• Family,  friends,  Uncategorized

    >A Day At The Races

    >As I blogged a few weeks ago, my Dad turned 60 on 20th December. We celebrated as a family that day and then on Tuesday this week we had a day out at Newbury Racecourse with some friends, some more family and a few of Dad’s work colleagues. We dressed up all smart (which was really nice, I’m usually a bit of a scruff and a chance to wear fancy clothes was appreciated) and hired two boxes for the day. Having seen the size of our two boxes together we definitely wouldn’t have gotten all 27 of us in anything smaller. We had a lovely buffet meal of hot steak…

  • Family,  Uncategorized

    >Update on all things Christmassy.

    >Christmas was good. I did end up staying from Christmas Eve until late on Boxing Day (well I came home for an hour first thing on boxing day to shower and get my other wheelchair so I wouldn’t need bringing home and people could have drinks). But that was decided before I went so I had everything I needed and then some rather than the few things just in case I’d planned on taking. I didn’t do too badly staying which is something. I slept on the sofa which was a little difficult as I find it really hard to get up off of. In the early hours of Christmas…

  • a review of...,  me me me,  memes,  Uncategorized

    >A Review of 2009 in Survey Form

    > This is a bit of a New Year/December tradition for me and this is the sixth year running I’ve done this meme. As a side note, I started doing this on Monday and have only just finished it. The event mentioned as happening “tomorrow” was our day out on Tuesday (which I just blogged about in my previous entry) and I think probably will remain stuck in my head. 1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before? Probably the biggest thing was getting rid of the carers – I’d been thinking about it but then there was a major to do with the agency (which…

  • awareness,  friends,  Uncategorized

    >Christmas Magic

    >I’m very interested in all things medical and especially in transplants as some of you will know. You also might have seen a few months ago I was including the hash tag #savejess in most of my tweets. This is the story of why. And more importantly, of a little bit of a Christmas Miracle. Two of my friends had Cystic Fibrosis and had extra time due to transplants. I also know of two others whose lives have benefited through loved ones having transplants (the mother of a once acquaintance and the son of someone I met through CAB training several years ago – I’ve lost touch with both people…

  • 101 in 1001,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 33…

    > Read 100 books in a year …has been completed! I finished my 100th book of the year last night which was The Silver Chair by CS Lewis (One of the Chronicles of Narnia). That’s a goal I’ve been trying to achieve since I first started tracking my reading in 2007. In 2007 I read 93 books and last year I read 72. I was a part of the 100 books club but that appears to now be defunct. I had achieved the pages goal (25,000 pages or 100 books is the goal) but never the books one and I wanted too! So when I wrote my new 101 in…

  • Family,  friends,  me me me,  meds,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized

    >Updatey Stuff

    >I feel like I haven’t updated properly in ages. And I said I was going to do several updates over the last few days but didn’t. I’ve been planning to update about several different things in several different entries but will try and do the condensed version here. So here goes: Healthy You Challenge No idea how that’s going, my scales are broken. Thankfully they are under warranty so I should be able to get them fixed but it’s still a huge frustration as I’ve not had them long. Realistically I’ve not been doing great with that. 101 in 1001 I’ve been doing my second list of that for just…

  • memes,  Uncategorized

    >Opening Lines in 2009

    >I’ll probably be blogging a lot over the next few days so brace yourselves. I love this first lines meme and couldn’t resist sharing it here. I went back to my old blog to get the earlier months ones – it’s interesting reading back. January – I’ve signed up to do NaBloPoMo this month. February – My first project for Thing a Day 2009 – new images and design for my Twitter Feed (FunkyFairy22) I am also planned that one day I will do a new layout on my blog as a thing. March – Just in case you were wondering: April – I got my wheelchair batteries replaced today.…

  • books and reading,  Family,  knitting,  Uncategorized

    >Chilled Celebrations

    >Today is my Dad’s 60th Birthday. We had a lovely chilled day – first my dad picked me up and we went to check out access for something then he dropped me home and I raced round like a mad thing for half an hour trying to wrap his present and get everything I needed to spend a whole day out the house. Then I transferred to my powerchair and walked up to my parents – what with my knitting and present and a box of sweets and an extra layer for walking home and a knitted gift I took to show my mum as well as all the little…

  • 101 in 1001,  The Flat,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 Item 44…

    > Reorganise all of the flat and possibly get some parts decorated …has been completed! Thanks mostly to a trip to IKEA (yay!) a lot of help from my dad with new furniture putting together and my mum with organising. Have had a major declutter and sent loads and loads of books to the charity shop and recycled a load of bits too. I have no idea how many books I got rid of but it took three trips to get them all out to my parents car. And that was after my sister took 1 book home with her and a friend went through the charity shop pile and…

  • complaints,  customer service,  disability,  neurological issues,  Uncategorized

    >Cinema Fail

    >A friend and I attempted to go and see Disney’s A Christmas Carol this afternoon. I say attempted because it turned out to be the 3d version. She has unnamed neurological issues and didn’t even make it through the titles before she had to leave because it was doing a number on her vision. I forced myself to try to watch it but gave up eventually and left because I felt incredibly sick. I still feel kind of rough now and I know that my friend had to go to bed because she felt bad. I let the matter go when I left the cinema (although their customer service had…