• books and reading,  Uncategorized

    >Things That I’ve Been Reading

    >I rather suspect I’ll be doing a couple of these this month as I seem to be reading a lot at the moment and quickly too. The Wedding Wallah by Farahad Zama This is the third in the Marriage Bureau for Rich People series. The series gets better with every book in my opinion. It’s romantic without being overkill and it’s easy and fun to read without being chick lit or ridiculously fluffy. I believe this was originally going to be called Not All Marriages Are Made In Heaven and I think that title makes more sense than The Wedding Wallah. I also missed the bright and cheerful covers of…

  • iPad,  Uncategorized

    >iPad Woes

    >I’ve been having technical problems this week hence the blog silence. The end result was I went to the genius bar at the apple store yesterday and they replaced my iPad. Good stuff. I didn’t know that you need to make an appointment for the genius bar but they made me a standby appointment and saw me immediately. Not bad for a bit before 4 on a Saturday when the store was rammed. It’s really weird. When I got home I synced it and there was a list in iTunes of every single app I’ve ever had on it. So I put a few back on that I’ve not used…

  • 100 days of writing,  Uncategorized

    >I Was… #100daysofwriting

    >This is a tiny snapshot of my life this evening. I feel like I’ve got loads I’d like to be doing but in fact I’ve been reading blogs, playing Patchworks and Jumbline and googling random shit while The Apprentice and NCIS were on in the background. It was quite a busy day though. In other news I am getting very into NCIS. Although it was weird to watch a Christmas episode today. I wasAll fired upTo write many wordsTonight was to beThe night IExceeded myWord countInstead itWas yet anotherNight where I spentToo much time playingVery addictive gamesOh well ♥ Emma All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise…

  • 100 days of writing,  Uncategorized

    >Minor Frustrations #100daysofwriting

    >I’m pretty frustrated now, probably needlessly. There were a few niggles that got a tiny bit out of hand this evening. One of those things were you just have to accept that the others involved are who they are and you can’t change them. Which, obviously can be a tough thing to deal with. The situation this evening was nothing like as bad as this poem but it seemed to be the direction it (the poem) wanted to go in Many minor small things Intensely interacting to a form a larger wholeNeedlessly niggle away untilOrganically outrageously and overwhelminglyRage ricochets around the room Fiercely frustrated yet over the topRanting raving people…

  • 100 days of writing,  Uncategorized

    >Taking Back #100daysofwritiing #disability

    >I am in the middle of writing a longer blog post about the language of disability. I saw a brilliant blog about the language of adoption and I’ve also been poking one of my friends gently about disability inclusion in her writing on a semi regular basis. The two things conspired to make me want to share some more thoughts on disability language. The following poem is for my 100 days of writing project and was meant to be at the end of the disability language entry. Which isn’t finished and looks to be a long one. So this gets it’s own separate entry. The words I useTo describe myselfAre…

  • 100 days of writing,  Uncategorized

    >’twas the night before #Easter

    >This is in honour of Easter and the fact I wanted to do something more challenging than I have been. I tweeted earlier that I was writing something which would either be fucking genius or fucking ridiculous. This is that piece and I would love feedback on it. With apologies to the writer of the original Twas the night before EasterAnd all through the houseAll creatures were stirring(but thankfully there wasn’t a mouse) The eggs were placedOn the work top with careIn hopes the time to eat themSoon would be thereThis cripple was notTucked in her bedVisions of chocolate danc’d in her headA long nap orA DVD with goodies in…

  • courage,  disability,  falls,  OT,  the cripest loser,  Uncategorized

    >Reaching Crisis Point #disability

    > NOTE: I’m ok but I wanted to write about this because I thought it was important. I kept talking myself out of doing so which is why its taken me two weeks to get round to it. I found it pretty hard to write and it’s quite long and I think raw. Two weeks ago (give or take) I stuck some jacket potatoes on to cook. I went off and did a few bits including putting some washing in the dryer. I’d been in my powerchair for most of the day and after doing that (my powerchair lives in front of the dryer) I went to transfer back into…

  • 100 days of writing,  access,  falls,  Sertraline,  trains,  Uncategorized

    >Declaration

    >My mood is somewhat better today; I actually feel like I’ve achieved some stuff which helps. I have a positive looking outcome to an access issue I flagged on the horizon and as that was one of the things that made things tough the other week it’s a help to move things forward. My bruises from my fall are completely gone and a plan is in place to hopefully lessen the impact of future falls (so long as I can avoid falling in the next month or so) I REALLY must blog about that. The third crap thing I think will never be resolved but I’ve almost finished doing everything…

  • 100 days of writing,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    >The 3 Rs #fridayreads #amreading

    >I’ve had a really lazy day doing lots of reading amongst other things. I kept thinking I’ll read one more chapter then I’ll do something else but that usually turned into three or four more at least. I have so many unread books (both actual books and ebooks) that over a few days I considered all of them. I then declared a book buying ban and made a list of books. I am not buying any more books until I’ve read or at least attempted all of those. Although I did buy two books when I was writing the thing. There are 35 books on the list, I’ve since finished…

  • 100 days of writing,  Uncategorized

    >I have no idea what to title this but it’s basically crack!fic

    >The following is 273 words of what, if it were fanfiction, could only be called crack!fic I have no idea why it turned out like it did or what I was thinking. It was written in the breaks of a brilliant episode of NCIS and I’ve just been sat here trying to rescue it before admitting that I’m too tired and giving up. Thems the facts and my only excuse. It’s April. And it’s raining. Hardly surprising, given that it’s what the whole month is known for. April showers. Given the name showers though this isn’t what they’d been expecting. The better name for this would be torrential. Because it…