Monthly Archives: March 2012

Epilepsy – The Consequences Of Seizures


To many people, epilepsy is merely a case of somebody lying on the ground twitching, drooling and possibly making some very odd noises. The impact that a seizure can have physically is not something that crosses the minds of some … Continue reading

Posted in Disability, Epilepsy, Health, Injuries, Neurological, Self | 19 Comments

Originally posted on Henchman-4-Hire:
Once upon a time, I couldn’t care less about Doctor Who. I knew it existed, I’m pretty sure it was on the Sci-Fi channel and I knew there was a special kind of nerd that…

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“You’ll Be Sorry!”


The old man was talking to us – my cousins, my sister and I, as we passed him on Bournemouth Beach, cigarettes in hands, on our way to The Dolphin for a pint of Guinness. It was 1989, I was … Continue reading

Posted in Alcohol, Anxiety, Body Image, Confidence, EDNOS, Food, Health, Illness, Psychological | 12 Comments

Sweet Chilli Courgette Pickles


I don’t believe that I’ve posted this recipe for sweet chilli courgette/zucchini before. My apologies if I have done so, but a friend asked and I can’t find any other entries on this subject. These delicious jars of green crunchiness … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Food, Friends, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, Homemaking, Kitchen Witchy | 6 Comments

Originally posted on Grist:
Photo by Kris. Scotts Miracle-Gro products are known for zapping weeds dead. But it turns out they could be killing decidedly more attractive creatures — birds. Scotts pled guilty this Tuesday to charges that the company…

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Needlework Days Part Three – Unfinished Pieces


Lke many cross-stitchers I always have multiple projects on the go. Here are a few of the ones which still need me to have a “Roundtuit”: Flamenco: My grandmother adored the different shades of red on this piece, and I … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Cross-stitch, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Needlework Days | 2 Comments

Sit-Down Saturday, And Thoughts On Self


This last week I’ve been somewhat busier than usual. Aside from joining in Needlework Days and doing lots of sewing I’ve planted seeds, potted cuttings from the Tradescantia plant that I inherited from my grandmother (which needs a good old … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Adapting, Attitudes, Body Image, Cooking, Cross-stitch, Disability, Disabled Gardening, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Health, Life Plans, Memories, Navel Gazing, Positivity, Rumination, Self | 9 Comments

The TARDIS Is A Rockin’ – Needlework Days Part Two


In my continued participation in Needlework Days I have finished one project (thank you eBay for having such fab sellers!) and unearthed a few that I’ve not completed yet. I hope you enjoy! “Red Rose”. Again using DMC threads. I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Accomplishments, Creativity, Cross-stitch, Hobbies, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Needlework Days | 14 Comments

Eating Disorders And Alcohol – The Connection Between The Two


What comes to your mind when you view this picture? Do you think of a good pub or restaurant with friends? Do you imagine biting into that salad and sipping that wine, blending the flavours together into a perfect marriage … Continue reading

Posted in Alcohol, EDNOS, Food, Health, Illness, Psychiatric | 14 Comments

Needlework Days Part One


There is never a time that I don’t have a project on the go. I have many to “show and tell” here, but let us begin with the one that I am currently plugging away at and the “weekend project” … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Creativity, Cross-stitch, Doctor Who, Hobbies, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Needlework Days | 8 Comments