• 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    I’m eating maltesers whilst writing this. I treated myself to a maltesers easter egg when I went to Sainsburys on Friday, ate the egg yesterday and left the maltesers for today. That’s probably more self indulgence rather than self care (self care would be cutting down the amount of chocolate I eat which realistically is something I desperately need to do). But they are yummy and I don’t care.  Last year I treated myself to several maltesers easter eggs but I am hoping to find more willpower this year and have this be the only one. It’s not been a great week to be honest. My mood has been pretty…

  • 2015,  blogging,  carnivals,  CP related,  depression,  disability,  disability blog carnival,  disability blogs,  disability voices,  I want to change the world,  internet,  personal,  perspective,  questions,  things people say,  thinking,  twitter,  Uncategorized

    Rotation Curation for #Disability #rocur

    I’ve been curating the @OxfordIsYours twitter account.  It’s a RoCur (Rotation Curation) account for Oxford and the person who runs it said living in Oxfordshire counts. Basically RoCur is where there’s an account (often on twitter) where people take a week at a time to run it and share their experiences and tweet on the subject.  Most of these relate to places – like with Oxford Is Yours I’ve been tweeting about where I’ve been and what I’ve done – but some relate to hobbies or jobs or organisations or anything else. I’ve been enjoying it and have learned about a place in Oxford I’m going to visit soon I…

  • 2015,  Self-Care,  twitter,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    I’ve had a good week. I’m really tired today for some reason though. This became clear when I was talking to my sister on the phone. I asked how she was, she told me. Then she asked how I was and I told her before asking how she was again. I did immediately go “oh, I already asked you that” She offered to say something different in response this time but I turned her down. Yesterday I went shopping for the day and then came home and watched TV and listened to an audiobook (Northern Lights by Philip Pullman) and the like. I didn’t go online at all which is…

  • 2015,  Uncategorized

    Nothing to report

    There isn’t much to report today but in the spirit of trying to blog more about the normal, mundane and boring I thought I’d post about it. I was going to title this post “dispatches from today” but I wsn’t sure if the correct spelling was dispatches or despatches so I didn’t. I was at CAB this morning where I did one gateway and one appointment. And hung around a lot because the system was down so I couldn’t really do any research and campaigning stuff (as social policy has been renamed) like I normally would if I had a free frew minutes. Then I popped into Soha where I…

  • 2015,  blogging,  disability normal,  trains,  Uncategorized

    Normal, Mundane and Boring

    This is something I’ve been thinking I should blog for a few months but haven’t got round to. I was talking to someone about the internet and disability earlier and this was something I mentioned. So now I’m blogging it. I think sometimes it’s very easy to blog about the things that make me angry or that annoy me or that happen out of the ordinary. Generally things I blog about are things that I’m passionate about and often times that passion comes across in blogging about negative things.  It’s easy to forget to blog about the other side of the story – the times when things go well or…

  • 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    I think I’ve done good with self care this week.  Nothing hugely tangible but I’ve definitely done better at saying no to things and enforcing my limits. And although I didn’t manage to spend the entire day yesterday offline like I’d thought about doing I have managed to spend less time online in general.  Whilst I do really enjoy days that are completely offline I think a general reduction would probably be better or at least do me more good. It’s still a work in progress though and probably always will be. Unfortunately I’ve also had a bit of an access problem this week and I probably didn’t handle that…

  • 2015,  Uncategorized

    Random Bullet Points of Life

      Random bullet points of life: for the little things worth mentioning or worth remembering that might not need their own entry I destroyed my wheelchair charger last week. Luckily just the kettle lead part so I was able to resurrect it temporarily.  I’ve since got a whole new charger because I’d been debating for months about whether I should have a spare. I got my powerchair serviced when they brought me my new charger and needed new back casters. The technician had some old ones from another chair on his van so put those on because there were nothing wrong with them, I’d probably get and few months use…

  • 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    This week has been a difficult one in many ways. I felt like I bounced from problem to problem for several days. I have managed to deal with and resolve all but one of them (that one is a work in progress) but it’s taken it out of me. I’m writing this blog entry at a writers group in Oxford at which no writers appear to have come but me and a friend who came with me. I’m really hoping the train trip home will be as easy as usual. And part of me is wishing I’d stayed close to home today. I did enjoy lunch with my friend though.…