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Life On The Edge Of The Sofa
I'm a 42 year old writer, living with my husband and a large collection of tarantulas in Essex. I have an adult son with severe autism and learning disabilities, I'm a media volunteer for Epilepsy Action, and - in spite of a disability preventing me from continuing in my career as a care assistant (I had also hoped to train as a staff nurse) - I give back what I can to my community by volunteering at the local library a few times a week. I am passionate about human and animals rights, and believe that all lives matter. I'm known locally as the eccentric Doctor Who fan who always wears fandom t-shirts and a smile. Oh; I'm also known as Spider Lady.
I enjoy baking, reading and gardening, and I have extensive ways in which to use garden ingredients for pickles and sauces. I've spent this year regaining my health after a near-fatal illness last summer, and encourage others to embrace life in every way they can.
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Monthly Archives: November 2011
Here in England we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but we still wish everybody who does a wonderful day. We also reflect on what we’re thankful for. For me, 2011 has officially been The Year Of Suck. Not only has my health … Continue reading
I may have mentioned that I am a sci-fi geek. I especially love Doctor Who, and have done so for my entire life. It isn’t my birthday for another ten days yet, but I’ve spent most of this month in … Continue reading
Today’s entry from Gone Bananas has got me thinking. About feelings of self-worth, recovering from anxiety and my journey towards confidence over the last eighteen months or so. This year my self-esteem took the largest knock it has ever taken. … Continue reading
If there’s one thing that I really don’t “do” too well, it’s listening to my body when I’m run down. That’s why I’ve been dealing with stomach flu for the last month, because I’ve been attempting to carry on as … Continue reading
As many autists do, I know that I can obsess hugely about some things. For instance, I am so obsessed with the sci-fi genre that I can never get enough of it. Doctor Who is my top obsession in the … Continue reading
Well actually, it was Epilepsy. I was rather hoping that I’d not need to describe a seizure so soon, but it happened and I’d like to record it; mostly because I can come back to read this and perhaps not … Continue reading