• nsv,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized


    >I’ve lost quarter of a lb this week.  Which is basically  nothing  but still better than actually nothing. I’m watching supersize vs superskinny at the moment.  It’s just started so no real comments about it yet.  But it got me wondering what my BMI is. So I just checked it.  And as I’m sure is no real surprise I’m morbidly obese, which I knew. But I did what it is with my current weight and then what it was with my starting weight.  It’s dropped by 1 just in losing 6lb.  Which is definitely a very positive thing and I’m happy with.  The other bonus of that is that it…

  • me me me,  Monday Music,  Uncategorized

    >Monday Music – The One and Only

    > This is The One and Only by Chesney Hawkes.  It’s cheesy as but it’s also my all time favourite song. If ever we go out and I ask for a request or someone asks for one for me, this is what gets chosen. On Saturday I was talking to someone about being disabled.  She commented that there aren’t many people like me and made an offhand comment about how I should write an article  for a local ish newsletter thing about it. I think it was my specific comment that I would turn down a cure which made her say that. I think it was probably intended as a…

  • books and reading,  disability,  sailing,  script frenzy,  spasticity,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Six Things For A Sunday

    >I’m currently involved in two different resident involvement projects for my housing.  They seem like they are going to be good fun but possibly bad for my diet. At the workshop yesterday they got us a chip shop lunch (sausage and chips, twas yummy) and I hear that we’re having pizza at the next one.  Plus I get supermarket vouchers for them so I have some mad money to spend. I bought a cheap DVD with some of it (and used the rest of the vouchers to do my food shopping, I’ll spend the worth on something else though) but I’m not sure what I’ll spend the rest on yet.…

  • memes,  Thursday Thirteen,  Uncategorized

    >Thursday Thirteen – To Do List Version

    >Thirteen Things I’d Like or Need To Do Today Get my hair cut Go to the supermarket Finish reading Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams (half read about 120 pages left) Finish reading Sexing The Cherry by Jeanette Winterson (60 pages left) Get lunch from my favourite coffee shop to bring home A couple of loads of washing Fix the mistake in my knitting and do a chunk more Watch Australia on DVD so I can take it back tomorrow Make Spanish chicken for tea probably with pasta Look for my proof of DLA Part of an ongoing project I can’t blog about (definitely a need NOT want) Use my…

  • nsv,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss


    >Down another 1 1/2lb this week for a total of 6lb since 22nd February. I really thought I would have gained a little or perhaps just maintained this week so I’m very pleased to have lost that much.  Also I just measured my waist and it’s shrinking too.  In fact I looked at the tape measure and immediately went “What?! That can’t be right.” I will get my mum to help me check it next week for an official ruling but I’m pleased although shocked by it. But let’s just say that big ruler time isn’t very far away if I’m right. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012…

  • Monday Music,  Uncategorized

    >Monday Music – God Thinks

    >I thought I’d try and make this Monday Music thing a weekly occurrence. This is God Thinks by Voltaire which I absolutely love.   I was going to write about why I love it and my problems with religion but actually I’m tired and I think the song gets the message across quite well. As before, the lyrics are in the video All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • books and reading,  luck,  reviews,  Uncategorized,  writing

    The Ice Cream Girls Review

    >I wrote a few weeks ago about a lucky week I had. One of the things that was lucky was that Waterstones had given me a free copy of The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson to review for their website (and keep!).  I’ve now read it and really enjoyed it.  My review is up on the website now.  I can’t figure out how to link to that specific review but my profile page has it too as it shows all the reviews a person has done and so far I’ve only done that one. I’d like to post the text here too but I’m not sure if that’s OK.…

  • Uncategorized,  you know you've got CP

    >You know you’ve got CP when…

    >You see a tweet from a friend of yours saying they got new wheels and immediately think “ooh new wheelchair” and then realise, that actually they’re able bodied You go to the bank and the cashier remembers you and goes “did you change your hair?” Because on a previous visit over a year ago another customer was very rude and ableist to you and you sat there and cried. You hear that your sister is being tested for Coeliac Disease and ponder whether if she has it the correct wording would be “She is Coeliac” or “She has Coeliac Disease.” All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise…

  • Uncategorized

    >Thursday Thirteen – Thirteen Books I Waiting For Me To Read Them

    >  When Will There Be Good News? – Kate Atkinson The Best of Times – Penny Vincenzi Contact – Carl Sagen Vernon God Little – DBC Pierre This Charming Man – Marian Keyes War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K Dick Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert Closing Time – Joseph Heller White Teeth – Zadie Smith Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks Light on Snow – Anita Shreve Remember Me? – Sophie Kinsella Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave…

  • lists,  ranting,  Uncategorized

    >Grumpy Gripping Girl

    >Things that have annoyed me today: Being messed around Cold Callers Bad English. Lack of Professionalism People not taking access into account being told to be flexible. A nose bleed Burning my finger Bad justification Arrangements being made about me without my being consulted Good Things about today: No Chocolate I sat outside reading Getting a free book to review from WHSmith.co.uk via Twitter.  No idea what, just hope it’s not the same as the one I got from Waterstones! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com