• awareness,  BADD,  disability,  so you had a bad day,  Uncategorized

    >So you had a BADD day

    >I’ve got loads and loads to blog about and I’m definitely going to catch up tomorrow.  But I just wanted to remind people that Blogging Against Disablism Day 2010 is this Saturday.  Please pass the message on and take part if you want to/can.  It’s really important and it’s usually interesting and good fun. Today I was chatting to the hygienist when I went for a double whammy dentist and hygienist appointment back to back thing. She asked what I’d been up to and I said I’d been swimming this morning.  So she was chattering away about how she likes to swim but doesn’t go often, which pool had I…

  • awareness,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >Balance

    >The Disability Blog Carnival is coming soon.  And it’s theme this time is “balance” The obvious thing as a CP-er with a topic of balance would be to talk about walking and standing and transferring and the fact that I have very poor balance.  I can stand unsupported but only for a few seconds and a physio once described it as “controlled falling”  But that doesn’t suit me as something to talk about. There’s a lot of other things that I could talk about when it comes to balance and disability.  Or even balance and life in general. I suspect that being disabled doesn’t make balancing life and responsibilities and…

  • awareness,  BADD,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >Blogging Against Disablism Day 2010 is coming!

    >Blogging Against Disablism Day 2010 (the 5th one! Wow!) will be 1st May 2010. The Goldfish is hosting as usual and details can be found here. I could say something amazing and fantastic and wonderful about BADD and what it is and what we try to do.  But I think The Goldfish has said it all already. So I will just quote this one small bit and send you over to read the rest: Blogging Against Disablism day will be on Saturday, 1st May. This is the day where all around the world, disabled and non-disabled people will blog about their experiences, observations and thoughts about disability discrimination. In this…

  • nsv,  sailing,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >Mostly Good

    >I’m up roughly 2lb it seems (just weighed a few minutes ago). Which I’m fine with seeing it’s the first time I’ve weighed since Easter, I’ve not had a working oven for 10 days and I’ve been ill for almost a week.  The last two combine together to mean Emma eating a lot of takeaway.  And yes it probably does read as though I’m justifying but it’s true. My goal for this week is to try to do small bits of exercise most days and to go the whole week with no chocolate or chocolate containing products at all. And as for the exercise goal – I went not sailing…

  • awareness,  me me me,  Uncategorized,  you know you've got CP

    >You know….

    >You know you’ve got CP when… You’re looking at the saintary towels in the supermarket  and the security guard comes up to ask if you need any help. I was tempted at that point to ask him which product was better just to see what he would say or do but I didn’t. You know you’re fat when… You ask a member of staff to pass you something in the supermarket, specifying you want the small one and they have to ask you exactly which you mean and then go “that’s not small.” To be fair, it was the smaller of the two products. You know you’re a CAB volunteer…

  • 101 in 1001,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    >General 101 in 1001 Update

    >I was just looking at my 101 in 1001 to see a specific goal was on there and it isn’t. I knew I had a very specific related goal on there but I suddenly wondered if I’d put the more general variant on there too.  Which is a shame because I could tick the more general goal off if it was.  The specific one is more appropriate to me and what I want to do with my 101 in 1001 project though. Then I went counting how many new to me books I’ve read since this list started (as one of the goals on it is to read 250 new…

  • me me me,  Uncategorized

    >See Also: Last Words, Famous

    >My oven broke last week.  It’s finally getting looked at on Wednesday.  So I wangled an invite to my parents for tea both nights this weekend.  As I am full of cold I was offered a plate brought down to me but I said I would go there. My mum greeted me with “I’d kiss you but I don’t want to catch that.” I spent ages teasing her “you mean you’d kiss me but you don’t love me enough” Then she commented about how I “really had a cold” And I was just sitting there going “what did you think was wrong with me when I said “I’m full of…

  • knitting,  script frenzy,  Uncategorized

    >Bits of news

    >A few quick bits of news. A project I’ve been taking part in for the past several weeks and not really enjoying as much as I hoped ended (for me at least) today. I’d thought about dropping out so the fact I finished it is great. I am on page 31 of Script Frenzy but I need to put the last few pages in celtx so they are properly formatted.  It’s slowly moving away from a script to more of a NaNo novel (but without the word count) so hopefully going back to actually writing in celtx will help that. I woke up this morning completely full of cold which…

  • books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    >Veteran – Gavin Smith

    >I recently received a review copy of Veteran by Gavin Smith from WHSmith.co.uk.  I found that very exciting because it doesn’t actually come out until June and so my copy has “uncorrected manuscript proof” and other things all over it that they usually don’t  Plus, it’s very cool to know that I’ve just spent a good chunk of the afternoon lying on my bed listening to the dyer going, napping a bit and finishing reading a book which isn’t even out for the general public yet.  Also, Gavin Smith is a brand new author which is also exciting. Anyway, they said I could share my review so long as I…