It's not often we get to influence which products make it to shelves for us to buy. So when I came across Amazon Build It, it caught my attention for two reasons. Firstly it seemed like an original and fun way to let consumers decide what products they make. Secondly I immediately saw the potential... Continue Reading →
Ballet and happiness? I promised you all I would work on well being and happiness this year. To begin this journey, I wanted to bring something into my life that was about my own enjoyment and was not focused on my vision loss. I need to remind myself that well being and happiness can be... Continue Reading →
It’s true that mums who can’t see, or see very little, have to do things differently to our sighted mum friends. Some things might take us a bit longer and it might require more effort, but we generally find a way. I find that when people learn that I’m legally blind, they’re often more surprised... Continue Reading →
Last year our lovely friends at the RNIB asked me write a post for their Christmas blog. I'm re-publishing it here in celebration of the holidays. My eldest daughter is no longer two (and I should probably stop saying I'm in my early thirties) but the remainder is still true, and an important message to... Continue Reading →
“You don’t look blind!” is something I’ve heard more times than I remember. Let’s put aside how it makes me feel and how I should respond - that’s a blog post for another day! For now, let’s look at what it tells us. I think it means people are surprised to learn I’m legally blind.... Continue Reading →
Ballet is a very visual art form, but is appreciated by many people who are blind or visually impaired. I'd like to share with you why I think ballet can be and should be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of how little or how much they can see. I developed a love for ballet at an... Continue Reading →
I hope you have enjoyed 'The Cane and I' series so far. In Part 3, we look at the first few cane lessons. It's just the start, but if you've read the first two parts of this series, Blind People Faking It': The Truth and Mentally Preparing for Cane Training, you will know it's been... Continue Reading →
Welcome to Part 2 of the The Cane and I mini-series. We have already looked at how I came to decide I need a cane in Part 1, Blind People ‘Faking It’: The Truth. Next, let’s talk about how I prepared for cane training. This wasn’t a conscious process, but looking back there were two... Continue Reading →
Hello and welcome to my blog! This is my first personal blogging adventure and it means so much to me that you are here. Thank you for stopping by.
A bit about me
I’m Ming. I’m a 30 something wife to my wonderful husband and mother to my 2 beautiful daughters, aged 1 and 3. Things that make me happy include laughing with the people I love, ballet, travelling, discovering new things and food. Particularly food. I’m also partially sighted and registered Severely Sight Impaired (blind).