• Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Planning a redesign

    >I’ve switched my layout back to an old theme I had on last year (I think it was at least).  I love the primepress theme especially the rotating header function but having had that on since August or September (I think September) last year it was definitely time for a change. I’m actually working on a customised theme for myself.  Probably Kubrick because that’s what I usually customise and it’s easy.  Plus I mostly know what I’m doing with that which is always a good thing.  Don’t want to be making my blog blow up and stop working again.  Doing that once was definitely more than enough.  In my defence…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 2…

    > Read the first Swallows and Amazons book and the rest if they’re any good …has been completed! Or at least close enough that I’m calling it done. I bought the first two with gift vouchers in the January sales and after picking up and putting down Swallows and Amazons several times I finally read all of it last week. I was hooked. I’ve since read the second one and requested the next three on Read It Swap It. I think these are brilliant books. I was almost surprised how much I enjoyed them. But then I love to sail and I also love girls own books. Technically these books…

  • 101 in 1001,  books and reading,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item Two…

    > Read the first Swallows and Amazons book and the rest if they’re any good …has been completed! Or at least close enough that I’m calling it done.  I bought the first two with gift vouchers in the January sales and after picking up and putting down Swallows and Amazons several times I finally read all of it last week. I was hooked.  I’ve since read the second one and requested the next three on Read It Swap It.  I think these are brilliant books.  I was almost surprised how much I enjoyed them. But then I love to sail and I also love girls own books.  Technically these books…

  • 101 in 1001,  awareness,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 81…

    > Sort out a funky and appropriate bag to live on my powerchair …has been completed! I actually figured out a couple of months ago just what sort of bag it needed and how I needed to put it on the chair and got the bag on Saturday just gone.  But the story of the bag involves the trading standards story I mentioned a few days ago so I was waiting until I had an answer on that before blogging it.  Also a few more attempts at using it to be sure it worked seemed a good idea. Basically I can’t put a regular bag on the back of my…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 81…

    > Sort out a funky and appropriate bag to live on my powerchair …has been completed! I actually figured out a couple of months ago just what sort of bag it needed and how I needed to put it on the chair and got the bag on Saturday just gone. But the story of the bag involves the trading standards story I mentioned a few days ago so I was waiting until I had an answer on that before blogging it. Also a few more attempts at using it to be sure it worked seemed a good idea. Basically I can’t put a regular bag on the back of my…

  • knitting,  Uncategorized

    >Tension Headache

    >I’ve been planning for a while to attempt my first proper “wearable” knitting project – a cardi (actually a lace pattern so that’s another first in there too).  I bought yarn I think will do on Saturday and it was actually much less than I thought I would need to spend. An easy first step should have been the swatching – to check what size a set number of stitches and rows comes out so I can adjust as necessary.  Because if you knit tighter or looser than average that will effect the fit.  I’ve never swatched before.  But I got the principle. Only I then looked at the pattern…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >I’d call this entry toilet humour, but there’s nothing funny about it.

    >I went shopping on Saturday.  And in the space of about twenty minutes had two of the most shocking disability incidents I’ve had in a long time.  I wrote an e-mail to trading standards about one of them earlier this evening.  But other than being shocked and thinking it’s rude (jesus wept, i don’t think it could have been worse) there’s nothing I can do about it. So I’ll blog it.  And I’ll probably blog the other incident too at some point but I should give trading standards some time to get back to me first. Anyway, I was in Reading shopping.  Specifically I was in Marks and Spencer and…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >My earliest chocolate memory

    >This was a prompt on a market research message board thing I’m on. We used to go visit my Gran and Grandad. They had a chocolate tin that lived in my Gran’s sewing room and we could choose something out of it. Frequently we would choose cadbury’s chocolate buttons and I’d have to read all of the nursery rhymes to choose which one I wanted. Some of the chocolate buttons would be stuck together and I always used to try to leave two that were stuck together to have last as it seemed special to me. I still try to do the same thing when I eat chocolate buttons now…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001: Item 29…

    > Go to see We Will Rock You … has been completed! I went to see We Will Rock You at the Birmingham Hippodrome yesterday.  I went with two of my old friends from uni (and one of them brought a carer too).  Great fun to catch up.  Especially as I hadn’t seen one of them for two and a half years.  Ridiculous that it hd been that long and we’ve all promised we won’t leave it that long next time.  Hopefully that’s a promise we’ll keep! We went for Pizza before the show and then to starbucks for half and hour or so after.  Very long day but totally…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 29…

    > Go to see We Will Rock You … has been completed! I went to see We Will Rock You at the Birmingham Hippodrome yesterday. I went with two of my old friends from uni (and one of them brought a carer too). Great fun to catch up. Especially as I hadn’t seen one of them for two and a half years. Ridiculous that it hd been that long and we’ve all promised we won’t leave it that long next time. Hopefully that’s a promise we’ll keep! We went for Pizza before the show and then to starbucks for half and hour or so after. Very long day but totally…