• benefits,  guest blog,  personal,  scope,  The Broken of Britain,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >The Broken of Britain

    >Last weekend a new campaign was set up about the proposed cuts and specifically to allow disabled people to campaign about them.  Because we are one of the groups who will be affected most severely by these cuts.  And the government have already admitted they’ve not looked into it fully. The campaign is The Broken of Britain. This afternoon I had a long chat on the phone with Kaliya who set it up.  It was really fun to get to talk to her after knowing her online for so long.  Just a shame we had such a serious topic to talk about.  I’m going to be helping with the campaign…

  • Attempts at World Domination,  disability,  I want to change the world,  Uncategorized,  writing,  you know you've got CP

    >I am now A Writer In A Wheelchair AND In Print!

    >This is a really, really exciting update!  Brought to you by a really, really, really excited cripple!! You may remember that a few weeks ago I briefly mentioned that I’d had an magazine article accepted for publication. Well, that article was accepted by Disability Now (for their Up Close and Personal section) and I got my copy in the post this morning.  It looks amazing.  And I especially loved seeing my article and my name on the contents page.  It’s also available online but I must admit the website version doesn’t look as great to me. Looking at the tiny author photo and seeing myself is GREAT! Please read it…

  • books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    >Black Swan Rising by Lee Carroll

    >I was given a copy of Black Swan Rising by Lee Carroll to review by Transworld.  It’s due for release on 25th November 2010. This is what Amazon has to say about the book:Jeweller Garet James isn’t the same as everyone else. She just doesn’t know it yet. With her fair share of problems – money (lack of), an elderly father, a struggling business – Garet should be just like any other young, feisty, single New Yorker. If only it was that simple… It begins with the old silver box that had been soldered shut. All Garet has to do is open it. A favour for the frail owner of…

  • blogging,  disability rights,  disability voices,  political,  Save DLA,  Uncategorized

    >Dear Prime Minister

    >I wrote a relatively long blog post on Tuesday and then my Internet went down and I lost it.  I do have quite a lot to blog about but not today… The cuts which will be made as a part of the Comprehensive Spending Review were announced on Wednesday.  They will seriously affect disabled people and they haven’t been properly thought through.  The government admits that they haven’t looked fully into how they will affect disabled people.  I wrote a small post about this on Disability Voices.  It includes a link to a Scope campaign about it, asking people to e-mail their MP. Fellow blogger and Disability Voices team member…

  • creative writing class,  haiku,  Poetry,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Haiku

    >Garden reading booksLate night of barbecue funSummertime living *** Stuck in house – snow Bored, fed up, want to go Yet warm, cosy, happy *** Hate writing Haiku Syllables really confuse Write them I cannot All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • good things,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss,  writing

    >Bits of News

    >I haven’t updated about my attempts at weight loss for a couple of weeks so I’ll start with that and then see how much further I get before my desire to be in bed relatively soon wins. Last week my mum was away so I weighed by myself.  I struggled a lot to balance on the scales and suspect the same would have been true even if she were here.  I gave up on Tuesday after 5 attempts which all ended up with ridiculously different weights.  Wednesday I tried again and managed better.  I was 17st 2lb which was 1.5lb up. Today my mum was back and I was 17st…

  • blogging,  guest blog,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Returning to Blogging, Question and Writing News

    >I’ve been meaning to update all weekend.  And I’ve been sat with this window open for ages.  But I’m feeling a bit off and I have so much to say that I can’t make it work.  I’ll be back with a proper update (a long one – I’ve lots to say!) tomorrow or if not then definitely Tuesday. Oh and if you’ve been missing my writings check out 4 Ways to Discover Inspiration for Writing which is something I wrote for Inspired to Write. I also have several other things “in the pipeline” as they say.  Including my very first magazine article which has been accepted for publication and will…

  • benefits,  disability voices,  political,  twitter,  Uncategorized

    >More Nadine Dorries Twitter Fail

    >Nadine Dorries made further ridiculous comments, this time suggesting that being disabled is the same as being retired and also that disabled people shouldn’t go down the pub. I wrote another rebuttal over on Disability Voices. Twitter, Disabled People, Benefit Fraud… and Pubs And DV team member, Sarah Ismail, has set up a facebook group calling for Nadine Dorries’ removal as an MP due to her disablist attitude. Finally I must add that I personally am absolutely astounded and very touched to see the response my original piece on DV got, both on DV and also on Twitter. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com