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.

Is This the Right Room for an Argument?

Once again I come to this blog with tales of woe about Passenger Assistance at Nottingham train station. You may have read past entries about people nnot turning up but now they are clearly trying a new tactic. This is, … Continue reading

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Accessibility is So Much More than Steps

OK, lets start this entry with a little guessing game for a bit of fun!   Where am I?   I’m walking very slowly around a large room. Other people are milling around and there is some classical music playing. … Continue reading

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eye Poking

A strange title for a blog post you might say, unless of course you are part of, or have knowledge of, the blind community. Eye poking is an unfortunate habit that some blind children have which, if not corrected, can … Continue reading

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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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