• 2014,  books and reading,  disability,  memories,  quotes,  Uncategorized

    The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman

    So I made a conscious decision that I wasn’t going to go on NetGalley for a while.  And I was really good.  I didn’t go on it and I ignored all their emails inviting me to read books and suggesting ones I’d like.  Then at stupid o’clock last Saturday night/Sunday morning when I really should have been in bed I decided enough was enough and I’d go and see what books they had that I might be able to review. And so my quick five minutes look before bed turned even longer when I requested All The Books.  Several I was turned down for but luckily for me Ebury approved…

  • 2013,  anaemia,  courage,  depression,  down,  friends,  memories,  personal,  Uncategorized,  unexpected things

    Surrounded by Sadness

    After I wrote the things that make me happy post on Saturday I’d planned to write some more on the subject. I will write more on the subject I’m sure but tonight sees me writing about the opposite of happiness. Because there is a hell of a lot of sadness around me lately. I heard of the death of a friend of mine and my parents yesterday. It was I think the sixth death I’ve heard of in the past seven weeks. Plus my Dad was saying he and my mum know of two others who have died recently. Two distant family members. For one she was in her nineties…

  • 2013,  Christmas,  food,  goals,  memories,  photos,  Quickie Salsa,  tv,  Uncategorized

    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 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…

  • blogging,  friends,  memories,  safety,  Uncategorized,  uni

    >Looking Back – and then briefly forward

    >I wrote my first ever blog entry almost 11 years ago.  A couple of days ago I started playing with the “you might also like” feature on this blog and started reading some of my older entries (which go back to March 2006 on her as my Wheelchair Princess archives are also here).  And then yesterday I went back even earlier and was reading stuff from 2003/2004.  This evening I went all the way back to the very beginning 8th November 2000. And it really hooked me in. It’s really interesting going back all those years and seeing what I was up too then.  My style back then seems to…

  • films,  jazzy,  memories,  powerchair,  Uncategorized

    >Disassemble

    >My powerchair was picked up this morning to be taken to the workshop.  They’re going to take it to pieces and try and work out what’s going on.  Something was mentioned this morning about hooking it up to a computer or some such but I don’t know anything about that.  I don’t know how long it’ll be gone because it depends if it needs parts (which we think it probably will) and I’ve also asked them to replace the tyres while they have it.  Even more expense but better to do it all in one hit. One of my favourite films as a child was Short Circuit.  There’s a totally…

  • memories,  Uncategorized

    >Memories

    >I’ve had this on my facebook page for a few days and I’ve been loving the memories people have left (if you’re on my facebook and haven’t commented please do so!).  So as some of my friends read this but aren’t on facebook I thought I’d post it here too. Think fast! Leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember! Don’t send a message, leave a comment on here. Next, re-post this intro in your notes and see how many people leave a memory about you. This could be scary! All content copyright Emma…

  • hopes and dreams,  memes,  memories,  Uncategorized

    >A Review of 2007 In Survey Form

    > A Review of 2007 In Survey Form   1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before? Got a tattoo. Learned to knit. Helped to run training for new people at work. Saw Daniel Radcliffe naked.   2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I had goals I was working towards – some I met and others I’m still working on.  Still others were unsuccessful.  I will set new goals for next year as I do frequently – reevaluating my life and situation.     3. Did anyone close to you give birth? No   4. Did…

  • carnivals,  Family,  memories,  Uncategorized

    >Family Relationships

    >Kathryn is hosting the next Disability Blog Carnival and has suggested the topic of “Family”. These are my thoughts on family and disability. I’ve always been disabled and so I can’t comment on that aspect of the interaction between the two (acquiring a disability, I mean). What I can tell you is that my sister is seven years younger than me and we have a brother who is slap bang in the middle of us. Which meant there were times when I was in my chair and she was in the buggy. Explaining to a four year old why he is the only one who has to walk is not…

  • memories,  sick crip,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >Thinking about medical history

    >I’ve spent a lot of time yesterday and today wondering about whether or not it is better to know when it comes to certain things. In terms of my medical history, I know that I was born six weeks early. I know that I spent some time in the SCBU and that I was fed via an NG Tube while in there. I also know that when I was a few days old I got up to my first bit of mischief and pulled out the NG Tube. I know that one day there was really bad snow and they recommended traveling only if you really had too – and…

  • memories,  Uncategorized

    >Christmas, bah humbug

    >Christmas was good in parts, rubbish in others. I enjoyed myself for the most part but I did have several crying spells over the last few days and am extremely glad to have been back in my flat for about seven hours now. I point blank could not have coped any longer and we will be doing things differently next year (I will more than likely spend the days with my family but come back here to sleep at night). Lets just say that emotions and tempers were all a bit high and throwing my care needs into the mix was not pretty as it never is!Three years ago we…