Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Kindle: No Smoke Without Fire


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

Posted in Kindle, Reading, Reading on the move | 13 Comments

Growing Pains


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

Posted in Growing Gifts, Reminiscense, Strength, Tenacity | Leave a comment

Keep Calm And Move Your Body


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

Posted in Body Image, Boobs, Confidence, Desirability, Food, Health, Home Crafts, Illness, Kitchen Witchy, Life Plans, Lingerie, Love, Wedding Plans | 2 Comments

It’s All Go… Oh, Wait A Minute!


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

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Friends, Life Plans, Love, Tribble Towers, Wedding Plans | 6 Comments

Hi from InkAshlings


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

Posted in Autism, Fight For Your Rights, Ink Ashlings, Maureen's Guest Blog Spot, Sunday Writer | 2 Comments

An Announcement


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

Posted in 2012, Tribble Towers, Wedding Plans | 13 Comments

Falling Into You – A Description Of An Epileptic Brain


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

Posted in Epilepsy, Health, NHS | 6 Comments

All Of The Things, All Of The Time


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

Posted in 2012, Adventures In Preserves, Cross-stitch, Friends, Health, Home Crafts, Life Plans | 4 Comments

When The Shoes No Longer Fit


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

Posted in Epilepsy, Family, Homemaking, Life Plans, Love, Milestones, Neurological, Reminiscense | 5 Comments

The Eye Of The Storm


This, apparently, is what a storm looks like above the earth. Really rather wonderful, don’t you think? I found this image on Google and wish I knew who to credit for it! Well, we’ve had a proper English Storm here … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Epilepsy, Family, Love, Nature, Neurological, Storms, Weather | 2 Comments