• Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >A Writer In A Wheelchair

    >My new blog is all set up.  Moving my data is proving to be more complicated than I anticipated so I’ll have to think about it some more. But in the mean time you can find it here – and I just updated it.  There isn’t much there at the moment though. More than likely this will be the last entry in this specific blog. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

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    >Back but not for long

    >It was a wordpress error and not a problem with the renewal that had this blog down over the weekend. Thankfully my webhost fixed it and without any data lost. But I’ve set up a new blog and will be moving over there once I get it set up and all my data moved across. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

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    >Site problems

    >There is a chance this website is going to disappear in the next few days. My web host are being a bit shit about renewing it. I’ve paid the renewal (which they agree I have) but keep getting reminders to pay. Have already had one support ticket in about this (supposedly resolved) but just got another reminder to pay. Along with the “your site could go offline” warning in it. ARGH All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Random Bullet Points of Life

    >Item: On Monday it appeared that one of the things I’ve been wanting to do since I heard about it was in fact going to have to be off of the cards for me because of CP. Item: Yesterday there were two things that were CP crap and using lots of my disability fighting ness and all a bit much.  Particularly because of the guilt trips involved.  And the sighing. Item: people involved in assisting people with disabilities should not be allowed to sigh whilst doing so.  The “Okay I’ll do that” …. *Sigh* thing is discouraging. Item: Yesterday and Monday’s Items added together make me fed up and down.…

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    >Gentlemen prefer blondes

    >But this cripple does not. I don’t like the fact that my hair is gradually getting more and more blonde as the week goes on.  In fact the word “sandy” was used to describe the colour of my hair today.  And Sophie said earlier that my hair is a different colour every time she sees me. This fading is a little bit ridiculous.  I’ll probably be bleach blonde in a few weeks if it keeps up.  I had blonde as anything hair when I was two or three but I’ve been mousy and brunette (and many many colours from a bottle) ever since.  I never missed being a blonde.  I…

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    >Catch up post

    >I kind of feel like I should write some kind of catch up post with all the little bits of my life I’ve not blogged lately. I’m still doing behind the scenes stuff one day a week at CAB and advising on the other.  And by day I still mean half day, obviously.  I’m really enjoying the behind the scenes stuff – it’s social policy work.  I do stuff like prep letter to go to our MP, type up any evidence, posters so our clients can see what we’re gathering evidence on stuff like that.  Advising I probably enjoy less but I still get a lot out of at times.…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Ordered my new chair!

    >My new wheelchair is on order! Or at least it should be… I called and left a message for the “Wheelchair Therapist” I saw telling her I wanted it.  They said she would call me tomorrow morning (probably then) about it. After a lot of advice, research and soul searching I decided that I would take the Action3 they offered me. The voucher I was offered would in no way have been anywhere near the realistic cost of anything else.  I had two long chats with advice workers from Scope who thought it definitely worth a shot to ask for more funding.  I have no problem with topping up a…

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    >Equal Honours

    >I was e-mailed a link yesterday to a petition on the 10 Downing Street website.  That’s the official website of the office of the Prime Minister. This is a petition to give paralympic medalists the same honours that olympic medalists receive. From the petition: A gold medal is a gold medal. In the 2009 New Years Honours only 17 of the 35 Paralympic gold medalists, compared to all of the Olympic gold medalists recieved honours. Most of these gold medalists have again been overlooked in the 2009 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Why? Because the Paralympians had to win 2 golds to be considered for an honour. However, some athletes could only…

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    >Planning a redesign

    >I’ve switched my layout back to an old theme I had on last year (I think it was at least).  I love the primepress theme especially the rotating header function but having had that on since August or September (I think September) last year it was definitely time for a change. I’m actually working on a customised theme for myself.  Probably Kubrick because that’s what I usually customise and it’s easy.  Plus I mostly know what I’m doing with that which is always a good thing.  Don’t want to be making my blog blow up and stop working again.  Doing that once was definitely more than enough.  In my defence…

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    >I’d call this entry toilet humour, but there’s nothing funny about it.

    >I went shopping on Saturday.  And in the space of about twenty minutes had two of the most shocking disability incidents I’ve had in a long time.  I wrote an e-mail to trading standards about one of them earlier this evening.  But other than being shocked and thinking it’s rude (jesus wept, i don’t think it could have been worse) there’s nothing I can do about it. So I’ll blog it.  And I’ll probably blog the other incident too at some point but I should give trading standards some time to get back to me first. Anyway, I was in Reading shopping.  Specifically I was in Marks and Spencer and…