• friends,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    >It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas (apparently/unfortunately)

    >So for the last couple of weeks I’ve been thinking about the fact that I’ve been having to leave a light on when I pop out early evening (sort of this time) so I don’t have to come back to a completely dark house. Coming back to a completely dark house isn’t nice but then neither is having to leave a light on when you go out at a time that a few weeks before was lovely and bright and sit outside reading type weather. I was going to title this entry “Honey Leave A Light On For Me” But I never got round to it and that’s kinda old…

  • Uncategorized

    >Coming Soon: Ask me Anything!

    >I was thinking it might be fun to do a kind of “ask me anything” type post. I’ve seen several of those sort of things lately and they always seem like fun. So for the next few days feel free to leave me questions either here in comments or e-mail them to me at writerinawheelchair@googlemail.com And more that one question per person is allowed and definitely welcome. I’m hoping lots of people will ask questions and may come out of lurkdom to do so. A brief off topic note on e-mail: if you have another gmail/googlemail e-mail for me please continue to use that as it’s my personal one. If…

  • scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >Two weeks

    >I swear I will start thinking up more interesting titles for these entries soon. But it’s not going to be today. So anyway, it’s been two weeks since I joined the Healthy You Challenge and started trying to take back control of my eating and generally being healthier in other ways. This week hasn’t been such a great week and my weight remains the same as last. I’ve had some viral thing that left me with several days of a sore throat (but more of a dry sore throat than anything) and now a bad chesty cough. Not one that is bad enough to go to the doctors or is…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 35…

    > Go one day a week without using the computer/internet for a month …has been completed! Five weeks of one day not on the computer each week (last week in August until the Saturday just gone). It’s actually been a pretty good thing for me to do. I’ve gotten a bit more stuff done in terms of sorting out and jobs I’ve been putting off. Although truthfully not as much as I might have. I’ve also done some writing, been out to lunch with friends, spent entire days out of the house with friends, relaxed a lot and done a hell of a lot of reading. And I only really…

  • creative writing class,  Uncategorized,  writing prompts

    >Creative Writing Prompt – Someone Following Someone

    >My creative writing class started again last night for the new term. And we did a ten minute free writing type exercise. Mark gave us a variety of prompts and I chose someone following someone. This is what I wrote. Not edited at all. Loitering in the doorway of a busy coffee shop, he tried to blend in as he looked around. Jack hoped to spot Sarah soon. He also hoped she didn’t spot him. If Sarah saw him this would all be over before it even started. Suddenly he saw her. She’d changed her hair in an attempt not to be recognised and was walking quickly with her head…

  • Uncategorized,  you know you've got CP

    >You know you’ve got CP when…

    >Yesterday morning I went to the dentist. There’s a bit of a lip to get in but my kerb climber does it no problem. Only yesterday I stopped to push the door open and then didn’t have enough oomph to get over the lip. I needed to go back and do it again which would be fine. Only I was right by the door frame and for some reason completely and utterly stuck. Tried to go forwards. Nothing doing. Tried to go back. Nothing doing. Forward again, still nothing doing. And back, nothing doing. The receptionist went “Why don’t you go back out and try coming in again.” And I…

  • scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >One week

    >One week of trying to be healthier down and it’s been going well. I’ve lost a couple of pounds which surprised me. For some reason I didn’t anticipate having lost any weight mostly after having a bad day yesterday and eating lots of chocolate chip shortbread because I wanted it and was too fed up to try and have will power. I’ve eaten breakfast all but three days this week. Two cases of no time before needing to be out the house and the third a lack of inclination/botheredness. Not great but five lots of breakfast in eight days is a huge improvement. Also managed two days this week when…

  • things people say,  Uncategorized

    >That shut him up

    >This afternoon I actually turned round to someone who was helping me as a part of their job and telling me about job moans and replied to their comments with “do I look like I care?” It felt very good – and shut their moans up quickly. But I think I might have lost my “she’s a nice girl, that Emma” reputation as a result. Can’t say I’m particularly sorry about that. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >I’ve got the (will)Power

    >No matter how hungry I am, I do NOT need to eat. I’m going to bed very shortly. Was planning to read but I think I’ll just sleep. And I just checked on the Evans website to see what size I might be. Yeah, I definitely don’t need to eat. Nor will I be buying jeans in Evans tomorrow! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • disability,  Save DLA,  Uncategorized

    >Reminder Post: Save DLA

    >I just looked at the Save DLA petition again. It has 3,103 signatures on it. I know lots of my friends have signed up already. But if you live in the UK or are a British Citizen living outside the UK please sign up. The petion is here. And my original entry on the threat to DLA and why it matters is here. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com