• General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >I went.  I survived.  And I got a completely accurate weight.  Which wasn’t as high as I expected.  And if it all goes well this week with my red days and green days and free foods and healthy extras and A’s and B’s and Syns and all that (my head is spinning!)  I’m pretty sure I should not see that particulary weight again.  Or even the same first number. My head hurts. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • Losin' It,  Uncategorized

    >Last Meal… of the condemned woman*

    >The secret is officially out. I’m off to Slimming World in about ten minutes. Anything could happen in the next half an hour…** *I considered titling this post “Eat Drink and Be Merry for tomorrow we Die(t)” but as I had pizza for lunch and all I could think was “This is the last meal of the condemned woman” i figured that worked better for a title. **bonus points if you can tell me where that quote comes from. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >23 hours

    >I signed a confidentiality agreement when I first started at CAB.  And that I can cope with fine. I’m usually good with other people’s secrets (although it does help if I know that it’s supposed to be a secret). Really not good at keeping my own secrets.  I frequently think “oh I’ll keep that possibility/opportunity/news/whatever secret for a while until I know more”  and invariable that lasts a few hours, maybe an afternoon.  Then I’m on the phone telling people. Last night I was discussing something with some friends and we reached a potential agreement over something (which will be decided for definite in a little bit).  They both know…

  • sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >I appear to be developing a cold.  Seems that my carer does know how to share after all…  Thanks and all that, it was nice of you to think of me.  But next time, keep it to yourself.  Please. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • disability,  links,  Uncategorized

    >Few Announcements, mostly of the link persuasion

    >This is my 610th entry on this blog! The next Disability Blog Carnival will be hosted by Stacey AKA Miss Crip Chick. She’s given the theme Disability Culture and Identity and has posted a great list of ideas and prompts. Thats on Thurs 8th with submissions due on/by Mon 4th. BADD (Blogging Against Disablism Day) is back for it’s third go round on this Thursday, 1st May. As usual, the wonderful Goldfish is hosting. I can’t wait to take part although whether I will manage to actually post on Thursday is currently questionable. Naidex starts tomorrow. I’m going on Thursday. Dave is starting an online book club with books of…

  • books and reading,  Uncategorized

    >Nineteen Eighty-Four

    >I’ve spent most of this weekend reading – I read Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. Amazing book.  Not always easy to read (because of the topics and themes it has in places) but amazing nonetheless. From the beginning I thought the end was obvious.  I was wrong.  It didn’t end in the cliched and obvious way I thought it would.  And then after a while I began to think it would end in a different way.  I was wrong about that too.  The end snuck up on me and was completely different to anything I expected it to be.  And the last line in the book?  Scary as hell if…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >You know…

    >…You’re gonna be tired tomorrow when you look at the clock and realise that instead of a nice eight or so hours sleep you actually have to be out of the house in just over eight hours *sigh* Why do I do these things to myself? All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • awareness,  Uncategorized

    >I am a people person, not a people wheelchair.

    >I can stop blogging; I could never actually manage without somewhere to rant, to vent, to share my dissatisfaction with the world and to generally just let it all go. Oh and to share the good things too 😉 And, finally.  I am a wheelchair user.  I am not now, nor have I ever been, or will I ever be, a “wheelchair“. This means that it is acceptable to say to me “you’re the last person we’ve got to help who uses a wheelchair.” It also means that it is must assuredly not acceptable to say to me “you’re the last wheelchair.” Someone actually said that to me earlier.  And…

  • disability,  Uncategorized


    >James Hughes. 22 year old PWD, he had a mental age of 18 months.  Or so reports the news stories.  James and his mother went missing on Friday.  Her body was found earlier this week and his body was found yesterday.  Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering James. It’s a news headline on Yahoo! this morning.  And they were reporting it on our local radio news bulletins this morning too.  I haven’t seen any of the papers yet today.  I’m glad (that’s the wrong word but it’s all I can think of) that if such a tradegy had to occur at least it seems to be getting…

  • site admin,  Uncategorized

    >I’m Sorry

    >As a blogger I try not to write things in my blog which people I actually know would prefer not to be public knowledge.  And I also try not to include too much detail which may identify the people I talk about on here.  I hope not to upset people by writing things which are incorrect or otherwise may be inappropriate. I try, I don’t always succeed. Equally, I believe that it’s important that I am honest and open here.  So I don’t censor too much other than as I described above. Sometimes doing stuff like that comes back and bites you on the bum.  And I’ve been thinking a…