• awareness,  I want to change the world,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Respect for all

    >I believe that disability awareness is a very good thing, as is acceptance. I also believe that some people who harp on about how people need to be more aware and/or accepting are hypocritical. Someone I know (but don’t know that well) and his partner have recently spent a considerable amount of time talking to me about how it isn’t fair the way disabled people get treated and everything we have to go thru. He had a stroke a few years ago. Yes, disabled people deserve respect. I agree with that. Yes, we should be treated the same as normal people. I agree with that, although I don’t agree with…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Questions and Answers and a “Friday Sixteen”

    >I almost did a list of all of the plays and musicals I’ve seen at the theatre yesterday for my T13. But, I didn’t think I’d seen anything like 13 so I did my memories of my childhood instead. Then last night I got curious and made a list of what I had seen. And so, a Friday Sixteen: Barnum Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Rent Grease (three times) Rocky Horror (twice) Fame Sing-a-Long-a-Abba Chicago Lord of The Dance The Full Monty Saturday Night Fever Oliver Bugsy Malone Cats An Inspector Calls Phantom of The Opera on Ice Answers to Comments… No, I never got to meet Tony Hart.…

  • memes,  memories,  Uncategorized

    >Thursday Thirteen About My Childhood

    > Thirteen Things about My Childhood 1…. I was born six weeks early and was in the SCBU for a while2…. I had to have an NG tube then and pulled it out when I was a few days old – my first mischeif!3… I was dx with CP when I was two and a half4… I had three surgeries, the last when I was about 9.5… I always went to mainstream schools but I had a degree of support there6… I started horse riding lessons when I was 3 and kept them up till I was 187… I won a lego building competition at LegoLand Denmark when I was…

  • quotes,  Uncategorized

    >Flutterbys!

    >I just went quote hunting, as I like to do. I was trying to find one to base a part of my book around… a quote about butterfly’s as the ones on this layout have inspired me. As usual however, I didn’t just find one… I found many. And so: Flutterby Quotes! May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun.And find your shoulder to light on.To bring you luck, happiness and riches.Today, tomorrow and beyond.~~Irish Blessing “To make a wish come true,whisper it to a Butterfly.Upon these wings it will be taken toheaven and granted, for they are themessengers of the Great Spirit.”~~Native American Legend “Happiness can be as…

  • memories,  travel,  Uncategorized

    >Sunrise Over Uluru

    > I wish I could claim that I designed this template but whilst I can do HTML with some sembalance of success, everytime I attempt CSS it goes horribly wrong. So I am using a new theme which I found on the wordpress site. It’s very, very me and I love it so it’s all good! And I’m sure the image isn’t of Uluru but it’s what it made me think of and so…It reminds me of a sunrise or maybe a sunset. And that makes me think of going to watch the sunrise over Uluru (Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock) and then going back later in the day to…

  • C-A-B,  care,  I want to change the world,  Uncategorized

    >A Question About Complaining

    > I think I must have my old friend writer’s block’s younger sister, Blogger’s Block. I have three different topics that I want to write about (although one I want to wait until the situation which made me want to write it is resolved in a few days) and I can’t make my thoughts make sense for any of them. It’s muchly annoying me. A question for my fellow Brit’s out there – Do you think that it is very “British” (i.e. is it a cultural thing) to want to avoid making a complaint and causing a fuss? At work the other day we were talking about wanting to deal…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001: Progress Report

    >I did number 38 – apply to be a reader book reviewer for New Woman on the 22nd, I’ve not heard anything but hey that’s one knocked off the list! I wore glitter on Friday but as the goal was “wear more glitter” (number 90) I’m not ticking that off yet! I wrote one letter of complaint and I have a letter praising good service planned (96 and 97) so those are started too. and I finished another book on my “to read” list (number 80) So it’s going, slowly but it’s going all the same. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • CP related,  I wish I wrote this,  Uncategorized

    >A powerful short story

    >I just read an incredibly powerful short story which was based on the writer’s real life experiences. The story is called “By Choice” and can be found over on LJ here I love disability related fiction and true life based fiction is an even better way of handling the subject. I write a lot of disability related essays but it is years since I wrote fiction with disabled characters. I’m inspired again though and I think I will be trying my hand at it again soon. But for now I must go and investigate the possibilities for that thing which we call dinner. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 –…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  NEED EDITING,  Uncategorized

    >It seemed a fairly ordinary night…

    > Last night my Mum and I went to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Oxford. It was the second time I’ve seen it and the first time Mum saw it. She wants to go back though so I guess she liked it. I enjoyed it more this time because I wasn’t a Virgin (people who are seeing Rocky Horror for the first time are known as virgins) and so I knew more about it like to shout Slut whenever Janet’s name is mentioned and Asshole whenever Brad’s name is mentioned. And as the pictures show I dressed up this time (click to view larger, as always). Mum dressed…

  • C-A-B,  memes,  Uncategorized

    >A Thursday Thirteen about CAB

    > Thirteen Things about my job 1…. I am a volunteer adviser for Citizen’s Advice Bureau 2. To start with I was an admin assistant there for a couple of months. 3. I started there on Sept 1st 2004 4. And I started my adviser training at the end of October that year, I think. 5. I’ve been advising clients since May last year. 6. I’m still training but I hope to get my certificate soon. 7. I have advised about lots of different subjects, the main ones being divorce, debt, benefits, employment, immigration, neighbour disputes, housing. 8. I never know what my day is going to be like when…