• I want to change the world,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >Be The Change You Want To See In The World

    >I’m making a few changes in my life…. inspired I think by my experiences on my JST trip. So some of you might find I’m not talking with you on MSN or commenting on your blogs as often. Actually I did delete a couple of people from my messenger lists as well. As you’ve probably noticed I’m also not updating here as often. Sometimes you’ve got to make a positive change in your life and for me this is. I’m not going to apologise for these changes they are what I need to be where I want and need to be in my life right now. It’s like it says…

  • awareness,  CP related,  I want to change the world,  Uncategorized

    >Militant Miss Emma

    >My mum and I went shopping on Wednesday to get me some stuff for my trip. We had an extremely successful trip and didn’t spend anything like as much as I thought we might. So I got: a pair of boots, a waterproof warm jacket, two fleeces, a bum bag, a cord to keep my glasses on, some warm socks, some waterproof trousers and some cargo pants. I also got some scrapbooking stuff (loads of it) but obviously that wasn’t for my trip! We also had several disability rights/disability awareness/downright throwing a strop about the way the disabled are treated moments! First I got to the station (late as usual)…

  • awareness,  I want to change the world,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Respect for all

    >I believe that disability awareness is a very good thing, as is acceptance. I also believe that some people who harp on about how people need to be more aware and/or accepting are hypocritical. Someone I know (but don’t know that well) and his partner have recently spent a considerable amount of time talking to me about how it isn’t fair the way disabled people get treated and everything we have to go thru. He had a stroke a few years ago. Yes, disabled people deserve respect. I agree with that. Yes, we should be treated the same as normal people. I agree with that, although I don’t agree with…

  • C-A-B,  care,  I want to change the world,  Uncategorized

    >A Question About Complaining

    > I think I must have my old friend writer’s block’s younger sister, Blogger’s Block. I have three different topics that I want to write about (although one I want to wait until the situation which made me want to write it is resolved in a few days) and I can’t make my thoughts make sense for any of them. It’s muchly annoying me. A question for my fellow Brit’s out there – Do you think that it is very “British” (i.e. is it a cultural thing) to want to avoid making a complaint and causing a fuss? At work the other day we were talking about wanting to deal…

  • awareness,  care,  General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  I want to change the world,  Uncategorized

    >”I don’t need no good advice, no well intentioned sacrifice”

    >It’s been a lazy, lazy day today… it’s been nice. Gave me a chance to recharge my batteries and also to think somethings over and get them sorted out in my head. And my lovely friend Ted who is one of my swimming volunteers and also treasurer for the access group came round and adjusted my brakes for me so they actually work now. He really is a lovely man and I am grateful to have such a caring and helpful person in my life.It’s bitterly cold but dry out and so I took the chance to get outside and get some fresh air – I took my manual chair…

  • awareness,  I want to change the world,  Uncategorized

    >One Voice

    >“One voice can be stronger than a thousand voices.” – Captain Kathryn Janeway to Seven of Nine. (from the Star Trek: Voyager episode The Gift) One voice can be stronger than a thousand voices and that can be a very wonderful thing. People with strong voices have changed the world and shaped our history. And others with voices equally as strong have changed it in small ways too, influenced one person in a small way and shaped their life, made a difference to them. One voice can also be damaging. It’s something I’ve come to learn through my time as a CAB adviser. People, all people not just people in…