Wednesday 30 November 2016

Genny goes home and meets some friends

Today I met the UK distributation team for Genny Mobility products at there offices in Regus House, Dartford. It was great to see a number of Gennys, some with big wheels fitted, and others in a range of colours and styles

We fixed a small issue with my wheels in that my chair would slowly rotate counter clockwise and I got an new wheel fitted as one of mine had bent after falling off whilst loading it into the car

I was impressed in the UK distributation team, they were professional and able to help with the issues and queries I had. I discovered they sold quite a lot of chairs in the UK and I'm happy I went with the make and model I aquired

I spent the rest of the day in the Bluewater shopping centre which was mobbed. It was fantastic to be able to explore at my leisure and listen to Christmas carols sung by a school choir. I also found one of those fantastic sweet shops that sell from sweetie jars and got some hard Barratt's licorice that I love
Tomorrow is home

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Genny takes to the skies

Apart from the temporary loss of my tablet through airport security all is going well

With plenty of warning and printed instructions BA have been great. They are obviously worried about the safety of the batteries and how to secure this odd shaped machine on wheels. It was a great relief to see it going up the conveyor belt into the belly of the plane

Reunited with my wheels at the aircraft door and off through the airport to the Gatwick Express. Delays then through London Bridge and on to Dartford

Lunch in an Italian cafe of chicken, bacon and avocado on ciabatta I made my way East for about 3 miles, over the M25 and to my hotel

I seemed to have picked the most remote part of London as there is nothing but warehouses and roads. I am here to visit the UK supplier of Genny Mobility wheelchairs and to try out traveling with my new wheels. I have chosen the coldest bit of autumn with clear sky and sun.

There is a huge 24 hour ASDA down the road so I'm out to look for a hot water bottle and some food

Saturday 12 November 2016

Genny goes to town

My first trip to town was eventful. All busses in Jersey have ramp access. The one I took was faulty and didn't work so with the help of the driver we lifted Genny in. Changing the setting to 4 mph I cruised the pavement and accessed many shops.

Generally I found it easier to park Genny outside if you are looking for things but Genny is also perfectly able to negotiate the aisles and displays. I feel cautious in a crowd and am aware that anyone leaning on me or pushing could send me off. In practice this is unlikely though as people make a bit of distance but with Genny so quiet, it is possible to surprise people. People trudging about town generally keep heads down and where I can be the centre of attention in the countryside or on the prom, it is easy to just fit in.


I have avoided the difficulties of town for about 5 years. Although I can do targeted bits like the optician the general concept of browsing and window shopping has defeated me. Maybe its a man thing but I now have to consider Christmas shopping again - is this progress?

Lovely to be in our beautiful Victorian central market again

Tuesday 1 November 2016

The journey begins

Hi – Welcome to my site

I made this site to share my experience with my Genny Mobility, 2 wheeled, self-balancing wheelchair. I want to share the good and the more difficult experiences I am having. These chairs are a big investment and it was hard for me to envisage how Genny would fit into my life and how it would work for me

What I'm showing in my posts are things I wouldn't have done without my wheels

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David xx