• hopes and dreams,  memes,  memories,  Uncategorized

    >A Review of 2007 In Survey Form

    > A Review of 2007 In Survey Form   1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before? Got a tattoo. Learned to knit. Helped to run training for new people at work. Saw Daniel Radcliffe naked.   2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I had goals I was working towards – some I met and others I’m still working on.  Still others were unsuccessful.  I will set new goals for next year as I do frequently – reevaluating my life and situation.     3. Did anyone close to you give birth? No   4. Did…

  • achievements,  Family,  Uncategorized

    >You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby…

    >Christmas was good.  A lot better than I had anticipated/expected. My mum said her favourite bit of Christmas was on Christmas Eve late at night when my brother came back from the pub and we all randomly ended up playing drink while you think only without the drinking part… it’s a word associate type game they played down the pub and you have to drink whilst trying to work out what to say – someone says the name of a celebrity/famous person and then the next person has to say someone whose name begins with the first letter of their surname.  So for example if Ben said Vinnie Jones then…

  • Family,  Uncategorized

    >Thoughts as Christmas Comes

    >I loved Christmas when I was little. Really, really loved it. And up until last year I enjoyed it. Last year… I looked forward to it and sort of enjoyed it. It wasn’t easy being the first year without any Grandparents or our Christmas Traditions which revolved around them and time spent together. It was a little stressful particularly given that I had a lot of big events in the days between Christmas and New Year and so didn’t get a rest particularly as some were emotionally challenging/draining. This year, I’m tired and I would say pretty close to burn out. I’m enjoying being off and having a rest (I’m…

  • care,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >Stand up and be counted

    >If you live in the UK (or are an expat/overseas with the UK forces) and you or your friends or loved one receive community care via social services (or whatever they call themselves if your area) please go HERE and sign the petition to the Prime Minister to allocate adequate funding and improve the provisions for care nationwide. [You’ll need to fill out all the details but they won’t be used for anything other than the petition (I’ve used it before) – you will however receive an e-mail with a link which you must click before your name is added to the petition – to prevent spambots.] It’s time we…

  • disability,  Uncategorized

    >”they were free, they’re now not”.

    >It’s kind of the “done thing” here in the UK to offer discounts to disabled people and carers or sometimes to offer free entry for carers. It’s a way of recognising that things aren’t ever going to be completely fair and level the playing field somewhat. My parents and I will always mention that I’m disabled and need a carer when booking tickets 1) to ensure they can meet my needs and 2) so we can make use of any discounts. My mum also has gone as far as going “I’m her carer, do you give discounts for carers? I had a feeling I wrote about part of this story…

  • hopes and dreams,  songs of my life,  Uncategorized

    >Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley

    > Well I’ve heard there was a secret chordThat David played, and he pleased the LordBut you don’t really care for music, do you?Well, it goes like this, the fourth, the fifthThe minor fall and the major liftThe baffled king composing hallelujahHallelujah, hallelujahHallelujah, hallelujah Well your faith was strong, but you needed proofYou saw her bathing on the roofHer beauty in the moonlight overthrew youAnd she tied you to her kitchen chairAnd she broke your throne, and she cut your hairAnd from your lips you drew the hallelujahHallelujah, hallelujahHallelujah, hallelujah Well baby I’ve been here beforeI’ve seen this room and I’ve walked this floor, you know,I used to live alone…

  • Attempts at World Domination,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    >My Lords, Ladies, and Gentlemen…

    >This here Wheelchair Princess spent the morning at the palace.  Blenheim Palace. It was fun.  Absolutely fucking freeze your tits off freezing.  And the point in time when I spent 30 minutes having my photo taken without a coat on was bloody stupid of myself.  But it was fun nonetheless. The palace and it’s surroundings are beautiful, absolutely breathtaking.  We didn’t go inside but we did get to go right up outside it and we got taken past a load of signs indicating that this was a private area.  How much did that rock?!?! When we got back in the car to drive to the particular part of the grounds…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >bit o this, bit o that

    >I’m in a writing mood.  I’m also really tired.  The two together are not really a good mix but what can you do? I’ve been doing loads of knitting over the last few days… I think my speed has really increased.  but then it’s all garter stitch (think thats the right one, just knit?) and I’m using chunky yarn on 9mm needles.  It’s a just because present for someone for Christmas.  Then I want to use some purple self patterning yarn i have up – have  rough idea for something in stockingette but need to think more. And I want to knit a thing that i think is called a…