Wednesday, 13 November 2013

50 big ones - The challenge begins

So after sitting here ive completed the 50 ... with a little help from my friends who i asked for ideas!!! Ill give a small explanation on each one.

Throw a party for rheumatoid - This may sound a bit strange to people but its changed my life and its lead to some depressing days so i want to change it from a negative to a positive, lets celebrate what rheumatoid gave me, friendships, courage, strentgth.

Go in a racing car - Yeah i know im a girl right! i want to show that regardless of disability i can still do things like others and a bit of extream sport is always fun ... bring it on i say!!!

Visit Nou Camp (Barcelona) - Im mad about football and a lot of stadiums in europe arent wheelchairt friendly but ill visit and darn ill get in!!!

Visit Bernaeu (real madrid) - one of my favourite football players play here and i want to visit again accessability will be tough but ill do it.

Complete the 96 - I am a huge football fan (you may have noticed) and this will be a chllenge as an able bodied person i did some of the clubs but with the wheelchair there are many obsticals but i will achieve it.

Visit Rome - This will be a challange because of flying, accessablity and finding my way around the city.

Visit Venice - This will be a challange because of flying, accessablity and finding my way around the city.

Visit Australia - This is a life long dream and with rheumatoid and my heart condition i question is it possible but i am going to make this happen one day i dream of the opera house! 

Go to a Cricket Game - I lover cricket but its not the easyest thing to get to but i shall, fight for the few wheelchair seats avilable.

Go to Aintree - Id love to see horse racing to show that even though not the best enviroment for a wheelchair anything is possible.

Visit the Eifle Tower - An iconic landmark in Europe and i have been to france and no the difficulites that will be encoutered but i shall overcome these.

Go to silverstone - I have spoken to another wheelchair user about this and they found it difficult as actually seeing the race wasnt the best, but ill go exoperience then tell them how they can improve the experience.

Finish my family tree - A personal one this one but one id like to achieve for future generations.

Meet my second cousins in Canada - Another personal one, flight time, weather and accessability all obsticals but im determind.

New York shopping - A very girlie one for not a typical girlie girl, i have no idea on the challenges ill face but itll be fun finding out.

Bake a cake - The most simplist of ones but one that would mean the most, i had a passion for cooking so much so i went to catering college, but with the rheumatoid kicking my hands into funny shapes its become near impossible but with my new wheelchair friendsly kitchen im going to give it another try and it will most likely bring the biggest smile to my face :)

Write a book - now this is in progress life with multiple conditions maybe ill include the "vickys 50" challenge :)

Go to the darts - Another big passion of mine, id love to go to the worlds in december, again so little wheelchair seating means they sell out so quick, im ready for you PDC!!!

Go to a health farm - Another girlie thing to do for a sport mad girl!! The point of this is to show that people in wheelchairs can experience everything others can we can experience everything everyone else can we may have to adapt and change things a bit but thats half the fun!

Visit the shopping centre's in the UK - A bit like the stadiums one i use to love shopping pre-ra and i hope this challenge will rekindle my love of shopping!

Visit a stately home - This one is to prove we can visit where we can with a little reseach again we can have to adapt things!

*Go to a football match - Ive done this challenge but when i was confined to the wheelchair i always believed id never go to another game again but i do go when i get tickets (a major moan of mine). I shall do a blog post about this with pictures :)

*Fly Alone - I did this in June 2013 something i never thought would be possible in a wheelchair because of flight companies being stubbon about flying alone. As above a blog and picture to be provided.

*Attend a concert - Now this is another thing i didnt think id do once in the wheelchair but i go to quite a lot these days!

*Go to a music festival - Now this was a challenge but with the help of my friend Katy i achieved it and we had a lot of fun, blog and pics to follow

Visit Cornwall - The only county in the UK ive never visit most likely because its the furtherest away!!!

Go to a European football Match - Yes im crazy so many obsticals, so little wheelchair access out there in europe (two mian clubs dont even have wheelchair seats avilable to buy!) but ill work it out

Attend an England Match - I have never been to an England match i want this to change .. Wembleyyyyyyyyy!!!

Participate in a half marathon - this will involve a few friends .. some training .. determination and a bit of laugher whos got there running shoes and pushing hands ready?!!

Play disabled sport - Id like to try as many sports as possible for the disabled to show other wheelchair users whats out there, have a go and get involved in sport!!

Go to Wimbledon - Im a major tennis fan, you should have seen me hit the ball .. over the fence lol be good to see it done by the pros again, ticketing!!

Hovercraft racing - lets get some adrenalin pumping!!!! lets do it

Attend a rugby game - Somethibg ive yet todo, i expect to have ticking issues england or worcester warriors for me .. although im open to a union game with a northern friend!!!

*Go to the Olympics - This was a major big life time thing for me and i acheieved in 2012 at London in my wheelchair and it was amazing .. blog and pics to follow

Visit Portugal - I just wish to visit im curious of the facilities in portugal!!

Raise money for charity - id like todo this because of all the help ive recieved a long the way from heart and rheumatoid and grief charities in the past 5 years

visit Beligum - i want to try the chocolate ive been told it can be difficukt for wheelchair users, im up the challenge are you?

Afternoon Tea in London - Just to prove us wheelchair folk can do anything we want!!! (even with an eating dosorder abd dislike of hot drinks!!)

Photo shoot - strange one right? no i wanna show you can be sexy in a wheelchair and you look at the person not just the wheelchair!!

Narrow boat day - just to prove ill try anything once im not sure how it will work in a wheelchair though!!

Ryder Cup - I love watching the golf and id love to see it live, could be an experience the greens and avoding flying balls in a wheelchair!!

Go sailing - Yes ill try anything once to prove my point i can do anything you can do!!!

Horse riding - I did it before rheumatoid and eager to do it again with the wheelchair .. is it possible .. to be continued ....

Helicopter ride - Suggested by my friend Mark .. i didnt mention he'd be joining me .. good one mate!!!

White water rafting - Suggested by my friend Victoria .. i hear wales has a centre ... should be fun!!! adenaline will be racing!!!

Play Golf - Suggested by my friend Sue at disabled golf .. i can not wait to meet you and have a go :)

fashion show - just because im in a wheelchair and have arthritis doesnt mean i crnt wear fun clothes like everyone else!

Cocktail making - A fun girlie activity might be difficult with my arthratic hands oh well ill just get covered in alcohol least ill have had fun!!!

Trend on twitter - #vickydidit ... on completion of the 50!!!

Admin - * means ive completed it the reason its on this list is because there things I never thought id do because of the wheelchair and so i felt they deserved there place!!

Right now the good bit - friends family fellow blog writers and readers to want to get involved why not help out and enjoy the 50 challenges with me ... lets do this (oviously not everything but some i need a little help like the half marathon!!!)

Lots of hugs & Love V xxxx

1 comment:

  1. Um...sad to see that "visit Mary in Washington state" isn't on here. But the rest look good too!