loss Journey”? Fine as far as it goes except that I actively chose to have … Continue reading

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Even After 28 Years

… I can still be amazed just how well a guide dog can work. Almost a year ago I went with a mobility specialist from Guide Dogs to learn a route through Nottingham City Hospital to the department where I … Continue reading

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Happy 2018!

It’s a quiet sort of new year’s day so time for a little reflection. For me, 2017 had some highs and some lows but it was a reasonably positive year. I started the year with a very poorly dog who … Continue reading

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Who exactly Was the Rude One?

Today I was sitting on a bus with my guide dog beside me. He was resting his head in my lap whilst I was gently stroking his head and reading a book. Very relaxing and very cute! Suddenly I realised … Continue reading

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Farewell to My Other Eye!

Or, so long and thanks for all the pain!   Having blogged fairly extensively last year about having my right eye removed, I decided that it wouldn’t make for particularly interesting reading if I did it all again but I … Continue reading

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Acceptance

There comes a point sometimes as a blind person, where you just have to accept that something is inaccessible, and moreover, there is little or no chance of it being fixed. I’ve reached that point with voting. We do not … Continue reading

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What to do if you Break a Blind Person’s Cane ….

We all get that accidents happen but there are ways of dealing with them. If you cut across in front of a blind person and accidentally snap their cane, you have pretty much rendered them immobile. No, there’s nothing much … Continue reading

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