• C-A-B,  songs of my life,  Uncategorized

    >Better Things

    >My training review thing went better than I expected. I had thought I still had part of my training paperwork and tore my house apart looking for it. Turns out when I gave it to my tutor to check last time she only returned some of it – which I could/did find so that was fine! Some of our discussion was tough but I was able to deal with it rationally and see more of the truth in what she was saying/how I could deal/should deal with the issues to allow me to grow and learn some more. I can see a world of difference in how I acted/who I…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Blah ~~ Spoons, Sailing, Training

    >I counted in my diary and the sailing trip with the JST starts in exactly ten weeks.  Ten weeks today.  I’ll fill out the paperwork tomorrow – I made a start with the basics but they need more information than I can tell them without looking it up and I’m having spoons issues tonight.  But yay!  I’m almost definitely going. Tomorrow is work, going in earlier than usual to do some training stuff which I don’t think is going to go well :-(.  And then maybe an afternoon nap in an attempt to find a few more spoons… altho that is what I’d planned for today and it didn’t happen!…

  • sailing,  Uncategorized,  yayness

    >It’s my party and I’ll scream if I want to…

    >…you would scream to if it happened to you! Scream with joy and happiness I mean! My great once in a lifetime opportunity I’ve been cryptically referring to has been all but confirmed. There is a very slim chance it won’t happen because there is a limit to the number of wheelchair users who can go at any one time but… The Rotary Club in this area are sponsoring a place on a Jubilee Sailing Trust voyage. And Pam who runs my sailability group nominated me and one other member. So I wrote 200 words about myself and sent it to them last week as they asked. Ever since I’ve…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >Update: 101 in 1001

    >With the visit to the Sealife Centre with Sarah and Adrian (doesn’t that sound like it should be the name of some off the wall tv show?!) on Saturday I got another ticked off my 101 in 1001 list. Bringing my total number of things ticked off up to eight. The list is linked over on the sidebar and the 8 I have completed are: 5. Clear out my wardrobe22. Go to Madrid31. Revisit childhood memories – go to the races at Newbury34. apply to be a reader-book reviewer for New Woman59. Visit a sealife centre66. Take more photos84. Make a beaded bracelet92. Treat myself to a bunch of flowers…

  • Poetry,  Uncategorized

    >The Spell Checker

    >Ever wish that you could just catch a break? That’s about where I’m at right now. I want out of this down cycle and I want out of it now. But enough about that… I’m hoping my break is coming. I might have a fabby opportunity coming up and I’m hoping it might catapult me out of the cycle too. I am worrying though that I’m expecting too much of that and that my down cycle might just suck it in and ruin that for me. Never mind, no use worrying yet. Keep those fingers crossed it happens tho! I noticed as I was typing this that I used a…

  • NEED EDITING,  Uncategorized

    >Sealife Centre Pics

    >I went to the Sealife Centre in Birmingham with some friends from uni today, it was great (once we found it!) Pics are below. I’m sure everyone knows this by now but as with almost all pictures on this site, click to view larger! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • Family,  General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  swimming,  Uncategorized,  yayness

    >Walking, exams, family news and degrees, Oh My!

    >Last Friday at swimming I swam 20 lengths (500 metres) and walked 4 lengths (100 metres). Today at swimming I swam 24 lengths (600 metres) and walked 6 lengths (150 metres). And another member decided to try walking in the pool too ~ I guess that makes me a trend setter! I also did one of my best showerchair to wheelchair transfers I’ve ever done, with hardly any help. I got lots of really heartfelt comments of “well done Emma” and variations of that. And Sheila complimented me on my transfer. In other news, its been a pretty celebratory day for my family. I did all that good walking. My…

  • Family,  General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Anxious family stuff

    >I have some family stuff (sickness) going on at the moment that I don’t feel I want to talk about here right now. And tomorrow is the third anniversary of my Grandad C’s death. All of which grouped together is making me unsettled and anxious. I don’t like it and I could do without it. But as they say, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” and as they also say “this too shall pass.” I’ve been passing time by re-reading old blog entries from the past year or so today. It’s strange to see how far I’ve come in that time and how many “little things” had slipped my…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Wonderfully Cryptic Guessing Game For You

    >Two unexpected things happened today. Things I really, really was not expecting or really with one of them could have imagined. One of them is to do with CAB and is pretty cool (not so much what it is, more that I was asked to participate). I tried, and failed, to explain to Mum and Soph why I’m so surprised/pleased about that so I’m not even gonna try. I think they were both surprised that I was surprised, KWIM? The second is really really unbelievable and pretty much a once in a lifetime amazing opportunity. It’s not definite but I have been nominated for it and I’m really hoping it…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Essays, etc.

    >I have almost all of my essays and poems etc up on this website now. The design needs a bit of work, some of the links bring up 404s and some pieces are formatted in a really screwy way. But, it’s almost all there! If you’ve read my previous blogs and/or LiveCP then you’ve almost definitely read them all as none of them are new. However if you do want to read them, they can be found here.***I went out for lunch today. And the disabled toilet was in the Gents. I guess we could call that an educational experience! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise…