• crafts,  disability,  podcasts,  superman,  Uncategorized

    >Knitting, Podcasts and Dean Cain.

    >Well, it seems to be official. By the unanimous decision of the two people who commented and myself, the best looking of all the Superman actors is Dean Cain. Yuuuuuuuuuuuuummy. Have been doing loads of knitting today and also listening to podcasts. I love podcasts but I’d probably love them more if i knew what i’d done with the cord for my iPod and could listen to them on that. I also love how quickly I seem to be getting through the sections of my current projects. Oh and finally I discovered today that someone I know has a weird and not great attitude to disability. That surprised me. I…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  questions,  superman,  Uncategorized

    >Burning Question

    >Because I am ever so slight obsessed with all thing Superman at the moment (and also somewhat shallow) I thought I’d take a poll. Who is the best looking Superman? Christopher Reeve? (Superman Films) Dean Cain? (The New Adventures of Superman)Brandon Routh? (Superman Returns) All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • forwards,  I want to change the world,  I wish I wrote this,  internet,  Poetry,  sharing,  Uncategorized

    >And now for something completely different…

    >Just thought that this was worth sharing… Will be back later, probably. Accept that some days you’re the pigeon,and some days you’re the statue. Always keep your words soft and sweet,just in case you have to eat them. Always read stuff that will make you lookgood if you die in the middle of it. Drive carefully. It’s not only cars thatcan be recalled by their maker. Eat a live toad in the morning and nothingworse will happen to you for the rest of the day. If you can’t be kind, at least have thedecency to be vague. If you lend someone £20, and never seethat person again, it was probably…

  • honesty,  nano group,  perspective,  trains,  travel,  Uncategorized

    >”It’s my fault, I’m really sorry.”

    >Someone made a pretty big mistake today. One that affected me pretty badly. But then took the time to put there hands up to me and say “Emma, I’m really sorry.” and to admit to me that it was their fault. He looked me straight in the eye and went “I spoke to Julie and she told me she’d got you on the train but I just forgot to come help you off.” He told me he shouldn’t have forgotten and that it wasn’t good enough. By the time I had been to Reading waiting for a train back and gotten to my sleepy little town he’d arranged for a…

  • awareness,  letter unsent,  safety,  swimming,  Uncategorized

    >A Letter Unsent

    >Dear you, I know you’ll never read this and even if you did you wouldn’t understand it. But sometimes a girl’s just gotta get some stuff off of her chest. If I need help I will ask. Don’t just stick your hand on my side without saying a word and then act all offended when I ask what you’re doing. Don’t assume that there’s a chance I’m going to fall as I’m transferring and that you putting you hand on my side just above my hip will prevent that happening. It’s just really rude, really off putting and substantially increases the chances that I actually will fall! I know from…

  • attitudes,  awareness,  swimming,  Uncategorized

    >R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find out what it means to me

    >I’m not sure how this is going to come across. I go swimming on a Friday afternoon. It’s a public disabled session which means that anyone with a disability can go. I belong to a social group for disabled people and we go to the session. There’s another group that goes of people with learning disabilities and there are a few individuals with disabilities who either go alone or with carers. All the regulars know each other and most of us chat. Last week there was a new guy with a disability there with his carer. Probably not much different in age to me. I was walking lengths of the…

  • awareness,  C-A-B,  disability,  disability rights,  italian food,  katie thorpe,  Uncategorized

    >Deja vu

    >I do voluntary work a few times a week. And twice a year we get together socially. We do this thing when we go out to eat where every seat apart from mine has a number and after each course everyone gets up and moves on so many places. It’s always arranged so I stay put so I joke about how it makes me the Queen of the evening and how everything revolves around ME! So you talk to loads of different people and you talk about loads of different things. It’s really fun. You learn things about people you never knew and you get to talk to people you…

  • Attempts at World Domination,  disability,  disability rights,  katie thorpe,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Katie, again.

    >And me, this time, too ;o) The Guardian has an article on it’s website about Katie Thorpe – Whose Life is it Anyway? And they included an extract from one of my blog entries about her in it. How cool is that?!?! I quite like the article, I think it does a fair job of describing the thoughts and feelings of disability bloggers and of Katie’s mother. And it hasn’t degenerated into disablist language or such stereotypes, which had concerned me. As I’m writing this there are two comments left on the article online and neither of them particularly fill me with joy. I’m waiting to see if there is…

  • Cheerful Stuff,  Uncategorized

    >Reasons to be Cheerful

    >It’s ten past four and it’s STILL LIGHT! Properly light. If that isn’t a happy thought I don’t know what is. And I managed not to show someone just how annoyed I was with them earlier. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • ashley-x,  campaigns,  disability,  katie thorpe,  scope,  Uncategorized

    >Equality and Disability Rights

    >I just received an e-mail from Scope about their equality campaign. National disability organisation Scope is calling on the Government to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as a matter of urgency. The Convention is the first treaty in history to give the millions of disabled people across the globe comprehensive human rights and recognise that disabled and non-disabled people share a common humanity. The Convention is the first human rights treaty of the 21st century and was the fastest negotiated convention in the UN’s history. Negotiations involved individual disabled people and their governments from all over the world, but at present the Convention is…