• 2014,  books and reading,  Cheerful Stuff,  freedom,  fun stuff,  Uncategorized

    Going to London

    Wednesday, mid morning my mobile rang.  It was a friend of mine who works for one of the organisations I volunteer with.  She was calling in her professional capacity with good news.  A project I organised and ran has been shortlisted for some form of award.  The ceremony is in London, in February. Did I want to go? Obviously I said yes straight away.  We chatted a bit more and then said goodbye. I spent some time looking up the venue online and being excited and then got on with my day. Yesterday, a bit before 5pm my mobile rang again.  It was still in my bag where I’d been…

  • Cheerful Stuff,  sailing,  Uncategorized,  you know you've got CP

    Laugh

    I’ve been trying not to sweat the small stuff so much lately. Given how much I swore when I got an email earlier that some of my Paralympic tickets need changing its safe to say its not worked as well as it could but it has made a difference. So here’s my new theory. Laughter Got a chance to sail but the wind is a bit scarier than you’d like? Take a friend on a buddy seat and go anyway. Find something to laugh about. When it gets a bit hairy? Swear. And then laugh When three waves hit you in the face one after the other your soaked to…

  • 2012,  acceptance,  access,  advocacy,  Attempts at World Domination,  Cheerful Stuff,  depression,  disability,  discrimination,  so you had a bad day,  songs of my life,  Uncategorized

    Loser Like Me

    This entry may come across as cagy. It is deliberately so. I’ve been dealing with a completely ridiculous access fail for the past 12 weeks. Basically it’s done a complete number on my self confidence and depression, serving as a weekly reminder every Thursday that I’m different and that I’m not worthy of what everyone else has. Twelve weeks of being told they’d made a decision to do X about including me and then suddenly two weeks later we’ll do Y or oh no Z instead. It is dealt with. I’m not exactly enamoured with the reasonable adjustment type solution they’ve come with. Full the same as everyone else access…

  • 2012,  Cheerful Stuff,  Family,  friends,  fun stuff,  good things,  songs of my life,  surprises,  things that make me smile,  Uncategorized,  unexpected things,  yayness

    Party Memories (part one)

    Small bullet point memories of my 30th birthday party.  I’ve been putting off writing this until I feel less depressed.  I do feel like things are moving forward from that point of view but they’re still bad.  It occurred to me however that I might feel better for thinking and writing about something very cheerful so here goes… It was really, really good fun. I danced so much that my back hurt most of the next day.  That was totally worth it. I’d really agonised over the venue because the party room and bar are on one floor and the two disabled loos are on another (right next to each…

  • Cheerful Stuff,  CP related,  Uncategorized

    >You Know You Have CP when…

    >… the four things you are most excited about are (in order of when they are happening): Going to see Kate Adie give a talk about her experiences tomorrow night Going out to eat to celebrate Sophie’s graduation/degree results next week The My Sister’s Keeper film coming out at the end of the week. A hospital appointment in two weeks. And you even more know you have CP when you realise that if you had put them in order of how excited you are, the hospital appointment would be first or second (it was first but I’m really looking forward to tomorrow night so the closeness of that has temporarily…

  • Cheerful Stuff,  things that make me smile,  Uncategorized

    >”Yay!”

    > A couple of hours ago I spoke to a good friend on the phone.  I mentioned that I came last in the regatta (27/27 – last in bronze and last over all).  Each time I mentioned another of those little bits she said “yay!” and made me laugh loads.  She suggests that I should get a prize for managing to be so spectacularly last. I really could care less about the regatta but I’m grouchy today for other reasons and that put the smile back on my face.  But it also made me realise just why it is some people think the two of us are weird and don’t…

  • 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…

  • Cheerful Stuff,  Uncategorized

    >Reasons to be Cheerful

    >It’s ten past four and it’s STILL LIGHT! Properly light. If that isn’t a happy thought I don’t know what is. And I managed not to show someone just how annoyed I was with them earlier. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • Cheerful Stuff,  crafts,  memes,  Uncategorized

    >Gift Train

    >Meme time again! Kay over at The Gimp Parade posted the following about this meme and well, i’m in.  Here’s what she wrote: Gift train Like a meme, only it can invade your snail mailbox: Via Grace at What If No One’s Watching? — By the end of January, 2008, I will send a tangible, physical gift to each of the first five people to comment here, so long as each of those five people are willing to make the same offer in their own LJ or blog. I’ve taken the liberty of giving myself a month’s more time to accomplish this. Also note that “tangible and physical” possibly means…