• a review of...,  Uncategorized

    >A Review of 2010 in Survey Form

    >This is the yearly meme I’ve been doing for I think 7 years now (I think this is the 7th Year, I mean).  I love it, some of the answers don’t seem to change but others do. 1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?The first thing that comes to mind is getting paid for a piece of writing.  I put a lot more effort into my writing and getting it “out there” then I’ve ever done before.  Also, learning to crochet, doing the mosaic making day and doing gateway at CAB (although gateway was new for pretty much everyone).  And book reviewing!  That was a…

  • disability,  language,  One Month Before Heartbreak,  Uncategorized

    >Announcing One Month Before Heartbreak

    >I can’t believe I’m so behind in my blogging that I officially announced this more than a week ago and I’m only just getting round to posting about it here on my own blog. A couple of weeks ago I had a bit of a brainwave of something that The Broken of Britain could do.  After having a couple of twitter chats with Kaliya and some thinking this was announced the Friday before last One Month Before Heartbreak A Broken of Britain Blogswarm 14th – 16th January 2011 What is it? It’s something a bit similar to Blogging Against Disablism Day (BADD). Although I will run this yearly if I need to, I’m really hoping…

  • Christmas,  Uncategorized

    >Merry Christmas to All and To All A Good Night!

    >Just a super quick blog entry to wish everyone a very very Merry Christmas.  I meant to get here much sooner and write more but I am well and truly out of time (and my internet is playing up again as it has every evening for the past week or so) so that will have to do for now! Have a great one no matter what you do. Lots of love to you all for all your friendship and support this year, it’s very very appreciated and you’ll probably never know how much! Merry Christmas!!!! Emma xxx All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    >Postcards from the Heart by Ella Griffin

    >I was given a pre release copy of this book, Postcards from the Heart by Ella Griffin, by Waterstones.com.  It will be published on 20th January 2011.  And I really loved it, so highly recommend it! Here’s the synopsis from Waterstones website: Life is looking up for Saffy. She has a great job, a gorgeous flat in the most desirable part of Dublin and – after six years – it looks like her boyfriend, Greg, is going to propose. Greg (just voted the 9th most eligible man in Ireland) is on a high, too – he’s about to swap his part as a heart-throb in an Irish soap for a…

  • 101 in 1001,  crafts,  friends,  mosaics,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 50…

    > Have a go at mosaic making …has been completed! I went to a mosaic making workshop last Saturday (a week ago, not yesterday).  It was a whole day thing and it was so much fun. My mum was supposed to come with me but was unable to.  So a friend came with me and that made it better.  I would have enjoyed it with my mum and I was sorry she wasn’t there.  But my friend isn’t crafty and was looking forward to it but wasn’t sure she’d be able to do it as she’s not creative.  She’d even told her husband to expect her to come back with…

  • 101 in 1001,  photos,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 72…

    > create/buy notecards with some of my photos …has been completed! I’ve played around with doing this a few times but I could never get the image right, or decide which one I wanted to use or something. But I finally got them ordered last week and they came this week.  In fact I even sent one to my friend the day after I got them.  In true Emma fashion however when it comes to these cards, what I got wasn’t what I thought I had ordered. I thought I’d ordered proper notecards.  They were to have a photo of the sunset I took out at sea on one of…

  • 101 in 1001,  crafts,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 6

    > Make a serious attempt at learning to crochet …has been completed! I’m really, really pleased with this one it’s something I’ve been wanting to learn for what feels like forever.  I learned to knit in 2007 and I wanted to learn to crochet before I’d properly considered knitting.  In fact, Christmas 2006 I received a crochet book, a few hooks and a pile of yarn.  I just couldn’t get the hang of it however.  My mum tried to teach me several times both then and again a few years ago.  It just wasn’t happening and we were both convinced that it was something to do with my CP that…

  • books and reading,  crafts,  disability,  disability rights,  Uncategorized

    >This is going to be a super short blog post because when I really had time and wanted to be writing it earlier my internet was coming on and off like a prostitutes knickers.  Or some such metaphor, possibly a more appropriate one I can’t think of right now.  Suggestions anyone? I’m not that tired but I’m a bit worried that if I wrote a huge entry my Internet might go stupid again and I’d lose it.  Also, I was going to share photos and I don’t want to mess around with them at the moment.  But I’ve been learning (or have learnt, actually I guess) two new crafts in…

  • depression,  meds,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >Reverb 10 – Wisdom

    >I know I’m late to this but I only found out about it yesterday.  I’ve just signed up to Reverb 10.  I may very well go back and touch on some of the previous prompts as a couple of them are very interesting to me. But I’ll have to see how things go time wise. Today’s prompt is Wisdom.  What was the wisest decision you made this year and how did that pan out for you? My first thought was that I needed to put my (not really blogged about) decision to try and take better care of myself down as the wisest decision I made this year.  But then…

  • me me me,  Uncategorized

    >Random Facts About Me

    > I am working on several promised blog posts but only have the energy to write something fun tonight I learned how to crochet a border onto some knitting last night after several failed attempts at learning to crochet. Crocheting onto knitting was clearly the way to learn I started eating chocolate and drinking coke again ten days ago after more than 6 months without. Might have been a mistake. I really love Thunderbirds and read a lot of Thunderbirds fanfiction I’ve lost about 2 stone (28lb) this year. It’s not behind the couch, I checked. If I had to choose between twitter and facebook I’d choose twitter My manual…