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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: January 2012
When it comes to modern gadgets, I’m certainly not the kind of person who buys them to be “Keeping up with the Joneses”. I tend to buy things through neccessity on grounds of practicality (for instance, I bought my Wii … Continue reading
I have a potted, indoor Tradescantia – AKA Wandering Jew. For thirty years it stood proud in my grandmother’s home, grown from a tiny cutting that she took from one I bought at a church fete as a child (sadly … Continue reading
Yesterday we were busy. It has to have been a year since I was last in town for any real length of time, and it was good to have a change of scenery. In all of the stress excitement concerning … Continue reading
All this time after divorcing the useless lump that is Trevor (who I assume is now happy living underneath his bridge and frightening passing children and Billy Goats), he is still a flaming obstacle! Who could believe it, right? This … Continue reading
I realise it is neither Sunday nor time for me to guest post but as I am going on holiday for three weeks from this Sunday coming, I thought I had better pop into Tribble Towers territory and say “Hi.” … Continue reading
After the fiasco that was 2011, we decided to aim for some of our goals regardless of what 2012 might decide to throw at us. With my health improving this seems to be a viable option, and we certainly have … Continue reading
I am often asked what it feels like to suffer from epilepsy and it’s really very difficult to describe. It differs for every person, as no two seizures are alike. If there was a Richter Scale for seizure activity, I … Continue reading
New Year: I very rarely make New Year’s resolutions, but this year I did. I have so many unfinished cross-stitch projects lying about that I really must do something about it. So I decided to finish up all existing projects … Continue reading
Growing up, we all have ideals about the kind of people we want to be. When we think ahead to milestones (20, 30, 40) we all have ideas and plans in our heads – which almost never work out the … Continue reading