• 2012,  books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    White Wedding by Milly Johnson

    The lovely people at Simon and Schuster surprised me with a copy of White Wedding by Milly Johnson to read and review. Being that they send me books semi regularly it wasn’t that much of a surprise but I didn’t know it was coming and I alway love hearing unexpected books land through the letterbox. Here’s what it’s about: It’s the day they’ve always dreamed about. But will it turn out to be a nightmare …? Bel is in the midst of planning her perfect wedding when disaster strikes and everything she thought she knew is turned on its head. Can she hold it all together and, with the help…

  • 2012,  acceptance,  courage,  CP related,  perceptions,  personal,  Uncategorized

    Time and Change

    “Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.” ~ Marcel Proust. I was looking for quotes and I came across this.  It’s very apt particularly as I seem in be in a period of ongoing change in my life at the moment. I think some of the changes may have the potential to be very good for me once they’re finished with.  But not all of them were my choice or are under my control.  And a couple of them are pretty scary.  I had a pretty big panicked cry over one the other day. Not fun. I know that once this is sorted…

  • 2012,  books and reading,  current affairs,  disability,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    Amped by Daniel H. Wilson

    One of the things I really like about doing book reviews is when I fall in love with a review book that there’s very little chance I’d have picked up for myself.  Simon and Schuster sent me a copy of Amped by Daniel H Wilson and that definitely falls into that category. Technology makes them superhuman. But mere mortals want them kept in their place. Enter a stunning world where technology and humanity clash in terrifying and surprising ways. Some people are implanted with upgrades that make them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts…

  • 2012,  Uncategorized,  you know you've got CP

    You Know You’ve Got CP When…

    …you go to a wedding and the story that you just have to blog isn’t about how gorgeous the bride looked (very) or how much you liked her dress (a lot) or how cool the homemade bunting the decorated the hall with was (so cool).  It’s about the disabled loo. Because it screamed “you know you’ve got CP when…” and cracked you up. My sister and I went to a wedding party on Saturday night.  It was a friend of ours who got married and I’d not seen her for over a year during which time she’s had a baby.  So it was lovely to see her and meet her…

  • 2012,  blogging,  interwebs,  Uncategorized

    Accidentally Quiet

    Yes, yes, anyone who knows me is probably reading this and going “quiet? You don’t do quiet Emma!” and they would be right. When we went to the Paralympics our day pass tickets meant we could have gone in to goal ball. There weren’t any seats available though and I said to my friend that was probably a good thing because I thought I’d suck at watching goal ball. Because the audience is required to be quiet. And I’d really gotten into all the dancing, cheering, yelling, clapping, singing and screaming that had been involved in a watching a lot of the other sports involved, particularly sitting volleyball and wheelchair…

  • me me me,  meds,  mental health,  Mojo,  Uncategorized

    Mojo

    I think it’s probably obvious to many people who read this that I’ve not been myself for the last several months at least. Since April I’ve been dealing with issues which have left me very depressed and struggling with feelings of worthlessness. I’ve not done a particularly good job of dealing with that and taking care of myself, not least because my medication compliance slipped way down. Going to the Paralympics however has made me really want my mojo back. I want to be me again. I want to get back not just to the girl who I was before all this kicked off five months ago but who I…

  • carnivals,  disability,  disability blog carnival,  Uncategorized

    Inspire a Generation

    I’m going to be hosting the next Disability Blog Carnival. In honour of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games the theme will be Inspire a Generation. Which for those not in the know is the sort of catchphrase or tag line for the games. I’ve just come back from a four day trip to the Paralympics and I absolutely loved it. I will blog in more detail about my trip but it was definitely an amazing experience and I found it inspirational for more than just the sport. I really didn’t want to come home. I thought Inspire a Generation was a good theme to use for the carnival.…