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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: May 2012
Yesterday was definitely a day for learning. I’m usually as interested in the lives of celebrities as I am in cracks in the pavement, but a very few do stand out from the Red Carpet crowd and are worthy of … Continue reading
In this blog I cover many subjects; epilepsy, autism, eating disorders, gardening, cooking, pickling/preserving and adventures. This blog is generally where I record my take on certain things, leave my thoughts and fight the cause for autism and epilepsy awareness … Continue reading
Originally posted on a diary of a mom:
– Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours. ~Wallace Bruce – My friends, If you’ve been around here for a while, you’ve heard me talk…
I have made no secret of the fact that I suffer from an eating disorder since beginning this blog. I’ve suffered in silence for twenty years and have only recently sought help.
They met at a motorcycle event. She had arrived on the back of her best girlfriend’s bike, and he had ridden in convoy with his friend and some of his bike club. Their meeting was probably pre-ordained; they were both … Continue reading
I am a feminist. Not the stompy-booted, hairy-legged, shaven-headed militant stereotype that most people seem to envisage – I am actually quite a girly girl who likes jewellery and pretty clothes and a subtle slick of makeup as much as … Continue reading
I have other things to talk about today, and an award to share, but first of all here is something very important. When I woke up this morning I found an email from Epilepsy Action informing me that today marks … Continue reading
Shortly after submitting the donations from the wedding I recieved an email from one of the team at Epilepsy Action, thanking me for thinking of them on my special day. The lady who had emailed me also wanted to know … Continue reading
I ordered these celebration envelopes from the Epilepsy Action online shop; they cost me nothing at all and so I bought a wristband and a badge too. We placed the envelopes on a table at the reception and D announced … Continue reading
It was such a magical day yesterday. I’m still too tired to really talk details, but here are some pictures!