• books and reading,  Uncategorized

    >The Friendly Book Nook’s Summer Reading Extravaganza

    >I just discovered a new to me blog, The Friendly Book Nook. I can see me losing a lot of time there in the near future reading some of the stuff they have there.   It’s all about books and reading and well, if you’ve been reading my blogs for a while you’ll know just how appropriate that is for me. Between 23rd – 27th June or tomorrow and Friday if like me you’re having trouble remembering the date at present (usually due to me seeing the date and then having a moment of “how is it JUNE?!  Where is this year GOING?”) they are having a really cool competition with…

  • CP related,  Uncategorized

    >this too shall pass

    >These last few days have really left me with a feeling like I want to throw a right strop, scream out “I’m sorry that me and my attitude and the way I think, feel and act about things are annoying you.  And I’m really sorry that me and my disability are causing you problems.  I’ll just take myself and my CP and go away somewhere where we are liked!!” and then stomp off to a corner somewhere.  Possibly something about “And you think you’ve got problems” should also be thrown in if I were being a true stroppy cripple because I don’t actually think I did cause any real problems.…

  • CP related,  Uncategorized

    >CP blog roll

    >I’ve been thinking for a while that it might be useful to compile a list of CP bloggers.  Well, actually I’ve been thinking a list of disability resources would be the useful thing but a list of CP bloggers would be a good place to start.  I know quite a few bloggers with CP or parents who blog about their CPer kids.  And I can add those to the list obviously (when I start writing it).  But if you have CP and blog or you blog about CP please can you leave a comment here with your blog address.  Maybe a bit about you too if you want. And yes,…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Straw Poll

    >Quick straw poll here: I went to a pub tonight and it didn’t have a disabled loo.  As a result things weren’t easy for me (as you can probably imagine) and I ended up calling my Dad to come get me earlier than I otherwise would have.  By the time he got there things were winding down BUT I would have stayed till the end otherwise. So anyway, when I asked the guy running the place where the loo was he told me he could help me into the building to the ladies (we were outside and it was grassy and steep) but there was no disabled.  He quickly went…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Running Thoughts.

    >If all goes according to plan, I should be able to share the photos of the Race for Life tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest.  But only if things do go according to plan. And in the meantime, I’m really missing all the exercise that went into getting ready to do the race.  I’ve been out of sorts all week and only realised last night just what it was that was doing it.  That’s sort of weird, I know but it makes me very happy because I used to be so active and so sporty and I haven’t been (or not to the extent I was) for many years.  So…

  • fun stuff,  Uncategorized,  yayness

    >Go, Go, Go, Joseph

    >I went to see Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat last Friday (week yesterday). It was amazing. I’ve seen it before, my parents gave me tickets for me and two friends to go for my birthday when I was 14 or maybe 15. Philip Schofield played Joseph then. Craig from Any Dream Will Do played Joseph this time and Anthony from the same show played the Pharoh. Anthony’s a local lad and it was very obvious there was a big crowd from here that had gone to Oxford (20 minutes by train away although we drove) to see it. That’s not why we went though, we went because I love…

  • 101 in 1001,  achievements,  Race for Life,  Things I am proud of,  Uncategorized

    >Race for Life 2008

    >I want to try and get some more down on “paper” about the Race for Life and what it was like as an experience before it fades too much more from my memory. I’ll do a photo post in a few days – the best photos are on my mum’s camera and she can’t find the lead for it right now but hopefully she will soon. It really was a wonderful experience and I am so glad I did it. But I do feel a little deflated now so I’m hoping to get it all down and share the full story now. Race for Life is a women only event…

  • carnivals,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >”If I Knew Then…” Disability Blog Carnival 39

    >Welcome to the 39th Disability Blog Carnival.  In case we haven’t met before, I’m Emma.  And our theme this week is “If I knew then…”  I think we’ve got some great posts here and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have putting it together.  Please take the time to comment on some of the posts, it’s the only payment most bloggers get and it does mean a lot.  Also, may I suggest taking the time to get to know some bloggers you’ve not met before beyond the post of theirs I’ve shared here (if that makes sense!).  One of the things I love about hosting the…

  • Race for Life,  Uncategorized

    >I DID IT!!!

    >Cost to enter the Race for Life: £12.50 Amount of sponsorship raised for Cancer Research UK £195 (AND COUNTING!) Number of times I worried this was a bad idea: many many KM to nowhere covered while training: at least 30 KM covered to complete the course: 5 (or in miles, 3.11) Number of people who wished me luck, encouraged me or otherwise spoke to me as I went round: too many to count. Number of times I nearly broke down in tears with the emotion of the day: about seven Time taken: one hour forty minutes!!! Knowing that I DID IT and my impossible dream came true: Priceless All content…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Down Time

    >After tomorrow morning when I’m running some training in the bureau I have ten whole glorious days off to do nothing. I’m quite looking forward to some down time; it’s gradually become more and more obvious to me over the last week or so that it’s something I’m in great need of – the chance to step back, take care of me first and foremost, have some fun and recharge my batteries.  I love everything I do in my daily life but sometimes it can be draining and leave me feeling like there isn’t enough of me left for me. I’m going to see Joseph at the theatre in Oxford…