• General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >No fame for me!

    >Well, I’m not front page news today. Or any other type of news. The article about my trip was not published. I’m guessing it will be published next thursday but who knows?! I’m more than a little annoyed about that mostly because I literally told everyone that I was going to be in the paper today. LOL Ian who I work with had told me I could expect there to be a mistake in it because whenever he had read an article he knew about it hadn’t been 100% correct. And Joan had backed him up too. So when I saw him today I was joking w/ him going “Ian…

  • down,  Uncategorized

    >Out of Sorts

    >I am feeling very out of sorts today but I don’t really know why. I have had some good moments today to though – like finding my missing switch card (It had fallen under my computer desk) and discovering that a portfolio I am working needs a lot less doing to it than I anticipated and I should be able to finish it tomorrow with no problems. The knowledge that getting the portfolio finished takes me one step closer to something I’ve been close to but not achieved is even better. If I’m right I have two more “steps” to complete and then I will have accomplished a goal I…

  • thinking,  Uncategorized

    >Courageous Christi and other kids who inspire me

    >”Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.”~Princess Diaries I am a part of the Big Brave Banner Site. Although I’ve not done any work for them in several months I help to make graphics for sick children. A lot of them cancer or other very serious illness and all have websites so thier families and friends can follow their progress and the kids like the graphics as they are bright and fun. One child I was led to through the banner site is Christi Thomas…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Local People

    >I think only a few people read this who are local to me (I’m not 100% sure but I only know of a few) and I doubt any of them care about this but I am excited so I’m gonna post this anyway. It is looking very likely that an article about the trip with the Jubilee Sailing Trust will be appearing in the local newspaper (Herald Series) this Thursday.  Complete with a photo of me just as we were setting off. In case you don’t know if you’re local to me I live in South Oxfordshire and that’s as specific as I’m gonna get here!  And for the not…

  • fun stuff,  Uncategorized

    >In Vodka We Trust

    >I have had a wonderful, wonderful day. And I am even more wonderfully drunk. I met up with my best friend who I haven’t seen in four months and who has been informed that four months is entirely too long between visits. We met up in Reading which is easy for both of us to get too. We had a wander around the shops, got some lunch in the slug and lettuce, did some more wondering around shops (with actual purchasing involved this time) and then went for drinks. I bought a scarf in a bag (that you make you self, weave it) and a Smoosh Me pillow to go…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Revitalised and Birthday Wishes

    >Today is my wonderful friend Chana’s Birthday! Please take the time to go wish her a very happy day. Go on, I’ll wait. What news of me? There is a possibility of really good stuff happening in November (some of you know what I’m talking about) I’ve been waiting for literally a week now for confirmation of whether or not this opportunity will become reality. It’s driving me crazy not knowing especially as I’ve literally had NO post all week which makes me even more apprehensive. After three weeks away from work I returned yesterday and today. Both days went really really well from my point of view and I…

  • Family,  Uncategorized

    >Auntie Nellie

    >My Great Aunt died last week. She was 97 – a good innings as they say. I hadn’t seen her in many many years and I can’t say I knew her well. I have a few very fond and quite special memories of her. Not many memories, but ones which I have enjoyed sharing with others these last few days. I would say that she definitely touched my life and although I rarely saw her or spent much in the way of time with her I have learnt from her. We talked about her a little the day of and a few days after my Gran’s funeral (she was married…

  • sailing,  travel,  Uncategorized

    >The Third Day of My Trip (AKA the day I was silly and had too much fun!) Fri, 8th Sept

    >Friday, bright and early we were up yet again – 7 am and they wanted us all on deck by 7.30 – no time for breakfast! Somehow in those 30 minutes Rosie managed to get a shower and get dressed then get me set up for a quick shower (hair wash and important bits) and back to our bunk and then dressed and on deck. She did scrape my foot up a littlemanuevering me out of the bathroom but not badly and to be honest if not for the fact that she panicked about it and insisted on taking my trainers off a few times later in the day to…

  • Family,  sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >Mostly Medical

    >I finished the abx for my UTI about two and a half weeks ago and haven’t had another problem! I am very surprised about this given both my history and the fact that I had D&V on Thursday which frequently can lead to UTI. My bladder is a little irritated right now but I think it’s red army-ness. Actually you could say that I am downright shocked that the infection cleared with one course of low dose antibiotics. That’s one of about three or four things that’s happened/I’ve done/not done/not had happen lately which has surprised me. I guess I’m making lots of progress in my life and with my…

  • NEED EDITING,  quotes,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    >I long…

    > I long for the solitudeof a sunset at sea,and the chill of the breezecoming in with the eve.For the motion of my boat,as she swings on her rode,and the beauty of the stars,in the evenings last glow. R.C. Gibbons, “I Long” All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com