My summary of April 2019

The first quarter of 2019 has come to an end and spring is in full swing. In April, I have continued to be an obsessive, yet determined, workoholic:

Disability Horizons interviews

My Disability Horizons interview project is taking off now. My interview with Sophie Morgan went live over two weeks ago and is receiving a lot of views already. I finished writing up questions for Warwick Davis, RJ Mitte and Nikki Fox and sent them off so just awaiting their answers now. I’m also in the process of securing interviews with vlogger Nikki Lilly and actor Ryan O’Connell.

Visiting Gunwharf Quays as AccessAble Champion

Emma by the Spinnaker Tower at Gunwharf QuaysThis month I went to visit Gunwharf Quays shopping centre in Portsmouth as AccessAble Champion. I was there to try out the access guide and do some filming of me accessing the shopping centre plus write up a blog post for AccessAble’s website.

Volunteering at Treloars

This month I’ve also secured some additional voluntary work at my former college, Treloars. A few weeks ago I attended my physiotherapy there when a member of staff put me in touch with the voluntary coordinator who said they could give me a role in the marketing department of the trust. I have since been to my induction training and awaiting on my DBS check then will hopefully start the role soon. This is a great opportunity for me as it will allow me to work away from home for a few hours of the day, gain more experience within marketing and work in an environment who have helped me a lot over the years.


Unfortunately this month, I failed miserably in sticking to my goal of reading classic literature. I got a bit sidetracked and ended up re-reading my all time favourite book series, Harry Potter. Although in my opinion, Harry Potter should be classed as classic literature.

TV Shows

I have watched a couple of new TV series this month which I have mentioned in a blog post which you can see in my roundup below. The first is on Netflix series called Special which is a comedy about a 28-year-old with cerebral palsy trying to live independently. I can definitely relate to this program a lot. I’m planning to write a full review of this programme in a future blog post in the next few weeks.

The second series is a BBC comedy called Ghosts which is about a young couple who inherited a house which is haunted by ghosts who are previous residents of the house.

Dusty’s first adventures outdoors

My ginger and white rabbit Dusty is 6 months old now and has grown a lot. Over the Easter bank holiday, he got to explore my back garden for the first time. Here are some pictures of his adventure:


Dusty stood on his back legs, ears pricked up behind his tunnelClose up of Dusty lying in the glassDusty considering entering his tunnel

Blog post roundup

In case you missed any of my blog posts this month, here is a roundup of them:

1. Emma Purcell – Blogger, Writer and Passionate Music Lover

2. Music Interview: Gnostic Gorilla

3. 5 tips on how to customise your WordPress site

4. Sophie Morgan on being a presenter, artist and disability campaigner

5. Music Interview: Threatpoint

6. Blogger Q&A: Ask Me Anything…Continued!

7. How It All Began – The Story of Tarah Who?

8. Blogger Q&A: My Answers

9. Music Interview: Shattered

10. AccessAble Review: Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth

5 Favourite Blog Posts

Here are my 5 favourite blog posts I’ve read this month:

1. How accessible is social media if you have a visual impairment? By Holly at Life of a Blind Girl

2. How Pompey Could Actually Win The Champions League by Pompey News Now

3. Time To Rant by Anėl Cortzee at sightlessmusings

4. Why America? By Kate Mellor at Living the Dream

5. 34 Things I’ve Learnt in 34 Years by Gemma Orton at Wheelescapades

That concludes my April summary. What have been your highlights or favourite blog posts this month. Please share your thoughts in the comments box or social media.

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