• 2015,  dose of happy,  Emma,  Family,  good things,  hospital,  photos,  Uncategorized

    Auntie Emma

    Last week I became an Aunt for the first time! Several of my cousins have children as do one or two friends and lot of those kids know me as Auntie Emma (something which surprised me).  But last week I became a proper Auntie.  My brother and sister in law welcomed their first child which was really exciting. Henry David Nicholas was born Tuesday 13th October 2015 weighing 8lb 1oz. The level of excitement in the Crees family really had to be seen to be believed. I think in the past week most of us have fallen in love with the baby but calmed down somewhat. I haven’t seen my…

  • 2013,  dose of happy,  Uncategorized

    Things that make me happy

    Mum and I went to see Gyles Brandreth in his one man snow Looking for Happiness this evening. It wasn’t what I was expecting but it was was really good. The only reason it wasn’t what I was expecting was because I didn’t really know much about him in advance of the show tonight and was expecting something a little more stand up like. Some of his stories I’d not heard of the people he mentioned but unlike with some other acts when I’ve been too young to know some of the things or people they were talking about that didn’t matter. I picked up a copy of his book…

  • 2012,  achievements,  Attempts at World Domination,  CP related,  disability,  dose of happy,  standing frame,  Uncategorized

    Gold!

    “And on this banner day during the Oxfordshire Crip-Olympics 2012 the Gold medal in the standing frame event is awarded to Emma Crees. In a breathtaking performance she wows the crowds and sets a personal best of 40 minutes standing in the frame. A well deserved gold for the talented CPer who just a year ago was a novice in the standing frame with no expectation of ever achieving greatness. The grin on her face when she realised just what she’d managed has to be seen to be believed. A gold medal day to never be forgotten.” And the crowd goes wild…. ♥ Emma

  • 2012,  dose of happy,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    Things That Make Me Smile

    Getting several phone calls and emails and similar “bits” done in one morning all of which have been hanging over me for days if not weeks. Sitting outside reading in the sunshine. It was a book I’d been sent o review and not only was it free it was very good. A long sail in the sunshine. It didn’t feel like there was much wind but I was able to keep the boat moving all the time. And once or twice I hit the wind just right and really took off.   Seeing a friend in the distance but not being able to chat. I’d have loved to chat. But…

  • 100 days of writing,  2012,  dose of happy,  Uncategorized

    >An unusual sight #dohmonday #withtheband #100daysofwriting

    >Today was better than I expected and I had the opportunity to take time out in the middle of my busy day. I read in the sunshine for just under an hour and finished reading my book then took a shower before continuing my day. Time to just be, it was perfect. That’s what I wanted from my disconnected day at the weekend but it didn’t happen. Disconnecting did but life kicked me in the teeth so there was angst and little chilling Plus, I had my last counselling session. They were both doses of happy for me today. And now, a poem Dark skyBright lightsCars stream pastKeep going fastLife…