• Attempts at World Domination,  links,  One Month Before Heartbreak,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Some Writing Links

    >As my mum commented in an e-mail yesterday I seem to be everywhere at the moment.  A slight exaggeration but I have had some success and exposure lately. I was asked to write for Community Care’s Service User Blog about One Month Before Heartbreak as a promotional thing.  One Month Before Heartbreak: You Can Speak Up For Disabled People Too The Guardian have been great with supporting One Month Before Heartbreak and they’ve mentioned us several times.  This Society Daily article pulled out several OMBH contribution to highlight including one of mine (my This is Disability image) I’m now a contributor for Where’s The Benefit?  The first piece I wrote…

  • Attempts at World Domination,  disability,  I want to change the world,  Uncategorized,  writing,  you know you've got CP

    >I am now A Writer In A Wheelchair AND In Print!

    >This is a really, really exciting update!  Brought to you by a really, really, really excited cripple!! You may remember that a few weeks ago I briefly mentioned that I’d had an magazine article accepted for publication. Well, that article was accepted by Disability Now (for their Up Close and Personal section) and I got my copy in the post this morning.  It looks amazing.  And I especially loved seeing my article and my name on the contents page.  It’s also available online but I must admit the website version doesn’t look as great to me. Looking at the tiny author photo and seeing myself is GREAT! Please read it…

  • 101 in 1001,  achievements,  Attempts at World Domination,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001- COMPLETE

    >Today is day 1001 and the project is complete. Over the course of the project I completed 51 of the 101 goals!  Which I am beyond pleased with.   I know that a lot of people go into this determined to complete every goal.  And that would have been nice.  But I set myself goals that would stretch me, be fun, be impossible, form habits and be things I’ve always wanted to do.  I knew going in that realistically completing them all would not be something that happened. The following is the list of the goals which were completed.  Several others I tried and failed.  Those I haven’t marked but…

  • Attempts at World Domination,  awareness,  carnivals,  Cheerful Stuff,  Uncategorized

    >Naidex and Crips and a fashion related question

    >I wrote briefly about my Naidex 2008 experience in my BADD post for this year. But I also wanted to write more about it. I just sent my friend Mary an e-mail and I’m going to copy and paste what I told her about Naidex in here because that’s just easier then trying to say it all again. A dear friend managed to get the day off of work and went as well. So even though she lives here we traveled separately and I met her up there (only two wheelchairs can be on most trains due to health and safety and we couldn’t find a train with both spaces…

  • Attempts at World Domination,  awareness,  BADD,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >BADD 2008 – Links and Thoughts and Such Like

    >Today is Blogging Against Disablism Day. And it’s actually really tough for me to write about those issues today. Disablism is something I face on a (too) regular basis. It sucks. Seriously. But today, for once, I got to be in the majority – I spent the day up at the NEC at a disability information and equipment show called Naidex. It really really rocks. I will write a seperate entry about it as I don’t want to mess it up. I will just say this – being there is like being among “my people” and it’s brilliant. Leaving it all behind was tough but I did it with fond…

  • Attempts at World Domination,  disability,  disability rights,  katie thorpe,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Katie, again.

    >And me, this time, too ;o) The Guardian has an article on it’s website about Katie Thorpe – Whose Life is it Anyway? And they included an extract from one of my blog entries about her in it. How cool is that?!?! I quite like the article, I think it does a fair job of describing the thoughts and feelings of disability bloggers and of Katie’s mother. And it hasn’t degenerated into disablist language or such stereotypes, which had concerned me. As I’m writing this there are two comments left on the article online and neither of them particularly fill me with joy. I’m waiting to see if there is…

  • Attempts at World Domination,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    >My Lords, Ladies, and Gentlemen…

    >This here Wheelchair Princess spent the morning at the palace.  Blenheim Palace. It was fun.  Absolutely fucking freeze your tits off freezing.  And the point in time when I spent 30 minutes having my photo taken without a coat on was bloody stupid of myself.  But it was fun nonetheless. The palace and it’s surroundings are beautiful, absolutely breathtaking.  We didn’t go inside but we did get to go right up outside it and we got taken past a load of signs indicating that this was a private area.  How much did that rock?!?! When we got back in the car to drive to the particular part of the grounds…

  • Attempts at World Domination,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    >Please Vote for Me/Us TODAY

    >As some/all of you know I go sailing in Oxford and we are fundraising for a new more accessible pontoon. Tonight at 6pm our group will be featured on local itv news (Thames Valley Tonight) for the peoples millions and we need people to ring and vote for us to win a grant towards this. You do not have to be in this region to vote. The lines are open now and the number is 08702 437 801 You can vote up to 10 times from each number Thank you very much!! Emma All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • Attempts at World Domination,  sailing,  tv,  Uncategorized

    >Please Vote For Me/Us!!!

    >I wasn’t planning on this entry for a few more days but I got e-mailed a ready written version and I’m all about the lazy lately so here goes: The Farmoor Reservoir Pontoon Project needs your vote to help disabled sailors.   This project has been fundraising for the past four years to provide a stable pontoon with improved access for disabled sailors. It will also create a larger harbour area which will benefit beginner sailors and windsurfers, especially youngsters, when the winds are stronger or are offshore. We have now raised £120,000 towards the Pontoon Project and are planning to construct as much of the structure as we can…

  • Attempts at World Domination,  Losin' It,  sailing,  shopping,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >I got the blahs

    >I was in Reading most of yesterday shopping so didn’t get here.  And truthfully, when I got home, I just couldn’t be bothered. Yet again no change in my weight. I’ve had this week off of work but don’t feel rested at all, it’s actually been pretty stressful as a result of what I got asked to do today.  I am looking forward to it but differences in attitudes have stressed me out.  😈   I’m getting picked up in 10 minutes, more on that later. It’s all pretty blah at the moment anyway. 👿 All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com