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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: April 2012
You would think that, given the fact that I have a broken toe and am confined mostly to bed, needles would be flying through my current project. Actually no. Just days before the fall that broke my toe I’d pruned … Continue reading
Rosewinelover (@RoseBlossom4) To “I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers”: An #AutismPositivity2012 Flash Blog Event
If you’ve stumbled across this blog entry, it will be because you were searching for advice and support for aspergers/autism and your search engine enquiry guided you to me. So first of all I would like to welcome you, and … Continue reading
A friend pointed me at this and I simply had to share. It shows all of the Doctors, the most popular monsters and is just wonderful. D is almost as old as Doctor Who. My goodness! Also, have a picture … Continue reading
Originally posted on The Third Glance:
A couple of weeks ago, someone somewhere googled “I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers”. The phrase popped up in a blogging dashboard and struck the blogger as being particularly sad. She wished she could…
D’s mother has never organised a wedding. The reasons for this are that D’s baby brother has no intention of tying the knot, ever, and D’s little sister told the family about her wedding after the event (“Hi big brother, … Continue reading
Mum wanted chilli courgette pickle, and I wanted to get downstairs and do Something after being laid up for so long. So last night I decided to make them and royally b0rked it. Here is how not to make chilli … Continue reading
Over the last three weeks I have been stuck in bed due to the fall that caused the bruises, sprains and broken toe that I recently blogged about. I have never taken the limited mobility that I still have for … Continue reading
I could have put these straight in to the compost bin. Three little ones and the large clump that fell from my ageing, weak parent plant. However, where there’s life there’s hope – and so I gave them a chance. … Continue reading
A little bit of silliness from me two years ago. I cannot believe I am showing you this – but yes, I did indeed eat fish fingers and custard. I am also very shy of being in front of the … Continue reading