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    You Know You Have CP When…

    Getting ready for a party includes pimping your wheelchair. (the back of me and my wheelchair. There is a helium balloon tied to each handle. One says “happy 30th birthday” and the other “birthday girl” there is also a big 30th badge and various ribbon / decorations like you put on a present. The decorations were glued on black card which was then tapped in place on my chair)

  • 2012,  Uncategorized

    Bullet Points of Life

    ++ I gave up on my 100 days of writing project with a bit more than two weeks before day 100. I didn’t have time to post what I wrote for a day or three and then my iPad had to be replaced and I lost the files. I then lost my motivation. ++ My Dad and I are going to see Avenue Q tomorrow night. I’m looking forward to it but I’m not convinced he’ll like it! ++ My party is Saturday night. I am really really looking forward to that! I have over 40 people coming including a few I’ve not seen for months or even a year.…

  • 2012,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    Things That I’ve Been Reading

    Another installment of things that I’ve been reading. Obviously with the readathon I’ve mentioned a lot of it in passing but this is the official entry if you will Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L Sayers This was the fourth Sayers book I’ve read this year and it was good but I Would have preferred a better ending than X did it, the end. I had intended to have a break before reading more Sayers but then I was on the train with my kindle and nothing else appealed. Not the best Lord Peter book but a welcome addition to the series. Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling I actually…

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    You Know You’ve Got CP When…

    … You go to a group meeting for a new NHS service and when the person sees you they comment “we’ve got two wheelchairs coming.” And you have to bite your tongue hard to prevent saying something totally flippant they probably wouldn’t understand. Because my first thought on hearing that (other than Grrr) was to say “oh, sorry, I didn’t realise I was supposed to send my wheelchair by itself.”* I’m not a wheelchair. I thought that was obvious but just in case it’s not. I am a fat, mouthy, messy, glassses wearing girl who needs to dye her hair. My wheelchairs have wheels, solid backrests, lateral supports and usually…

  • 2012,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    A super fast readathon update!

    A super fast readathon update before bed. This is the second update i’ve written or third if you count the book review I wrote this morning. It appears I’ve read 689 pages today. Which completely boggles my mind. Since last update I am now on page 260 something of Have His Carcass by Dorothy L Sayers. And am totally hooked into it. I plan to finish that tomorrow. I listened to more of the Kafka on the Shore audio book while having my tea and sorting out the washing. In total I’ve listened to 1 hour 10 minutes of that. And I read two old favourite books I kept from…

  • 2012,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    A readathon update

    So as I said in my previous entry I’m taking part in the readathon today. I’ve read the book I reviewed in that entry which had about 213 pages I then tried to start reading Deliver Me From Evil by Alloma Gilbert but I gave up after 25 or so pages. Next on my list was Have His Carcasse by Dorothy L Sayers. I’m really enjoying that and am on page 107 (but about to read some more) I read a couple of chapters of what’s tha up to? By Martyn Johnson too. Picked that up when I went outside because my Sayers books are ebooks and iPad reading in…

  • 2012,  books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    26 by Stuart Maloney

    Today is Dewey’s 24 hour readathon. So I am doing lots of reading! Stuart Maloney introduced himself to me on twitter and I saw from his profile he’s written a book called 26 a behind the scenes tour of life with cerebral palsy ( amazon link) so being that I 1) love to read disability memoirs and particularly those by other CPers 2) really enjoy reviewing books and 3) am the cheeky sort the very first thing I said to him on twitter was to ask if I could have a freebie to review. And he very kindly said yes. Here’s the synopsis Stuart Maloney was dead for twenty-six minutes…

  • Attempts at World Domination,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    I’m in the Oxford Mail!

    Ever since I joined Oxford Sailability in 2006 I heard about the brilliant accessible pontoon they planned to build. Just as soon as the raised the money. I helped with several fundraising events when I could. And on Tuesday after raising £500,000 over ten years thanks to dedicated volunteers who never gave up and months of building work the finished product was officially opened. I was interviewed by the Oxford Mail about what it means to me. Pontoon makes it plain sailing I’m pleased with the article but wish I’d had more notice than having a mobile thrust at me with a reporter on the other end. I may have…

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    >The End… But Not

    >This blog will no longer be updated here. Instead it will be at WriterInAWheelchair.co.uk where it’s now on WordPress (again). There are still a few layout related tweaks I need to do but that’s where you can find me from now on! ♥ Emma All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com