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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: February 2012
It’s always so very wonderful to travel back to my home town to visit my son, my mother and my sister. I look forward to it every time, as we always use the same amazing guest house, we always get … Continue reading
When I was a child people hadn’t really heard about Autism. Many doctors were trying to cover the condition up as a myth, and many social workers would misinterpret Autism as parental neglect. It’s a sad fact that many of … Continue reading
I often enjoy my dreams; my brain is rich with images and ideas while I’m sleeping. In my dreams I can swim like a dolphin; I can dance, light as a feather, to any rhythm. In my dreams I can … Continue reading
“Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie, a fly can’t bird but a bird can fly. Ask me a riddle and I’ll reply. Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie.” When I was a very little girl my dear Nan presented me with The Pooh Cook … Continue reading
Here at Tribble Towers, the world doesn’t stop because it’s 14th February. Washing up still gets done, emails still need to be answered, the washing machine still spins and the boys next door still lose their footballs over our fence … Continue reading
You can now find a button on my page to follow me on Twitter. I hear that this bumps up the readership of many bloggers, and I would like to both expand my audience and find new blogs to follow. … Continue reading
This particular song by Bon Jovi has been a favourite of mine for many years now. When I listen to it, I cast my mind back to my mid to late teens and I remember my friends, the music that … Continue reading
This idea came to my attention via Minibreak Mummy‘s blog, and it seemed like something I could try to achieve. Frugal February is about cutting back on everything you possibly can. When you are disabled and your partner is your … Continue reading
Not long ago, a fellow blogger on a different site described my daily dose of inane, insane ramblings, insights and observations as “Tea and sunshine” – stating that reading my less-than-deep meanderings always made him smile, and implying that my … Continue reading