• Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Lent – contains crass money talk

    >My Gran always used to give up chocolate for Lent.  And I’ve done that a few years although I’ve not succeeded in that goal for a long time.  For her it was, I think, a religious thing.  For me giving up things for lent is more about proving that I can and doing it for her sort of in her memory. We’re doing Shrove Tuesday at the weekend again this year which was a little disappointing as I’ve been in all day powerchairless.  But tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent regardless of that. And although I did consider the chocolate thing, I decided that for lent this…

  • 101 in 1001,  knitting,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001: Item 17…

    > Take a crafty course at the Arts Centre … has been completed! My contemporary knitting class finished this morning.  I’ve had great fun with it and have learned a lot about thinking outside the box when it comes to knitting.  And also some new skills.  I was particularly glad to do “deliberate holes” today because whilst I know how to do that with k2tog and yarnover combinations, I’d seen PSSO on a lot of patterns and whilst I knew what it meant I didn’t get how to do it or even realise that was a technique for holes.  So seeing someone show me several times was really great. I…

  • 101 in 1001,  Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 Item 57…

    > Start a memory/keepsake box …has been completed! I’ve had my eye out for just the right box for a while.  Thought I’d seen it but it was pretty pricy (being Laura Ashley it was nice but it would have meant paying for the name) so I was wondering and looking still.  And on Saturday I spotted just the right one. And my Dad went and got it for me when we were in Reading again on Sunday (yes, I went both days this last weekend).  I was really pleased too because I thought it was £13.99 but it turns out it was only £8.99.  Did lead to a slightly…

  • 101 in 1001,  Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 Item 39…

    > Go shopping at Hobbycraft …has been completed! That place is sooo much fun.  We were in there an hour and a half and probably could have stayed a bit longer. I bought loads of beads, and wire, and earring hooks.  And I bought crepe paper and crayons.  And I bought a load (3 balls) of sirdar denim ultra (which if you’ve been keeping up is one of my favourite yarns) for dirt cheap.  Oh and a yarn needle which I’ve been sort of needing but never spotted at the time I thought of it.  oh and two balls of DK, i knew there was at least one other thing!…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    > Go shopping at Hobbycraft …has been completed! That place is sooo much fun. We were in there an hour and a half and probably could have stayed a bit longer. I bought loads of beads, and wire, and earring hooks. And I bought crepe paper and crayons. And I bought a load (3 balls) of sirdar denim ultra (which if you’ve been keeping up is one of my favourite yarns) for dirt cheap. Oh and a yarn needle which I’ve been sort of needing but never spotted at the time I thought of it. oh and two balls of DK, i knew there was at least one other thing!…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 17…

    > Take a crafty course at the Arts Centre … has been completed! My contemporary knitting class finished this morning. I’ve had great fun with it and have learned a lot about thinking outside the box when it comes to knitting. And also some new skills. I was particularly glad to do “deliberate holes” today because whilst I know how to do that with k2tog and yarnover combinations, I’d seen PSSO on a lot of patterns and whilst I knew what it meant I didn’t get how to do it or even realise that was a technique for holes. So seeing someone show me several times was really great. I…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Ooooookay then

    >The last several times I’ve written to the assisted travel people about things not going according to plan they’ve made mention in their replies that if it’s easier I can call and raise comments and complaints.   And Saturday was fuck up city when it came to assisted travel (add in my slowly dying powerchair and having had a crap few days and it wasn’t great).  So today instead of writing I called them. “Which leg of the journey did you have problems with?” “both” “and which station was it?” “both” “oh my god I’m really sorry.  I’ve made a note of all the details but if you could put…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >25 things you (maybe) don’t know about me

    >I’ve been avoiding doing this on facebook but I’m tempted now.  I’ve been a blogger for so long however I don’t know how many of these actually are new. I don’t like February I’ve given up on Thing a Day for this year as I have little motivation for it (or much to be honest) at present due to high stress levels. When things go wrong I tend to get angry but if people admit their mistakes AND apologise it bothers me less than if they don’t Sometimes I wonder if things would be easier if I had an acquired disability rather than a life long one.  I suspect it…

  • creative,  Uncategorized

    >Two “things”

    > I never got here to update on thing a day yesterday.  I had planned to use whatever exercise we did during my creative writing class as my thing but it was cancelled.  So I did some journalling by hand instead.  I may scan that on and post it to my blog but I haven’t yet. And today I’ve done more colouring.  I cut most of the outlying white space off of this one (there is some white space in the middle of it still).  I like the way it looks now I’ve changed the shape of the paper (cut round the outline of the coloured bits which makes it…

  • memories,  Uncategorized

    >Memories

    >I’ve had this on my facebook page for a few days and I’ve been loving the memories people have left (if you’re on my facebook and haven’t commented please do so!).  So as some of my friends read this but aren’t on facebook I thought I’d post it here too. Think fast! Leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember! Don’t send a message, leave a comment on here. Next, re-post this intro in your notes and see how many people leave a memory about you. This could be scary! All content copyright Emma…