• site admin,  Uncategorized

    >Consider yourselves told

    >I put two things on this website lately and forgot to post notices about them. So consider yourselves informed that 1) I made a “music video” of some of my photos from Madrid. You can watch it here 2) I haven’t finished posting my old works to this site (almost there) but I am currently doing a writing challenge and feeling very creative. I set myself up a creative writing blog and any new pieces will go there not here. To visit, go to Creatively Emma. I’ve been pretty productive over the last few days in that blog! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • argh,  C-A-B,  Uncategorized

    >No More Miss Nice Cripple

    >If anyone is wondering why my personal status message on MSN is currently “You better hide, you better run ‘coz I feel like killing someone” Disablism strikes again. F***ing B**tards (minor aside, if the kids who live above me with their parents have learnt anything from living in the flat above me it’s probably how to say that phrase with feeling). But hey at least time whilst I realise that this is related to the fact it’s been arranged by people who just didn’t think, I don’t care and I don’t find that acceptable. They’ve had enough reminders when they’ve organised other social events. No more Miss Nice Cripple RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR…

  • CP related,  Poetry,  Uncategorized

    >Two of my poems – “CP Rocks” and “Just Trying”

    >I’m working on a poetry challenge at the moment and so I’ve written quite a few over the weekend. I’m also atttempting to master Haiku’s but that’s not as easy as it looks! At some point soon I’m going to set up a part of this webspace for my poetry and essays and other non blog writings. I’m hoping that somepoint soon will translate into today or tomorrow but I have a lot of stuff to get done so no promises. But for now I thought I would share my two favourites of all of the poems I’ve written. The first, CP Rocks was inspired by a list a friend…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  NEED EDITING,  Uncategorized

    >Random as a random thing!

    >I slept all morning and am intending to take it very easy today… we’re having something of a Spoon shortage this week and any and all donations will be welcomed with open arms. Something cool (disability awareness related) might have happened… keep your fingers crossed and as soon as I know, you will know. I won’t be at all surprised if it turns out it hasn’t but very very pleased if it has. Cryptic, I know but it has to be that way for now. Does anyone know anything about the “golden tickets” thing for big brother that kit kats are doing. I don’t like kit kats and I DO…

  • awareness,  care,  Uncategorized

    >In which I go from Blog Explosion Tenants, to Gender, to Carers, to Sexual Harrassment and Abuse.

    >I decided it was time to dip back into Rent My Blog after a week off from the programme. And this week’s tenant is Winsome Gunning Art Walk. An artist who posts images of their work and an explaination of what it’s all about… their inspiration. The art work is amazing to look at and the explanations are informative and make you think too! Check it out! This entry is my attempt at not using any gender specific words to describe my tenant after my mess up with thinking that Battlerocker, my first tenant, was a woman when in fact, he’s a man. Let’s hope I’m successful. OK, random question.…

  • disability,  Poetry,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >It doesn’t have me.

    >I’ve been reading some of my favourite inspirational writings this evening and then I felt led to write somethng similar myself. I had intended to write something along the lines of To You, My Sisters by Maureen K Higgins but then I re-read Challenged by Leslie W Ortega which is probably my favourite disability related poem (I also love My New Set of Wheels by Darlene Uggen probably just as much) and ended up writing a poem which might not be that similar to “Challenged” but is meant to show a similar idea/lesson. I hope you like it. It Doesn’t Have MePeople say I am braveThat’s not how I see…

  • memes,  NEED EDITING,  travel,  Uncategorized

    >Thursday Thirteen – Thirteen Photos Taken During Emma’s Trip to Madrid

    > Thirteen Photos Taken During My Weekend In Madrid As with all photos on this blog, click on the thumbnail to view larger 1…. My Sunglasses after I fell out of my wheelchair and landed face first: 2….. Kat and I at dinner on Friday Night. We had yummy chicken and even yummier Sangria. 3…. Kat and Alfredo, her housemate. I can’t remember what the thing they are standing in front of is called but it looks kinda like the Arc D’Triumphe in Paris. 4…. The lake in the Retiro (main park in Madrid), Friday Afternoon 5…. Close up on The Bear Statue in Puerta Del Sol 6…. Drinking Sangria…

  • songs of my life,  Uncategorized

    >That’s Who I Am

    > If I live to be a hundredand never see the seven wondersthat’ll be alrightIf I don’t make it to the big leaguesIf I never win a grammyI’m gonna be just fineCause I know exactly who I am Chorus:I am Rosemary’s granddaughterthe spitting image of my fatherand when the day is donemy momma’s still my biggest fanSometimes I’m clueless and I’m clumsybut I’ve got friends that love meand they know just where I standIt’s all a part of meand that’s who I am Verse 2:So when I make a big mistakewhen I fall flat on my faceI know I’ll be alrightShould my tender heart be brokenI will cry those teardrops…

  • Things I am proud of,  travel,  Uncategorized

    >I don’t particularly like to fly. I’ve flown lots (including to Australia and back) but I’m not that fussed on it. I hadn’t flown in over three years and it was the first time I’d ever flown by myself. I tend to get nervous before I fly and so you can imagine quite how nervous I was before flying out on Thursday! I threw up before we left for Gatwick and was sat in the check in queue with tears streaming down my face feeling like I’d be sick. My Dad asked me if I wanted to go home and I said No, I wanted to go. He seemed a…