• benefits,  depression,  disability,  links,  Uncategorized

    >Melting Pot of Links

    >It has come to my attention that I haven’t updated my blog in a very long time.  I have a lot to say! I also have to shower, change and eat in the next hour and three quarters. Doable but adding in a long catch up blog would be the straw that broke the camel’s back as they say.  So this is just basically to say that I’m still alive and doing well.  I’ll update tomorrow for Blogging Against Disablism Day and try to find the time to write a general update too. For now however a few links I’ve found interesting lately.  These are a real mixture. Make Change.…

  • Attempts at World Domination,  links,  One Month Before Heartbreak,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Some Writing Links

    >As my mum commented in an e-mail yesterday I seem to be everywhere at the moment.  A slight exaggeration but I have had some success and exposure lately. I was asked to write for Community Care’s Service User Blog about One Month Before Heartbreak as a promotional thing.  One Month Before Heartbreak: You Can Speak Up For Disabled People Too The Guardian have been great with supporting One Month Before Heartbreak and they’ve mentioned us several times.  This Society Daily article pulled out several OMBH contribution to highlight including one of mine (my This is Disability image) I’m now a contributor for Where’s The Benefit?  The first piece I wrote…

  • knitting,  links,  Uncategorized

    >How to Knit

    >One of my blog readers sent me an e-mail the other day saying that they’d been out and bought needles and wool and wanted to learn to knit having been inspired by what I write about it.  They wanted to know if I knew any good websites. knittinghelp.com has great videos which show different techniques.  Not all have sound which can make things a little difficult.  A friend and my mum both helped me to learn – my first project they did the casting on, the adding of yarn and the casting off and I did the actual knitting.   They both cast on for me several times as I…

  • disability,  links,  Uncategorized

    >Few Announcements, mostly of the link persuasion

    >This is my 610th entry on this blog! The next Disability Blog Carnival will be hosted by Stacey AKA Miss Crip Chick. She’s given the theme Disability Culture and Identity and has posted a great list of ideas and prompts. Thats on Thurs 8th with submissions due on/by Mon 4th. BADD (Blogging Against Disablism Day) is back for it’s third go round on this Thursday, 1st May. As usual, the wonderful Goldfish is hosting. I can’t wait to take part although whether I will manage to actually post on Thursday is currently questionable. Naidex starts tomorrow. I’m going on Thursday. Dave is starting an online book club with books of…

  • carnivals,  CP related,  disability blogs,  links,  site admin,  Uncategorized

    >Melting Pot of Links

    >To celebrate the fact that I upgraded to the latest version of wordpress and not only is it working properly, it’s the first time in about six months I’ve upgraded and not had it go slightly wrong… I thought I would share a few links (because working WP means I can use the VRE and not code the links myself, yay!) Nelba over at Chocolachillie wrote a post about perspectives to medical care and disability and life in general (I guess).  It’s well worth a read.  And it’s called Cheap Shoes Always Squeak which is just the best blog post title I have read in, basically, forever. Kathryn’s Ryn Tale’s…

  • disability,  links,  Uncategorized

    >Lots of links, again

    >Some links I wanted to share. For Want of a Word.  Steve shares his thoughts on a talk he did about self-advocacy and shares a wonderful anecdote about Prince Charles which really made me think. Kay has some pretty funny pictures on disability. It’s probably really wrong of me but I do find this article from Ouch! kind of funny. It’s one of those you’ve just got to laugh things… One Million for Disability.  Funky Mango shares a link to a petition to improve the lives of disabled people and combat discrimination within the EU and explains it far better than I ever could.  Did you know that the EU…

  • disability,  links,  Uncategorized

    >Lots of Links

    >I’ve been reading lots of interesting posts on various disability blogs lately. Ones which have made me think and wonder. Ones which I have agreed with and ones I’m not so sure about. I thought I would share links to some of them. I intend to write in detail about a couple of the topics but I don’t have the time or energy now.Jacqui wrote a wonderful post on Alternatives in medicine and also what people believe about why we are disabled. The discussion in the comments is especially worth reading (and I am not just saying that because one of the comments called me a wise one) I don’t…