• 2016,  action3,  Attempts at World Domination,  CP related,  falls,  Uncategorized,  you know you've got CP,  you know...

    You Know You’ve Got CP When…

    …you don’t know whether to post an “argh terrible disaster it’s all going wrong crisis.” status update or a “oh wow this just happened I rock” status update – and the two things relate to different parts of the same incident. So it was something like 11:30pm last night. I’m on the computer and beginning to think about bed but I’m waiting for something on here to finish. I decided to leave it on and go to the loo, start getting sorted.  I’m in the hall, almost to the bathroom when something happened to my manual chair and not only wasn’t I moving but it had dropped in one corner…

  • 2014,  knitting,  Uncategorized,  you know...

    You Know You’re A Knitter When…

    … you end up sat next to a couple of people (a family) at an event. And you can tell straight away that one of them is wearing a (pretty fun) hand knit jumper.  Not only that but I was pretty sure I could tell from the look of it what yarn had been used. Because it was done in one of those varying self striping yarns in a very distinct colour way (It’s been discontinued although a quick google tells me some places still have some colours of it). I had two balls of that exact colourway and knitted myself a scarf with it years ago.  I can see…

  • 2014,  books and reading,  friends,  good things,  Uncategorized,  you know...

    You Know You’re a Bookworm When…

    You get an email from Amazon that someone sent you a gift card. And the message from your friend is that she was going to send flowers to say thank you but she figured reading or free spending would be more appreciated.  She didn’t need to send me something to say thank you, I didn’t expect it. Just the words were enough I would have enjoyed having flowers. They are always a rare but nice surprise. But my friend knows me well.  I’m definitely a massive book fan and they last forever or there abouts. So I’m loving that.  Currently trying to remember when a book I’ve been looking forward…

  • 2014,  crafts,  Crochet,  knitting,  Uncategorized,  you know...

    You know you’re a knitter (and a crocheter) when…

    …you declutter your house and gathering (almost*) all your yarn into one place looks like this Image description: Two clear 80 litre (aka absolutely fucking huge) storage boxes side by side on my bed which has a white frame and dark purple duvet. They are full to the brim of yarn of all different colours and textures – mostly DK but some is different weights. My collection of knitting needles of various sizes is sticking out of one of the boxes. The lids aren’t on in this picture and they are so full my mum had real difficulty getting them on when she put the boxes away. *I thought that…

  • 2014,  books and reading,  Uncategorized,  you know...

    You Know You’re a Bookworm When…

    Mum and I were wandering round Waterstones on Saturday.  We were wandering together but separately and before she went off to look at stuff I said to her not to buy anything without checking with me. That’s because lately we both seem to have bought copies of several books and that’s a bit of a waste. So after a few minutes she hunted me down and showed me what she thought she’d get.  And I’d heard of it and wanted to read it but hadn’t got it.  It was on buy one get one half price so she was hunting for something else to go with it.  And she’d offered…

  • 2013,  books and reading,  theatre,  trains,  Uncategorized,  you know...

    You Know You’re a Book Blogger When…

    …You choose books over alcohol So. I’ve been invited to the theatre on Friday night by my lovely friend Angela. She’s organising the tickets and I’m in charge of figuring out the train. And really, the train times kinda suck. The best way I can figure it out gets us there an hour and a half before. There is another train that gets in an hour before but I’m thinking it’ll take probably twenty minutes to get to the theatre walking/powerchairing and if we do end up doing that it’ll be after having an argument with some idiotic taxi driver which’ll you know take a while. Plus I’ll want a…

  • 2013,  blogging,  books and reading,  hospital,  Uncategorized,  you know...

    You know you’re a book blogger when…

    …you’re people watching outside a hospital whilst on patient transport and most of your thoughts revolve around the people you can see’s reading material. Yup, I had a hospital appt yesterday. and the patient transport took a guy from near where I live to one of the other hospitals in Oxford before taking me to the hospital ten minutes drive away and my appointment at wheelchair services (which, frankly, lets not talk about). So I’m sat in the transport outside the hospital for I’d guess ten minutes. I sort of like to look around and see what’s what. Sometimes ideas come from that for writing. I’m noticing they whoever designed…

  • 2013,  books and reading,  Uncategorized,  you know...

    You Know You’re A Book Blogger When…

    It’s 9pm Wednesday night. You’re going away for the weekend first thing Friday morning. And Thursday will be busy. And whilst you have started getting ready all you’ve actually done is sort out your reading material. But just to be sure you’re still hunting online in case there’s anything better. What? You mean most people pack clothes first? What’s the point of that? 😉

  • personal,  Uncategorized,  you know...

    >You Know…

    >…you have extreme symptoms when you go through them with your consultant and he stops you, checks he’s heard you right and when you confirm he has his response is “Jesus.” Was running through my meds with the consultant at the hospital when he asked about the mefenamic acid.  I told him it’s for my periods and what they were like before I started it. Jesus is probably about right, come to think of it.  They were pretty bad (skipping a month and then having a heavy 17 day long period was my worst ever) looking back.  Mefenamic Acid is working well though to keep the bleeding at slightly more…

  • creative writing class,  Uncategorized,  writing,  you know...

    >You know you’re a writer when…

    >…you get lost in writing and forget to have dinner or the long version: You know you’re a writer when you have a great idea and a fantastic title for your part of a group anthology (that we’re doing in creative writing part).  You get stuck on the how, write the beginning (takes two weeks) and then spend a week trying to figure out how to make what comes next work.  Two hours before the class you figure it out and start trying to get it down.  You do get a rough first draft done but you get so lost in the writing you don’t eat dinner.  Instead you have…