• 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Update

    >A few thoughts on my current (second) 101 in 1001 project.  The list and the full explanation (along with the first list and what I completed) is listed under 101 in 1001.  On this current template its at the top near the header image but if I manage to actually redesign this blog this week it will move to the sidebar.  That’s a pretty big if but there you have it…  This is also a pretty long explanation and it would have probably been quicker for me to find the URL and just link to the damn page but there you have that as well… I have not completed a…

  • Life in 2009,  Race for Life,  Uncategorized

    >Hard but Right

    >I’ve sadly come to the decision not to take part in Race for Life next weekend.  I’m disappointed by that decision (partially because it feels sort of though I am letting the depression – which isn’t great at the moment – win) but it’s the right one. I’ve done very little training and haven’t covered much distance in what I have done.  The weather has played a part in that but so has my depression which is why it sort of feels like it’s winning by my choosing not to participate.   But I also know that with the little training I have done coupled with the fact that RfL…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Thoughts From A Day At The Zoo

    >Went to Cotswold Wildlife Park today… great fun.  These are random thoughts and observations. I forgot to take my camera.  Ever since I was asked (yesterday) if I wanted to go I had “we’re going to the zoo tomorrow” going round and round in my head.  And then just after we left I thought of a great idea of a post revolving around a line in that song but i needed my camera.  But as I currently have camera problems it’s probably better I did forget it. When we were getting out of the car my friend’s little boy (age 3) went “Emma, do you want your wheelbarrow?” which caused…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Random Bullet Points of Life

    >I had a week off from a lot (most) of things last week.  And it was lovely.  I didn’t actually intend for it to include blogging but it seems it did.  Now I have quite a lot of things I have been thinking about that I want to blog about so I should hopefully be here a lot in the next couple of days.  In the meantime just in case you haven’t noticed… I’ve been doing a lot over on twitter and that usually is a place I can be found at least once a day most days more.  My twitter feed is over in the sidebar with a link…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Answers to a couple of questions

    >I have a spare five minutes and a couple of people asked questions so here goes. Karen asked me which two books I had signed.  On 1st May I went to a book signing by Jodi Picoult and she signed a copy of Handle with Care (her new one) for me.  I got to speak to her briefly and have a photo taken.  She was really lovely.  Don’t have time to search for the link but the photo is in an earlier entry which is titled “guess who”   She wrote Emma, enjoy and signed her name. The second was signed on Saturday and is Walking on Water by Geoff…

  • books and reading,  Uncategorized

    >So Cool

    >Just thought there were a few people who read this that would like to know I’ve bought three books so far this month.  And two of them have signed “To Emma” type dedications. Sooooo cool. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • achievements,  Uncategorized

    >It’s been one week…

    >I went to the nurse this afternoon and she suggested that I should write this down somewhere so I’ve got a record.  I’m not 100% clear on her thinking behind that but I agree it is an achievement of sorts. Anyway I’ve not drank any Coke at all since last Wednesday night!   It’s been relatively easy which just goes to show how much of a difference mental attitude and doing things at the right time can make.  I’d tried a couple of times earlier in the year and ended up with headaches so bad I was throwing up.  Basically the majority of what I was drinking was Coke (at…

  • books and reading,  Uncategorized

    >Zoo Station – David Downing

    >Dave recommended this book and is hosting one of his occasional Chewing The Fat Bookclubs today discussing this. I’m not going to say too much because there isn’t much that hasn’t already been said (and said much better than I could say it) in the review over here. I really enjoyed this book. I think that if I hadn’t wanted to take part in the CTF bookclub it’s probably not one I would have spotted in Waterstones and picked up.  But when I read the reviews on Amazon I was intrigued.  The period of the Second World War has always been one that’s really interested me (I’m a bit into…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Unread Book Meme: Revisited

    >I first did this meme a year ago and thought it would be interesting to revisit it and see how it’s changed. As before: Bold is read in fullItalic is partially read but unfinishedAnything bold or italic with an asterisk was read at school And this time round anything in blue be it bold or italic has had it’s status change in the last year.  Jonathan Strange & Mr NorrellAnna KareninaCrime and PunishmentCatch-22One Hundred Years of SolitudeWuthering HeightsThe SilmarillionLife of Pi : a novelThe Name of the RoseDon QuixoteMoby DickUlyssesMadame BovaryThe OdysseyPride and Prejudice Jane Eyre The Tale of Two CitiesThe Brothers KaramazovGuns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >She says, cynically.

    >On Friday after the book signing I was asked by the owner of the shop if he could post one of the photos of me and Jodi Picoult (he took some on his camera too) on the bookshop’s blog.  Of course I said yes and I was happy for that.  I did ask he e-mail me copies too – he took the same shots as my Dad did with my camera but they may have come out better for all I know.  As yet I don’t have e-mails and the blog hasn’t been updated. As we were driving back home afterwards my Dad and I were talking about what happened,…