• Attempts at World Domination,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    >Please Vote for Me/Us TODAY

    >As some/all of you know I go sailing in Oxford and we are fundraising for a new more accessible pontoon. Tonight at 6pm our group will be featured on local itv news (Thames Valley Tonight) for the peoples millions and we need people to ring and vote for us to win a grant towards this. You do not have to be in this region to vote. The lines are open now and the number is 08702 437 801 You can vote up to 10 times from each number Thank you very much!! Emma All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • disability,  fun stuff,  Things I am proud of,  Uncategorized

    >”yeah, well, I’m not normal.”

    >I did the most wonderfully outrageous and somewhat drastic thing this afternoon.  I had my hair chopped off. It was just below my shoulders and now the longest bits are chin length with lots of shorter bits.  And it totally rocks.  Pictures soon, promise. Basically I went in and said to Lizzie (hairdresser) that I was thinking of going short and what did she reckon.  I did say no to shaving it all off but other than that gave her free rein, specifying that I meant *short* short.  It’s what she describes as a graduated bob but funkier. And when she was finished she went “you do NOT want to…

  • Cheerful Stuff,  crafts,  memes,  Uncategorized

    >Gift Train

    >Meme time again! Kay over at The Gimp Parade posted the following about this meme and well, i’m in.  Here’s what she wrote: Gift train Like a meme, only it can invade your snail mailbox: Via Grace at What If No One’s Watching? — By the end of January, 2008, I will send a tangible, physical gift to each of the first five people to comment here, so long as each of those five people are willing to make the same offer in their own LJ or blog. I’ve taken the liberty of giving myself a month’s more time to accomplish this. Also note that “tangible and physical” possibly means…

  • C-A-B,  Cheerful Stuff,  CP related,  fun stuff,  Uncategorized

    >Things That Crack Me Up

    >10,000 word long spam comments left on my blog (yes, I cut and pasted it into open office and checked the word count, shoot me). The fact that when helping with the health and safety audit at work we came to the question on potential tripping hazards Judith turned to me and went “we’ll give that question to She Who Likes To Fall.” When the guy from the journey care booking line went “so that’s a booking for you and your electric wheelchair to travel to Oxford…” as though my powerchair was another person. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • Attempts at World Domination,  sailing,  tv,  Uncategorized

    >Please Vote For Me/Us!!!

    >I wasn’t planning on this entry for a few more days but I got e-mailed a ready written version and I’m all about the lazy lately so here goes: The Farmoor Reservoir Pontoon Project needs your vote to help disabled sailors.   This project has been fundraising for the past four years to provide a stable pontoon with improved access for disabled sailors. It will also create a larger harbour area which will benefit beginner sailors and windsurfers, especially youngsters, when the winds are stronger or are offshore. We have now raised £120,000 towards the Pontoon Project and are planning to construct as much of the structure as we can…

  • awareness,  disability,  Poetry,  Uncategorized

    >Don’t tell me…

    > Don’t tell me that you understand,Don’t tell me that you know.Don’t tell me that I will survive,How I will surely grow.Don’t stand in pious judgmentOf the bonds I must untie.Don’t tell me how to suffer,Don’t tell me how to cry.Don’t tell me this is just a test,That I am only blessed,That I am chosen for this taskApart from all the rest.My life is filled with selfishness,My pain is all I see,But I need you, I need your love,Unconditionally.Don’t come at me with answersThat can only come from me.Don’t tell me how my grief will pass,That I will soon be free.Accept me in my ups and downs,I need someone to…

  • memes,  NaNo,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >NaNo Stats!

    >wordcount widgets [description: It’s a widget that shows how long until NaNo ends in my time zone, how much I’ve written, and how much I have left to write. It also shows how many words per day I’ve averaged and the estimated date I would finish at that rate (currently Jan 13th as of 11pm 09/11) and the remaining amount of words I must do each day to finish by the end of November. It updates every time I update my profile on the NaNo site.] And just for coolness factor, the widget is hosted on neilgaiman.com!!! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • blogging,  influences,  Things I am proud of,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >7 Years

    >Today marks my 7th anniversary as a blogger.  I just realised that late last night. Obviously not all of it is on this site.  And some of my older blogs are lost forever.  That’s not really a bad thing.  When I go back and read some of the older stuff (some of it is saved on my hard drive) it makes me cringe to see what I used to write about and how I used to write.  But it’s also nice to have that record. Even going back to September this year (just for example) if I were to read my entries again I would find things that I had…