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    Life is good

    I seem to be going through a bit of a not blogging season. My boundaries for what I do and don’t share have changed a lot over he last year and I’m thinking first typing second more than I used to. The last few weeks thats been not typing at all. Life is good. I’ve been having some down time. Lots of knitting, enjoying the sunshine. Relaxing a lot and reading entirely too much NCIS fanfiction. Blaring loud music and singing along. Falling in love with a new to me musical (Legally Blonde). Plus I’ve been able to reconnect with a few people I’ve not seen recently. I went for…

  • 2012,  access,  awareness,  Uncategorized

    Tools, Tenants and Tang, TPAS 2012

    The general opinion yesterday was that I “look really tired”. First I met up with a friend and they said it, then the other person we were with came along and said it a couple of times yesterday. And someone at the event we were at asked me if I’d enjoyed it saying I looked tired. I was chatting to one of the journey care staff at Oxford who knows me and she went “oh Emma you look really tired.” Finally when I spoke to mum when I got home she asked if I was tired. I’m still pretty tired today but less so. Yesterday everyone got simply told “yeah…

  • 2012,  Uncategorized

    Random Bullet Points of Life

    I’m either on my second UTI in a few weeks or my second course of antibiotics for the same UTI. Or I had a UTI and i have some lingering yuckiness. Delete as applicable. I’m not sure which it is! I am much better than I was but not right. I was going to put I am 100% better than I was but then I wondered if that were actually possible given the above mentioned not quite rightness. The joys of the English language. We finished watching The Bridge on Tuesday. It continued to be really really amazing and they handled the disability of Saga Noren (asperger’s) really well. Of…

  • 2012,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    Sailing in the Rain

    Went sailin’ in the rain Just sailin’ in the rain What a glorious feelin’ I’m happy again I’m laughing at clouds So dark up above The sun’s in my heart I’m ready for love Just sailin’ And sailin’ in the rain I really thought based on the weather sailing would be off tonight. But it wasn’t. I had a really great sail despite the fact it was chucking it down. By the end of the evening I was wet, chilly and tired. But I was a hell of a lot happier than I was before I hit the water. ♥ Emma

  • 2012,  acceptance,  advocacy,  Attempts at World Domination,  CP related,  disability,  disability normal,  disablism,  discrimination,  influences,  normal,  perspective,  Uncategorized

    Happy Tears

    I was asked to speak at an equality event today. About the access group (AFA) I’m chair of and a bit about my own story as a disabled person. I think it well. I didn’t write a speech, I had a few ideas but wanted to just talk off the cuff. It helped that this is I think the third time I’ve explained to people what and why AFA is (although previously I’ve only done so in informal settings). The very first idea I’d thought of when thinking it over I forgot to use. I talked about how I don’t suffer from CP because it’s all I’ve ever known. How…

  • 2012,  acceptance,  advocacy,  honesty,  quotes,  Uncategorized


    Quitting is not giving up, it can be choosing to focus your attention on something more important. Quitting is not losing confidence, it’s realizing that there are more valuable ways you can spend your time. Quitting is not making excuses; it’s learning to be more productive, efficient and effective instead. Quitting is letting go of things (or people) that are sucking the life out of you so you can do more things that will bring you strength.” ~ Osayi Osar-Emokpae. ♥ Emma