• 2013,  acceptance,  awareness,  blogging,  carnivals,  disability,  disability blog carnival,  Uncategorized

    Disability Blog Carnival – January

    Welcome to the first edition of the new version of the Disability Blog Carnival.  It’s great to hear from so many people who are glad to see it continuing.  I’ve only had two submissions but I’ve also spotted a few interesting posts so I’m including those too. First we have this post from The Goldfish – The Sessions: Discussing Disability and Sex Work.  The Sessions is a film based on an essay by a disabled man discussing his use of a sexual surrogate.  I’ve not seen it as it’s not been on locally to me but I’d like too.  The Goldfish manages to discuss the issue from many angles and…

  • 2013,  me me me,  snow,  Uncategorized

    State of the Emma

    I was quite torn whether to call this entry Random Bullet Points of Life or State of the Emma. If I’m completely honest I’m not sure I’ve really got any news to share here but it feels like absolute ages since I posted something here that wasn’t a book review so I figured I probably should. Generally things seem to be going well. I started the year off with a bang when I got a UTI a few days into it but that cleared up easily and with just one course of antibiotics so it’s all good. I am beginning to wonder if nitrofurantoin needs to be put on my…

  • 2013,  books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    Fever by Mary Beth Keane

    Fever by Mary Beth Keane is another of the books I picked up an ARC of when I went to the Simon and Schuster blogger event back in November.  It’s coming out in April. When I blogged about the event I wrote the following about why I picked this up: This is historical fiction which isn’t always something I’ve gotten on with.  Someitmes I enjoy it and others (like Phillipa Gregory) just annoy the hell out of me and I put them to one side. But lately I’ve been talking books a lot with a friend who reads a lot of historical fiction and made it sound good so I…

  • 2013,  books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris

    I picked up a copy of The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris when I went to the Simon and Schuster blogger event back in November.  It’s her second book and I previously reviewed her first one, Miracle on Regent Street. I’m keen to reread that. Ali was one of the authors at the event and it was very interesting hearing her talk about writing and the book.  She very kindly signed my copy for me Here’s the synopsis: How do you hold on to a love that is slowly slipping away from you? Can you let go of the past when you know what is in the future? And…

  • 2013,  carnivals,  disability,  disability blog carnival,  disability blogs,  Uncategorized

    Disability Blog Carnival – Call for Submissions

    One thing I’ve really enjoyed about blogging over the last few years is the Disability Blog Carnival that’s been run by Penny Richards from the Disability Studies, Temple U blog.  It’s been a great way to meet new people and new blogs.  And it’s made me think and learn and write about things I probably wouldn’t have otherwise. I’ve especially enjoyed the many times I hosted the carnival on the various forms this blog has taken over the years. With the plethora of social media out there now the demand for the carnival has died off and Penny decided that she wouldn’t run the carnival any more.  I’m sad to…

  • 2013,  Christmas,  food,  goals,  memories,  photos,  Quickie Salsa,  tv,  Uncategorized

    Project 365 – Week 1

    One of my goals for this year is to complete Project 365. One photo a day, everyday, for a year. Or at least to give it a really good go. It’s something I started doing at the beginning of last year but gave up on by the 4th or thereabouts because most of my photos were on my phone which went missing and I lost them all. So this year I’m trying it again. Here are my first week and photos Day 1 I took this on my way back from the supermarket. I wanted to take something to show how blue the sky was because it felt like it…