• site admin,  Uncategorized

    >On reposting

    >I don’t think I’ve ever covered this here so this is officially my new blogging policy on if you want to repost all or part of one of my posts (or tweets). If you want to copy anything from my blog or quote me, please keep the quotes short and share a link to my blog/the original entry.  Also I’d really appreciate it if you let me know. In my opinion, with  a post that includes “please repost” or pass this on message is a little different.  If you rewrite the request in your own words that’s cool, you could always put that you found out via me and it…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Random Unrelated Bullet Points of Life

    > I didn’t get to sail tonight because there was the most bizarre storm ever when we were there.  Pretty intense to watch. Did get to go to the pub though :o) Over the past week I have developed eczema on my feet.  It’s sooo itchy Which wouldn’t be such an issue if not for the fact that I can’t reach my feet in my chair and am prone to clonus which itching aggravates when it gets really bad. Having the cleaners come once a fortnight is working really well, much better than I thought it would! My house is really really cleaner than ever too. I got heckled at…

  • thinking,  Uncategorized

    >Legacies

    >I’ve been thinking about death and what we leave behind when we are gone a lot lately. Two people in my life, acquaintances really, have died over the last few weeks.  And that, along with the fact that today would have been my Grandad’s birthday has had me thinking. One of the people I barely knew, we met twice that I can think of (although I am sure there are other times when I was much younger).  But my parents knew her better.  Her death was expected and was probably the best thing in the circumstances after years of illness.  For the first time the idea of death as a…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item One…

    > Read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte …has been completed! As you might know, I got a Nintendo DS for my birthday last year. And you can now get a cartridge for it (game is not the correct word) that has the full text of 100 classic books on it. I bought it two weeks ago. The first book I read on there was The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stephenson which I liked. I must admit that the term strange definitely is a good one for that story though! And reading on the DS isn’t too hard. The “pages” are very small however…

  • 101 in 1001,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item One…

    > Read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte …has been completed! As you might know, I got a Nintendo DS for my birthday last year.  And you can now get a cartridge for it (game is not the correct word) that has the full text of  100 classic books on it.  I bought it two weeks ago. The first book I read on there was The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stephenson which I liked.  I must admit that the term strange definitely is a good one for that story though!  And reading on the DS isn’t too hard.  The “pages” are very small however…

  • BADD,  Uncategorized

    >Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009

    >The 4th Blogging Against Disablism Day will be Friday 1st May 2009.  As always  The Goldfish is hosting and she’s posted the explanation and kick off post at http://www.tinyurl.com/disablism.  I suspect that link will change on the day to redirect to the actual BADD hub but don’t hold me to that. I can’t believe this will be the 4th year we’ve done this.  And equally it’s strange for me to think that all of my BADD posts are on this blog – as the girl who changed her blog about once a year for most of the time I’ve been a blogger the fact this blog has been on this…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Happy Easter!

    >I’m going to take a few days break from the PC over Easter, I think it will be quite good to have a rest and also good for my mental health too. I’ve actually got quite a lot I’d like to blog about but equally with some of that the desire to simply let go without blogging about is also present.  So I’ll have to think about those things. Something else related that occurs to me about that (blogging or letting it go) is that time changes what’s important.  Yesterday I was planning that I would write about one of the things today and I was pretty much clear on…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Narcissus poeticus

    >I have a little vase on my desk that it absolutely overflowing.  It’s got yellow daffodils and what I call white daffodils but are actually called Narcissus poeticus (my Dad had said they were something like narcissum so I looked it up on wikipedia). And they smell absolutely lovely. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >New Batteries

    >I got my wheelchair batteries replaced today.  I know that’s probably of no interest to anyone else but I find it useful to record it here.   They lasted about 18 months (they were replaced October or November 2007 prior to today).  Possibly could have gotten a few more months use out of them but they were not holding a charge properly and no one was comfortable with my planned day out in Birmingham next month happening without my having new batteries.  Just too far away from home when we know of a potential problem. And said new batteries will need several lots of being used and recharged (long charges)…