• achievements,  Things I am proud of,  Uncategorized

    >Shrinking Slowly

    >I haven’t written very much about this here but my new years resolution for this year was to be healthier. So I’ve been taking my medication everyday (seriously I haven’t missed a single dose this year, how I don’t know), I’ve gotten my sleep pattern into something vaguely resembling sense and I’ve been eating somewhat healthier.  I’ve also been trying to spend less time on my computer and been enjoying that too.  And stretching but thats a topic for another entry.I’ve been trying as a secondary goal to lose some weight but haven’t made that the be all and end all because otherwise I’d just end up losing and then…

  • Uncategorized,  writing

    >Microsoft and the social model of disability

    >I’m working on a piece in word right now, not for here but for another project. And I wrote a sentence about being asked how having a disability affects certain things. Basically it goes “when I was asked how disability affects this my first thought was that my CP…”Apparently that sentence is passive and the grammar check thinks I should instead write “my CP does not affect my disability…” I only ran the grammar check because I wasn’t sure if it should be affect or effect and it was easier than looking it up and I end up getting into the Social Model of Disability. I really do believe in…

  • awareness,  Uncategorized

    >Priority by law, part the second!

    >My sister is on the train home from Manchester right now and she just text me the following: “Ooh Emma they just announced on the train about not leaving luggage in the wheelchair spaces and that it’s a legal requirement. lol. yay!” Maybe, just maybe they are finally taking this access to trains thing seriously. Now if only all train operators did the same. But hey lets not take away from the fact that this is HUGE. I think Virgin Trains may now be my official favourite train operator. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • sick crip,  songs of my life,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >Unwell

    > All dayStaring at the ceilingMakin’ friends with shadows on my wallAll nightHearing voices telling methat I should get some sleepBecause tomorrow might be good for somethingHold onFeeling like I’m headed for a breakdownand I don’t know whyWell I’m not crazyI’m just a little unwellI know right now you can’t tellBut stay a while and maybe then you’ll seeA different side of meI’m not crazyI’m just a little impairedI know, right now you don’t careBut soon enough you’re gonna think of meAnd how I used to be Me,talking to myself in publicAnd dodging glances on the trainAnd I knowI know they’ve all been talkin’ bout meI can hear them whisperAnd…

  • awareness,  Uncategorized

    >Part M rant

    >While at work yesterday, the topic of Part M of the Building Regulations came up in conversation with another adviser (I’d been advising on building regulations. yeah, that was one of those ones which makes me go “argh!”) Part M relates to access to buildings and is the part which covers disability issues. As with most disability related legislation in this country it’s not really worth even the paper it’s written on. I advised my client over the phone and so she didn’t know that I have a disability. One of the things she mentioned was that because of Part M they had had to ensure their property had wheelchair…

  • awareness,  CP related,  NEED EDITING,  Uncategorized

    >Priority by law or why I need to get a life

    >I went to Birmingham on Saturday and got very very excited on the train up there.  I frequently have to argue with people about moving their luggage or themselves or their child in the buggy out of the wheelchair space which I’ve reserved.  On at least one occasion the journey care assistant with me (a member of station staff who helps people with disabilities around the station and on to trains, etc) asked a mother to move her child and when she got off the train she had a go at me saying there would have been room for me and the child. So when I got onto the train…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Time away is blissful

    >I didn’t come online at all yesterday and I didn’t come online tonight until 8. I spent most of the day up in Birmingham with friends yesterday and today I visited my parents and then went for a long walk in my powerchair.  I’ve also been reading a lot, working on a cross stitch and I’ve done some writing I’m really proud of. I just came back online to check my e-mail as my ebay listings were ending and now I’m going off again.  This weekend has just been for me.  And it’s been pure bliss. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • friends,  I wish I wrote this,  Things I am proud of,  Uncategorized,  yayness

    >Mary’s Poem

    >My friend Mary wrote a poem for/about me. I think it’s absolutely wonderful and love it. I was especially touched as she is one of the best writers I know and she managed to sum up so well who I am. It’s title is my name and surname which I don’t share here.With her permission I am sharing it here with you. Eternally hopeful,Meeting life with courage,Making no excuses.Artistic,Creative,Ready for anything new.Energetic fish, alive and free,Equality is all she asks.Spirit of adventure and daring is hers. Thank you Mary for such a lovely and from the heart gift. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • memes,  Uncategorized

    >Thursday Thirteen – Thirteen Things About Emma

    > Thirteen Things about Emma 1…. This is the first time I’ve done T13 since last May!2. I am working on a cross stitch bookmark at the moment3. And I’m reading The Other Eden by Sarah Bryant4. I’ve lost 3lb since New Years Day – 40 to go!5. I’ve been writing some more poems on and off this month. They are at Creatively Emma6. I haven’t missed a single dose of medication this year7. On Saturday I’m meeting some friends from uni in Birmingham8. A Whole New World from Disney’s Aladdin is playing as I write this.9. The bracelets I made and listed on ebay didn’t sell so I relisted…