• formspring,  Uncategorized,  weight loss,  writing

    >One Month and general witterings

    >Today has been a relatively chilled day. I’ve been reading and knitting and relaxing and also getting stuff done! Which is good as it occurred to me earlier just how crazy busy my busy week will be.  Tomorrow I’m in the bureau (as an extra) and then sailing.  I need to go a few places in between, do some writing, do some exercise etc etc.  I’ve actually been wondering what possessed me to say I would go but it will actually all fit in and I know it will so I need to stop stressing!!  I’m also going to two different shows this week, and have another one off commitment,. I just…

  • creative writing class,  Uncategorized,  writing prompts

    >Creative Writing Prompt – The Object

    >At creative writing last night we each picked a random object (without looking) from a box our tutor bought with him.  Then we had about ten minutes to write something about the object’s owner, which included the object.  This is mine.  I might do something more with it, I’m sort of toying with the idea. The Enigma He is a bit of a mystery – and that’s the way he likes it.  He’s a bit different – a bit unusual.  That’s what people think about him or at least those that get close enough.  To everyone else he’s just a regular guy.  Friendly, helpful, unremarkable really.  He likes that view…

  • 101 in 1001,  nsv,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >101 in 1001 – Item 58…

    > Go three weeks without eating chocolate or drinking coke …has been completed! Well, actually it’s been completed for a couple of days and is still on going.  Today is day 25 without chocolate or coke (starting on the first of the month makes tracking these things easy!).  Which for this girl who had a serious addiction to both and wasn’t doing great at cutting them down but not out is amazing.  The end of this month is my current mini goal but I think two months is my real goal at present. But, of course, in reality, this has to be how I eat for the rest of my…

  • Uncategorized,  you know...

    >You know…

    >You know you’ve got CP when… You go somewhere for the first time and spot the disabled loo.  When you later ask if you can use it the staff member disappears to go find out if they have one. To be fair to him, he did say he didn’t normally work in those offices.  But I was taking part in thing for which they specifically needed disabled people..  And they didn’t just want a few people to do it, they wanted a lot.  So I was quite amused. You know you’re a writer when… You get asked for comments about something and point out typos and misspelled words (I didn’t correct it)…

  • achievements,  good things,  nsv,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >A Good Things List

    >Good things about having given up chocolate and coke and not having had any for almost three weeks. Being told repeatedly by different people that the skin on my face looks a lot clearer and finally seeing what everyone means today. My eyes are brighter. When I went to the nurse this afternoon her jaw practically dropped when I told her. I’ve lost a lot of weight over these few weeks (over 5lb) I still have disgusting feet but now it’s mostly just my nails and not my skin as well. Getting lots of encouragement from different people. Realising that I was addicted to Coke and Chocolate but it is…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 85…

    > Buy new cloth pads …has been completed! I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to complete this one, I really don’t.  Especially as I use pads everyday due to bladder weakness (CP related – or more like wheelchair related.) I used to use cloth pads a lot of the time but I’ve really dropped the ball with that one over the last few years and now it’s really unusual for me to use a cloth pad.  Which really isn’t good enough because they are much more comfortable then disposables, I don’t need to worry about buying them all the time (which means over time they are cheaper)…

  • disability,  disability blog carnival,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Stories and Disability – A Writer’s Perspective

    >The theme for the next Disability Blog Carnival is “stories”.  Which as someone who is a writer is an interesting one. At the last NaNoWriMo meet up, one of the others asked me if I wrote disabled characters.  And sometimes I do.  Sometimes I don’t.  With my last NaNo I didn’t deliberately because I almost always do when I do long pieces of writing and I thought it would be a good thing to not do for once.  I’m not sure why I thought that.  Possibly because writing about disability is writing what I know and I wanted to stretch myself as a writer (which I do). My script frenzy…

  • nsv,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >11 and then some

    > Last week I lost half a pound and was a bit discouraged about that.  I’m not really sure why, especially as it came after a day of nice food and not really being on my diet for my sister’s birthday.  I never got round to updating my blog about that, partially because I was (wrongly) disappointed about it. In other ways, however, I’m continuing to do really good which I’m incredibly proud of.  I’ve not had any coke or chocolate this month (today is day 18!) and considering I was eating loads of each every single day. And had found that attempting to cut it down to one or…

  • achievements,  sailing,  things people say,  Uncategorized

    >Oxford Regatta 2010

    >Behind yet again and I have a few other entries which need to stand alone planned.  So just a few thoughts this evening to catch up a bit. The Oxford regatta was last weekend.  It was my last regatta of the year most likely and I’m not sure how many I will do next year, if at all.  I find them quite hard because although it’s a disability sailing event my disability and the set up clash rather a lot. I made it out once on Saturday and was that cold and sore afterwards that I had a load of clonus and it was hard to get me out of…