• 2018,  creative,  disability,  disability normal,  things that make me smile,  yayness

    Unlimited Festival 2018

    On Wednesday, a friend and I went to London to visit Unlimited Festival at The Southbank Centre. Unlimited is a festival of disability arts. We saw a variety of different art exhibits. One was a messy house, meant to represent how the artist’s disability means she struggles with cleaning. The different fabrics and wallpapers had bright patterns, inspired by the dirt in her own home. Another was pictures by two people with learning disabilities who had spent a year exploring London and based the pictures on that. One, Ian Wornast, had drawn map like layouts in what appeared to be felt tip. I think they were my favourite. The big…

  • 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…

  • 2012,  Cheerful Stuff,  Family,  friends,  fun stuff,  good things,  songs of my life,  surprises,  things that make me smile,  Uncategorized,  unexpected things,  yayness

    Party Memories (part one)

    Small bullet point memories of my 30th birthday party.  I’ve been putting off writing this until I feel less depressed.  I do feel like things are moving forward from that point of view but they’re still bad.  It occurred to me however that I might feel better for thinking and writing about something very cheerful so here goes… It was really, really good fun. I danced so much that my back hurt most of the next day.  That was totally worth it. I’d really agonised over the venue because the party room and bar are on one floor and the two disabled loos are on another (right next to each…

  • Family,  Uncategorized,  yayness

    >Yay Soph!

    >I just tweeted this but what the hell, I’ll blog it too. Soph completed the half marathon today in 2:56:52!!!  FANTASTIC for the girl who couldn’t run a mile when she signed up. I’ll get photos up soon but for now, some more stats Runner No.: 3371 Position (Overall): 6534 Position (Gender): 2045 Position (Age group): 1218 All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • Uncategorized,  yayness

    >The Vagina Monologues

    >My mum and I went to see The Vagina Monologues in Oxford tonight.  I absolutely loved it. It was funny, it was graphic.  It was sad, it was thought provoking. It was happy, it was insightful.  It was educational, it was freeing.  Empowering actually might be a better word than freeing, but I’ll leave that in too. It was great. I think Mum enjoyed it too although she did say it was more graphic than she’d expected.  It was pretty much what I expected although for some reason I had thought that the woman in it would share some of their own personal stories.  But maybe that’s something that happens more…

  • fun stuff,  Uncategorized,  yayness

    >Should have done it sooner

    >I did something this afternoon that I’ve wanted to do for a long time but didn’t have the nerve to do.  I literally had a list of about five reasons why I shouldn’t do it.  I wasn’t actually going to do it but then I heard something that I wasn’t expecting and it made me introspective and thoughtful.  And I just thought “fuck it do it”  So I did. I had my hair cut properly, properly short. I’m very pleased with it and will share some photos later – I need to look for the leads to my camera first.  Sophie, my hairdresser, said afterwards that we should have done…

  • Uncategorized,  yayness

    >Carrots

    >I spent an hour and forty minutes in the hairdressers earlier today. Got myself all primped with £54.20 worth of cut and colour (yay colour sale!) Love the cut, mostly love the colour.  The colour came out very different to what I expected but it is cool and very me.  I asked for vibrant and obvious and that’s what I got. Then we went sailing this evening and for the second week running I didn’t sail but was hanging around on the beach and in the club house when it got colder.  And this random windsurfer came up to me. “I love the colour of your hair!  It’s very carroty.”…

  • friends,  fun stuff,  interwebs,  Uncategorized,  yayness

    >Blogosphere, a Sucky Day, Postcards and Screw Bronze

    >I’ve been reading a few posts lately on other blogs where they share links to other blogs they love. And for the last few days I’ve been meaning to mention this so here goes. If you’ve not been over to Screw Bronze! and read the writings of Elizabeth McClung, you really really should. I had a really sucky day on Wednesday. But I also had a lovely surprise the knowledge of which (it was waiting for me at home) helped me through the suck and also most importantly made my day. It came as I was leaving the house but I didn’t get a chance to look at it properly…

  • fun stuff,  Uncategorized,  yayness

    >Go, Go, Go, Joseph

    >I went to see Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat last Friday (week yesterday). It was amazing. I’ve seen it before, my parents gave me tickets for me and two friends to go for my birthday when I was 14 or maybe 15. Philip Schofield played Joseph then. Craig from Any Dream Will Do played Joseph this time and Anthony from the same show played the Pharoh. Anthony’s a local lad and it was very obvious there was a big crowd from here that had gone to Oxford (20 minutes by train away although we drove) to see it. That’s not why we went though, we went because I love…

  • Uncategorized,  yayness

    >The Wow Factor

    >I’ve got the Wow Factor today. Definitely, definitely, definitely got The Wow Factor. Equally, I need to stop walking right into it when my mum tries to wind me up. But I got the Wow Factor!!! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com