Merry Christmas!

It seems as though I’ve forgotten this blog over the last few months. I haven’t, I’ve thought of it often but not been writing. It’s not deliberate, it’s just the way things have gone for no real reason.  Lots of things I’ve thought of writing but not many have actually made it as far as fingers on keyboard and fewer still have made it as far as hitting the publish button.

I’ll be back in a few days with a wrap up post of 2015 I want to write (which may turn into two posts) and I plan to be back with a bang in January.  I’m taking the next few days off of the Internet and social media to rest and catch up on reading and films and things I’ve meant to do but not managed because I’ve been distracted by rubbish on the Internet (and not rubbish on the Internet too).

But for now I just wanted to post to thank everyone who reads this and  especially the few who take the time to comment for their support this year.  And most of all to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Project 365 – Week 1

One of my goals for this year is to complete Project 365. One photo a day, everyday, for a year. Or at least to give it a really good go. It’s something I started doing at the beginning of last year but gave up on by the 4th or thereabouts because most of my photos were on my phone which went missing and I lost them all. So this year I’m trying it again.

Here are my first week and photos

the view as i wandered home. blue sky, buildings, cars and the power station in the distance.
Day 1
I took this on my way back from the supermarket. I wanted to take something to show how blue the sky was because it felt like it hadn’t been nice like that for ages. And then I realised that on 1st January 2014 I wouldn’t have that sight. The power station is due to cease generating this year and then be knocked down. A lot of people think it blights the landscape and it probably does BUT it was also an integral part of my childhood. In part because my Dad worked there for many years but also because you can see it for many miles. When we would be coming back from holiday we’d watch out for it and want to be the first to call out “I can see the chimney pots.” The saying was always that we weren’t home until we saw them. It might seem strange but I think I will miss seeing it in the distance.

the control and charger for my powerchair.

Day 2

This is the control and charger lead for my powerchair, whilst my chair was charging. The charger wire are showing a little bit. I took this because I wanted to send it to someone but as I’m writing this I’ve just realised I never did send it. Oops.

a large Christmas tree outside in the dark, lit with blue lights

Day 3

The Christmas tree in town, lit up. Mostly because I didn’t expect it to be there still and it is kinda pretty.

dinner

Day 4
Last night’s dinner. Pancetta and roasted veg (mushrooms, potatoes, carrots and peppers) cooked in olive oil and garlic. Very yummy. I use frozen veg and small new potatoes that don’t need prepping. Plus, pancetta that comes ready cubed and garlic granules. Out of the packet, into the oven tray and onto the plate. Easy.

My TV showing the Fraggle Rock ident on the screen.

Day 5
CITV (children’s ITV) turned 30 this week. To celebrate they’re having an Old Skool weekend and showing programmes that span the whole period – mostly old shows that aren’t on any more or older episodes of current shows (I think). I watched a bit. I didn’t make a particular effort and when I looked back at the listings I missed several of my favourites but it was cool to see stuff like Funhouse again. Fraggle Rock was something I really wanted to see so I took this picture of my TV with the Fraggle Rock ident on the screen. I have to say it was a little disappointing (but I was kinda distracted at that point) but I still freaking love the theme tune!

>Merry Christmas to All and To All A Good Night!

>Just a super quick blog entry to wish everyone a very very Merry Christmas.  I meant to get here much sooner and write more but I am well and truly out of time (and my internet is playing up again as it has every evening for the past week or so) so that will have to do for now!

Have a great one no matter what you do.

Lots of love to you all for all your friendship and support this year, it’s very very appreciated and you’ll probably never know how much!

Merry Christmas!!!!

Emma xxx

>Christmas comes but once a year

>So early today I was lying on my bed reading a book.  I went to see Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 tonight (which was really good, I loved it) and I wanted to get some chair free time right before going out as my legs have been very tight and spasmy lately.  It didn’t seem to help but hey they might have been worse if I’d not done it.  Plus, I’m reading a really good book.

Anyway, I was reading and I was wondering if the guy had written more, thinking about when and what I was having for dinner (6pm film not conductive for an easy dinner!).  Snuggled under my duvet both for comfort and for warmth.

Then an ice cream van came up the road.

Now, I do live in area where there are loads of young kids so the ice cream comes a lot.  But I don’t think it’s been here for a while.  And it’s the 19th of November.  Whilst it was a little warmer today than yesterday I was surprised to see and hear it but didn’t think too much of it.

Until the music started playing again and I realised just what is was.

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

I know that shops and everywhere are getting very into the Christmas thing now because it IS the only time of year they can but that’s just weird.

There is something very, very wrong about an ice cream van announcing it’s presence with a Christmas Carol.

And that’s now two days and two bizarre things.  I must admit I’m wondering what the third bizarre thing will be!