• 2016,  mental health,  photos,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    Spotted at the Sailing Club

    There are, perhaps, five Tuesday evening sails left this year.  I personally suspect only four but five is most likely and the most it could be is six.  Although the person who runs sailability always says when asked “we try to keep sailing until the clocks change” I think I’ve only ever sailed in October once.  In a way I look forward to the off season and what that will bring – I have a couple of very exciting things planned for October and later in the year.  But most of me isn’t ready for the hot day, sunshine and sailing to come to an end.  How can it be…

  • 2016,  Family,  photos,  Uncategorized

    Henry Pics

    Here’s a picture from today of me with my nephew Henry who is three months old. People keep asking me about him so I thought it time to share another photo. And because I love it here’s another of him on Boxing Day complete with paper hat.

  • 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…

  • 2015,  Family,  photos,  Uncategorized

    The Wedding of Sophie and James

    I’ve been telling people I’m going to post this “tomorrow” since last Wednesday. And now I finally have. On Saturday 19th September 2015 my sister Sophie married her partner James at Lains Barn in Oxfordshire.  I was a bridesmaid along with my sister in law and two of Sophie’s friends.  It was a lovely occasion and after a terrible week of weather the day of the wedding was hot, bright and sunny.  As was the next day when we had a brunch to continue celebrating at my parents house.  It’s not been as nice since.  I really enjoyed the opportunity to see friends and family – some of whom I…

  • 2015,  photos,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    Spotted At The Sailing Club

    The weather was so bad on Monday that I was sure I wouldn’t be going sailing  And then on Tuesday it was better but I still thought it likely we wouldn’t go.  As the day went on I began to suspect a yes was possible.  Then I got an email saying it wasn’t great weather and the access dinghies wouldn’t go out but confident challenger sailors were welcome but likely to get wet. I’m never quite sure when they say that whether I’m what they mean by confident challenger sailors. I’m quite a fair weather sailor and I get scared easily. But the friend I was getting a lift with…

  • 2015,  photos,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    Spotted At The Sailing Club

    Farmoor reservoir where I sail is a beautiful place. Particularly in the evening when the sun is setting. I have many photos of those moments and even after all these years of sailing it can still take my breath away.  This year there haven’t been many evenings at the sailing club because of the weather and even when we’ve been there it’s been dreary and meh so I’ve not added many photos to my collection.  And even fewer have been worth sharing here on my blog.  But this week I ended up with one that ticked both categories. Photo shows a very still reservoir with a setting sun,  a few…

  • 2015,  photos,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    Spotted at the Sailing Club

    I can’t believe tonight was the last sail in June and this is the first one of these posts I’ve done this year. Although I think between the couple of times I couldn’t go and it being called off due to weather several times and one or two other blips this was only the fourth or fifth Tuesday evening I’ve been on the water this year (not counting the regatta.) I think fourth but it’s niggling at my that it’s fifth although I can’t think when that was. Lots of photos today – I think these might be the most I’ve posted in any one of these entries. We stayed…

  • 2013,  anaemia,  crafts,  creative writing class,  NaNo,  NaNoWriMo,  photos,  powerchair,  Quickie Salsa,  Uncategorized,  writing

    Random Bullet Points of Life

    ♥ I got my powerchair back yesterday and I took it out for a very long wander around this afternoon. I came back cold but with the cobwebs well and truly blown away and feeling happier. (An Instagram I took as proof I went out and because I thought it looked nice. Road, trees, sky, cars going past and the power station in the distance) ♥ I can’t remember if I posted here that I was going to take the creative writing class again. It was going to be a five week class with the same tutor I had before. The first one was last week but the rest have…

  • 2013,  books and reading,  my mother,  photos,  things that make me smile,  Uncategorized,  unexpected things,  yayness

    A book that blew my mind #fridayreads #amreading

    I have a copy of a book called 1001 books you must read before you die. There have been several editions of this book so at various times different books have been put on the list and taken off again (and in the case of Memoirs of a Geisha I believe returned to the most recent edition of the list). I have the 2010 edition but I also have an app on my iPad and a spreadsheet both of which list every single book that have ever appeared on an edition of the 1001 books you must read before you die list. I believe the total number of books is…