• General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Meeting Margo, a touch of TMI, and Hurrying Up to Wait

    >I met Margo yesterday (who hopefully will fix her blog soon so that link actually works! She said she planned too). Very fun and great to meet her. I didn’t expect her to sound like she does though. Which totally makes no sense especially as I couldn’t figure out how I had expected her to sound. Actually that seems to be a bit of a theme with me and meeting online friends in person because I was surprised by the way Jo sounded when I met her and Hannah a few years ago. But that was even more ridiculous because she has a birmingham accent and I knew that’s where…

  • Uncategorized,  yayness


    >I spent an hour and forty minutes in the hairdressers earlier today. Got myself all primped with £54.20 worth of cut and colour (yay colour sale!) Love the cut, mostly love the colour.  The colour came out very different to what I expected but it is cool and very me.  I asked for vibrant and obvious and that’s what I got. Then we went sailing this evening and for the second week running I didn’t sail but was hanging around on the beach and in the club house when it got colder.  And this random windsurfer came up to me. “I love the colour of your hair!  It’s very carroty.”…

  • argh,  awareness,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >Accessibility, Bondage, Awareness.

    >Sometimes I swear the world is trying to make me crazy (or maybe thats crazier?). And I am so SICK of all this stupid stuff thats been going on lately.  On my 101 in 1001 list (linked over in the side bar) I had write three letters of complaints as one (believe it or not I used not to be such a good advocate) and three praising good service.  I’ve sent more than three complaint letters since I set that goal in 2006.  But as for letters praising good service?  Nary one. Also, it please me most of the time to be an advocate and stand up for myself and…

  • Uncategorized


    >I made a small start back on the weight loss thing this week.  I’ve lost 2lb.  It’s a start and I’ll take it. But I can’t help thinking that I have a hell of a long way to go.  And I do.  I need to lose at least 70lb, more like 100lb.  I’d be happy with 70lb though. Actually, screw that.  I’d just be happy if I could stop gaining weight.  Three stone this year is a ridiculous amount of weight to have gained and yet I gained it, just like that *snap*. If only I could lose it just like that *snap*. Still, 2lb.  I’ll take it and I’ll…

  • perspective,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >Unnecessary Reactions

    >It’s weird how the smallest things can just make you react.  And then afterwards you (or I in this case) stop and think and wonder just what it is that made you react that way.  Especially when there was no need to in the first place nor any sign that there might be. When I got off of the train in Oxford today, Julie asked if she could have a word. And that was it.  I started panicing.  As I was wandering over the platform and through the barriers, accross the concourse and outside the door where we stopped to chat I was thinking “oh my god what have I…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized


    >It’s easy at times to say that you have a tough life or that things are hard or bad.  I know I am frequently guilty of thinking that – you know the old “today was the worst day ever” sort of thoughts.  It’s something I’ve thought or said several times over the last couple of weeks.  And yeah, maybe I could have had better days than I’ve had. But equally I could have had things a lot worse.  I keep hearing of things that have happened to others like that.  And I hear those stories and I’m reminded that my life isn’t so bad after all.  In fact, it isn’t…

  • Family,  friends,  fun stuff,  Uncategorized

    >Upcoming Events

    > After I came back from Birmingham on Saturday I couldn’t help thinking that was it, nothing much to look forward to in the near future. But then I stopped and actually thought about it – and I have plenty of “big things” arranged for the next few months. So given that and given the fact that I just arranged two more “big things” this year I’ve made myself a new page on my blog. It’s called Upcoming Events and is permanently linked on my sidebar. Looking at it, it seems the only month left of this year that doesn’t have an event to look forward to in it is…

  • friends,  fun stuff,  hopes and dreams,  songs of my life,  Uncategorized

    >Anything Can Happen

    >I travelled up to Birmingham yesterday and met up with my friend Rachel who I met at university and lived with for a year. It was really fun. Long, long day though. I ended up being out of the house for practically 12 hours (literally five minutes more and it would have been 12 hours). But so worth it. I had a wander round the shops while I was waiting for her, we went to Pizza Hut, had another wander round the shops together and then went to the theatre to see the Mary Poppins musical. Went to Starbucks for a drink after (couldn’t track down an accessible pub on…

  • site admin,  Uncategorized

    >Major Changes

    >Am currently attempted to upgrade to the latest version of WordPress (2.6) and implement some changes around here.  As always, apologies for any funky weirdness – normal service will resume soon! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • Race for Life,  Uncategorized

    >Final Race for Life Total

    >As of this evening the final, final, final total amount of money I raised doing the Race for Life is £262 Many, many thanks to everyone who sponsored me and helped me to raise two and a half times the amount I hoped to raise (£100 – an amount I thought I would struggle to raise). And that’s it, until next year! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com