• 2013,  books and reading,  reviews,  Star Trek,  Uncategorized

    Star Trek FAQ Volume 2 by Mark Clark

    I received a free copy of Star Trek FAQ Volume 2 by Mark Clark for review.. I’ve not read volume 1 which is about the original series of Star Trek and the animated series. This volume is about the films and also The Next Generation. (FAQ). This book is not endorsed, sponsored, or affiliated with CBS Studios Inc., Paramount Pictures, or the “Star Trek” franchise. In the 1980s and ’90s, Star Trek rose from the ash heap of network cancellation and soared to the peak of its popularity with a series of blockbuster feature films and the smash sequel series Star Trek: The Next Generation . Star Trek FAQ 2.0…

  • 2013,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self-Care Sunday: Self-Care Is…

    …staying up till one AM finishing a good book. …cocktails and a catch up with a good friend …going to the theatre with Mum …not waking up until 10 and then going back to bed for a nap two hours later …one last, long, sail of the year. Staying on the water till the light goes away. …lying in bed listening to an audiobook. …finding some willpower

  • 2013,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    A Weekend of (mostly) Reading

    That’s what I’m planning. I am disappearing in the direction of Oxford for a while later but other than that this weekend is for reading. In part because this weekend is Dewey’s Readathon and when it got to last night I realised my decision not to sign up was the wrong one. Yes I am busy but I figured that reading is reading and I could at least take part for a few hours. And I figure actually I’ll just read regardless of official Readathon times etc. The main part of dedicating this weekend to reading is obviously just that I really enjoy it, it’s a nice break and might…

  • 2013,  anaemia,  meds,  Self-Care,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    Self-Care Sunday: Thinking It Over

    I’m not sure what to write about today. There have been lots of little things going on like continuing to take my meds everyday (I have approx 8 days left on iron tablets for the anaemia. That will get easier after that because those are my only three times a day med) and taking a break from my wheelchair in the middle of most days. And working on picking my battles and when to let things go and move on. But I don’t have a lot to say on the little things – in part because it feels too soon. The picking my battles thing is something I probably should…

  • 2013,  advocacy,  awareness,  CP related,  Uncategorized

    Just for Today

    Dearest blog readers I need to tell you something very important. You see, there’s this thing called Cerebral Palsy (some people call it CP for short). It’s a disability. I have it. So do thousands of other people all over the world, probably even millions. I don’t suffer from it. I have it. That’s important. It’s not a terrible thing. There isn’t a cure and it’s life long but it is what it is. And what it is is difficult at times but generally ok. And what I need to tell you, my dear blog readers, is that I need you to be aware of the fact that CP exists…

  • 2013,  meds,  mental health,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self-Care Sunday: I Did

    Just a quickie this week because Downton Abbey is on in a few and I’m trying not to watch TV and be on the iPad at the same time. Having written last week about feeling like a failure I’ve been trying to keep that big picture in mind more. One of the things I’ve been doing is writing a list of what I’ve done/achieved each day. It’s very useful because yesterday I did very little but I’m not beating myself up about it because I know I’ve achieved a lot this week I might otherwise have overlooked. Plus, knowing I’m going to be writing it down means I’ve eaten a…

  • 2013,  books and reading,  theatre,  trains,  Uncategorized,  you know...

    You Know You’re a Book Blogger When…

    …You choose books over alcohol So. I’ve been invited to the theatre on Friday night by my lovely friend Angela. She’s organising the tickets and I’m in charge of figuring out the train. And really, the train times kinda suck. The best way I can figure it out gets us there an hour and a half before. There is another train that gets in an hour before but I’m thinking it’ll take probably twenty minutes to get to the theatre walking/powerchairing and if we do end up doing that it’ll be after having an argument with some idiotic taxi driver which’ll you know take a while. Plus I’ll want a…

  • 2013,  5 minute blog,  books and reading,  depression,  Uncategorized

    Five Minutes on… Reading

    This is one of a new series of blogs I’m trying where I write for five minutes and then post whatever the result is. I use Write or Die and I’ve the five minutes is up I just finish the thought I’m in the middle of and correct the typos. It’s a form of free writing and I think I like it but this is only the second time I’ve tried it (I didn’t write this explanation in the five minute) I feel a bit like I’m in a reading slump right now. I don’t know why but I’ve been struggling to get into books lately, let alone finish them.…

  • 2013,  acceptance,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self-Care Sunday: Failure

    I feel like self care has been a failure this week and I’ve not achieved any of the taking care of myself goals I’d set for this week. I wanted to eat healthier and I haven’t. In fact a lot of my eating this week could be considered binge like. Or at least some of it. I wanted to spend less time online and I haven’t. I have reduced my online time a little but not every day and not the large amounts I wanted too. I’ve not got my med compliance back to 100% either But when I stop and think about it: I know that whereas its been…

  • 2013,  books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    Model Misfit by Holly Smale (Geek Girl #2)

    Back in March I reviewed Geek Girl by Holly Smale. I received a free copy of it from the publisher and earlier this week I received an ARC (advance review copy) of the sequel, Model Misfit, for review. I’d been really looking forward to Model Misfit coming out next week so I was super excited to get it. Once I submitted the request I was somewhat obsessively checking Netgalley to see if it had been auctioned yet. I never do that! Here’s the details: How many pages? 400 Release date? 26th September How long did it take me to read this? Three days Would I recommend this book? definitely. Don’t…