• Cheerful Stuff,  sailing,  Uncategorized,  you know you've got CP


    I’ve been trying not to sweat the small stuff so much lately. Given how much I swore when I got an email earlier that some of my Paralympic tickets need changing its safe to say its not worked as well as it could but it has made a difference. So here’s my new theory. Laughter Got a chance to sail but the wind is a bit scarier than you’d like? Take a friend on a buddy seat and go anyway. Find something to laugh about. When it gets a bit hairy? Swear. And then laugh When three waves hit you in the face one after the other your soaked to…

  • 2012,  photos,  quotes,  sailing,  Uncategorized


    “Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea” Alfred, Lord Tennyson (visual description: two photos of the sunset over the reservoir after sailing this evening. The top one was taken earlier so the sun is higher and reflected on the water. In the foreground some people appear in silhouette. The second was taken perhaps 15 minutes later. The sun is much lower and the clouds are more obvious. Our accessible pontoon is in the foreground. These are the same photos I posted on Facebook earlier). ♥ Emma

  • Uncategorized,  you know you've got CP

    You Know You’ve Got CP (and you’ve been to the Olympics) When…

    …despite being 30 and having been to London many times you go on the tube for only the second and third time ever. …you take a 40 minute longer train route into London so you can go straight from the train to the accessible bit of the tube. And it’s worth it, easy and exciting. …you’re so impressed with the access in your hotel room you consider cancelling the much closer and cheaper hotel rooms you have for the Paralympics to stay there again. …the fact you expected to be frisked by the airport style security but weren’t surprises you. …you mutter a lot about how unsafe it was the…

  • 2012,  achievements,  Attempts at World Domination,  CP related,  disability,  dose of happy,  standing frame,  Uncategorized


    “And on this banner day during the Oxfordshire Crip-Olympics 2012 the Gold medal in the standing frame event is awarded to Emma Crees. In a breathtaking performance she wows the crowds and sets a personal best of 40 minutes standing in the frame. A well deserved gold for the talented CPer who just a year ago was a novice in the standing frame with no expectation of ever achieving greatness. The grin on her face when she realised just what she’d managed has to be seen to be believed. A gold medal day to never be forgotten.” And the crowd goes wild…. ♥ Emma