• 2013,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    Books, books, books…

    I have too many books. Way, way too many books. I think if you could all the girls own and other free stuff I have on my kindle I must have getting on for 150 unread books. I know this sounds ridiculous but it feels really stressful sometimes. And I have several book reviews to post. So I’m declaring that July is going to be a month of books on my blog. Not just book reviews but other book stuff. I keep thinking of bookish stuff I want to blog and not managing to get round to it. Hopefully setting this goal might mean I get it done. Or at…

  • 2013,  jay2,  Uncategorized,  wheelchair

    Conditions of Loan

    I’m going to start this entry with a Facebook status I posted on Friday. It’s the easiest way of cutting a very long story short. Requested a new wheelchair cushion. Waited six weeks and got sent part of a wheelchair cushion. Took the old disintegrating one apart and tried to fit new part to still working bit of old cushion. They’re different sizes. Couldn’t put old cushion back together as taking the cover off caused the gel to completely disintegrate. Covered in gel as is my floor. Called wheelchair services. They promise to get me a full new cushion with inserts. Manage not to shout at the OT about maybe…

  • 2013,  attitudes,  Uncategorized

    Um, yeah

    Earlier this week I had an appointment. It didn’t go that well. What it was for was fine but the person the appointment was with was a bit abrupt and rude. I’m relatively sure that wasn’t the intention but it doesn’t change the fact that if there was a list of “things not to say to a wheelchair user” at least two of their comments would be on it. I picked them up on one of them. Anyway this led to me being in my powerchair headed home via the supermarket and in A Bad Mood. I’m wandering along the path and a little way ahead of me is an…

  • 2013,  acceptance,  achievements,  Attempts at World Domination,  disability,  friends,  Uncategorized

    The National Diversity Awards

    So if I were to mention the name Hannah Ensor or Stickman Communications I suspect a lot of people who read this would know who I meant. Hannah and I have known each other since our school days. Back then I was rocking the wheelie thing but not quite as well as I do now. I was walking a lot of the time which took a lot of energy and I’d fall a lot. I didn’t hurt myself often having learnt mad falling skills. And the level of acceptance i have now (possibly better referred to as my “sod it quota”) was an unthought of dream, Hannah was this accident…

  • 2013,  books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie

    Simon and Schuster offered me a free copy of Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie in exchange for an honest review. This is is for first book for adults but as her YA writing has frequently caught my eye when I’ve wandered to that part of a book shop I very quickly said yes, please! I won’t be rushing off to the YA section of Waterstones anytime soon but having read this I’ll definitely consider bringing some of Sophie McKenzie’s YA home with me next time I do. But I am very much not buying books at the moment because I have too many unread ones. I’d describe Close My…

  • 2013,  Uncategorized

    Random Bullet Points of Life

    ♥ my Internet keeps cutting out for hours or days at a time. In some ways that’s useful but mainly it’s frustrating. That’s a huge part of my silence here. ♥ I have got many things done off of “sometime soon I’d like to do” list. Including new blog colours/header. That’d been on the list for months. The next bloggy to dos are a book review master page and an articles master page. ♥ I took a break from writing about disability this month over on Bea and wrote about food banks a topic I hear a lot about via CAB. I’ve got a bit of a bee in my…

  • 2013,  Family,  photos,  Uncategorized

    A Few Wedding Photos

    On Saturday 25th May 2013 my brother Ben married his partner of ten years Geri. I won’t make the standard joke/comment about their names but feel free to if you wish. Here are a few photos of the wonderful day we had. The ones marked Facebook come from my sister’s profile and hopefully she doesn’t mind! In terms of visual description I’ll put a bit by each photo but in general: The wedding took place in a large and very lovely converted barn. I’d call it stylishly rustic. It had lovely gardens at the front and the back. The weather was absolutely horrendous the day before, properly storming cold and…

  • 2013,  Uncategorized

    Random Bullet Points of Life

    ♥ I’ve been trying to have a break this week. It’s been very good but I’m wishing I’d planned a longer one now. Am thinking I’ll try that again in early July. ♥ My brother got married last weekend! It was an absolutely fantastic day and I loved it. ♥ I am a couple of books behind on my goodreads challenge right now. I haven’t been very inspired by my reading material lately despite having a stupid number of unread books. I did just start the audiobook of Nella Last’s Peace and I’m liking that so far. So hopefully I can get back into reading now. I have read 60…