• 101 in 1001,  access,  friends,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 96…

    > Visit the Ashmolean …has been completed! If this entry was not a 101 in 1001 completed item entry it would have the alternate title of Cripple-locks and the Three Lifts. So, yesterday was the Eleventh Month meet up (NaNoWriMo group).  Only we were supposed to meet in Waterstones as Borders is gone.  And we couldn’t get any seats.  Well, I had my own but no one else was that organised.  Mostly it was just me and Steve, one of the others popped in briefly but couldn’t stay and we never found the other person who was coming.  After a long while hanging around to see if we could find…

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    >Trying something new

    > I signed up for Thing a Day 2010 (http://www.thing-a-day.com) the other day.  I'm really looking forward to it.  I have plans for a lot of things this year which hopefully will make things easier for me when it comes to actually completing the challenge.  But we shall see.  I've done it both of the previous two years and I'm sure I thought each time that I'd got it cracked.  And then found I hadn't. A lot of the ideas I've in mind are small knitting projects like flowers.  I've not been doing much knitting lately so that will be good.  I bought yet more yarn on Tuesday.  I'm also…

  • access,  achievements,  Uncategorized

    >Me. I Did That.

    >Yesterday I went somewhere and saw they had made changes to their access.  Changes because I had asked for them and suggested what they could be.  Changes which were made extremely quickly (I suggested them Thursday evening).  I was looking at them thinking “I did this.  Me.” Knowing I achieved something and that I was the one to make a difference is a wonderful feeling. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

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    >Lottery by Patricia Wood

    >(cross posted to Reading Challenge) Dave Hingsburger very occasionally hosts a book club on his blog.  The books he’s chosen so far have all been very good.  And they’ve been very varied in my opinion.  At least one of them (Zoo Station by David Downing) I wouldn’t have picked up for myself in waterstones or wherever and the other two (this one and A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell) are more my sort of book but neither I had heard of before they were mentioned by Dave.  The book this time is Lottery by Patricia Wood.  I had originally thought I wouldn’t be able to get a copy…

  • goals,  Uncategorized

    >A Few Goals

    >A couple of years ago my parents went to New Zealand for five or so weeks at this time of year.  During the time they were away I set myself various goals.  Some of which I achieved and some I didn’t.  I had extra care visits during that time and some of it was to get the carers to do various jobs (which was partially where the failures came from) and some were “oh I must do X sometime” small jobs.  Like the photos I got enlarged and have by my bed – I’d meant to do that for ages until I did it. I was a bit disappointed but…

  • complaints,  Uncategorized

    >I’ve been being a complaining crip again

    >I just typed a really long ranty I’ve had a bad day blog entry.  But then I deleted it because what is the point. Lets just say that I’ve made three complaints this year.  Two of which were about access or DDA requirements not being met.  One was a case of shocking customer service.  Two of the complaints I’ve taken to higher ups (one of which had the higher up telling me “you just need to be patient” to which I said that I’d been patient and wasn’t doing it any more.  The second had the higher up apologising, agreeing it wasn’t good enough and promising to investigate.) And two…

  • 101 in 1001,  books and reading,  exercise,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss,  wii

    >Lots of Different Little Things

    >So I figured it was probably about time I updated this here blog about a few things. First,Thing a Day is awesome.  It’s a challenge to create one thing a day every day in the month of February.  It should be a complete new thing and can be anything.  A picture, a photo, a piece of writing, a meal, some form of craft, some baking absolutely anything.  I’ve attempted it the past two years and intend to sign up again this year.  I also intend that this year will be the year I complete it!  I have actual plans for a lot of things this year so it’s potentially more…

  • acceptance,  disability,  Poetry,  quotes,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >It Doesn’t Interest Me

    >A blog I read most days is Malisa’s.  She is a very strong woman and a wonderful writer.  I feel like I learn a lot reading her words (although I’ve never really told her that or interacted with her too much).  I forget if I’ve shared her link before or not but definitely think that her site is worth a read and also that a couple of the specific people I know who read this would probably also enjoy reading it and get something from it.  She writes on caringbridge so I can’t link to specific entries but in her most recent one she shared the following poem which I…

  • comedy,  friends,  theatre,  Uncategorized,  unexpected things

    >The Hairy Bikers Big Night Out (AKA After 10 Days, Emma Goes Out!)

    >The Hairy Bikers last night was sooo much fun!  Absolutely hilarious.  My friend was going to drive but then my Dad offered as his car has 4 wheel drive which was cool as it meant we could have a few drinks. The arts centre has two very cool dedicated wheelchair spaces at the back which me and my friend have dubbed the Royal Box and they can put you in the front row – the seats are fold down and they reserve you two to make a wheelchair space as a chair is bigger than one of the seats.  But they don’t put two seat numbers on the tickets.  I…

  • snow,  Uncategorized

    >I’m A Cripple, Get Me Out Of Here

    >Today is the 9th day running I’ve been stuck in the house and all being well…. I’m GOING OUT TOMORROW!! So long as the weather doesn’t take a turn for the worse my friend is going to pick me up tomorrow night as we’re going to see The Hairy Bikers.  She reckons if I take my manual and she picks me up between us we’ll be fine.  I hope she’s right! 9 days since I’ve worn shoes sat in my powerchair left the house done any of my own errands or shopping seen random people on the street seen anyone unexpectedly spent any cash. I’ve coped a lot better than…