• 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…

  • acceptance,  advocacy,  attitudes,  awareness,  courage,  disability,  Disability Glossary,  honesty,  I want to change the world,  perceptions,  perspective,  tv,  Uncategorized

    Inspiration Porn

    Tonight is the yearly Children in Need appeal here in the UK. BBC One is taken over by a telethon for about seven hours. The idea is to raise money to help disadvantaged children. So you see video clips of children from other countries walking miles for water, young carers helping their mum or dad and disabled children doing things too. And it’s a given that those children will either look sad or have their story told using emotive language such as “suffers from…” Or “whilst other children are playing little Johnny must…” Interspersed with those clips are famous people doing silly stuff, frequent updates on how much has been…

  • Family,  friends,  NaNoWriMo,  tv,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Somethings are more important

    >I had hoped to update my blog this evening with the news that I had won NaNoWriMo for the third fourth (was sure it would be the third but then after I hit publish I looked on the NaNo site which says otherwise) time.  But that was not to be. I am so close to winning that it’s pretty much a given that will happen.  Just not today.  I have about 4K left I think.  In all honest it’s a bit of a mess though as I’ve ended up writing bits of both the projects I considered dong for NaNo and a tiny bit of a short story that landed in…

  • thinking,  tv,  Uncategorized

    >Brief check in

    >I’ve got lots going on and lots to think about and I’m feeling rather frazzled just thinking about how busy next week looks like it’s going to be.  I’m fine but I don’t want to blog about all the stuff I have to think about at the moment (mostly because of one person who might be reading this).  I’ll be back tomorrow with more of an update but for now a few bits: I liked the new Torchwood but thought it wasn’t dark or sexy enough.  I think I probably need to rewatch Children of Earth however because I felt a bit like I’d missed something…  It’s certainly a very…

  • Attempts at World Domination,  sailing,  tv,  Uncategorized

    >Please Vote For Me/Us!!!

    >I wasn’t planning on this entry for a few more days but I got e-mailed a ready written version and I’m all about the lazy lately so here goes: The Farmoor Reservoir Pontoon Project needs your vote to help disabled sailors.   This project has been fundraising for the past four years to provide a stable pontoon with improved access for disabled sailors. It will also create a larger harbour area which will benefit beginner sailors and windsurfers, especially youngsters, when the winds are stronger or are offshore. We have now raised £120,000 towards the Pontoon Project and are planning to construct as much of the structure as we can…

  • my mother,  sailing,  tv,  Uncategorized

    >Well, thanks, I think…

    >“They’ll want people who are really into sailing.  And obviously they”ll want to film a wheelchair user.” “Yeah that’s why they asked me – because it’s the most visually obvious of our disabilities.” “No – they asked you because you’re a mouthy cow.”  – My mother’s take on why I was asked to be filmed sailing for The People’s Millions.  It’s nice to know she has a high opinion of me, isn’t it?! And yes, I’m more than likely going to be on TV again.  It’s all really rather exciting! *squees loudly* All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com