Monthly Archives: June 2012

Autism Is A Who-What-Where Now?


I honestly believed that, in this day and age, people had become accustomed to and had learned a little about autism. Obviously I was wrong. Ignorance apparently still abounds, and no ignorance so obvious as this evening. D and I … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", Acceptance, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Autism, Autism Awareness, Born This Way, Charity, Facebook, Geekiness, Hobbies, Neurological, Positivity, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Self-worth | 16 Comments

Saving The Bride


Or, at least, that seems to be what I managed to do with this blog yesterday. Most of you probably remember this post about the Wedding Gown From Hades. Almost three hundred English Pounds ended up in recycling and not … Continue reading

Posted in Absinthe, Alcohol, Boobs, Epilepsy, Lord Byron, Marriage, Money, The Green Fairy, Wedding Gown | 4 Comments

The Grievers, Cheltenham And Epilepsy Awareness


On the way home from Cheltenham on Sunday, I finished my Kindle copy of The Grievers by Marc Schuster. Intelligently, sensitively written, the book is dark, thought-provoking, edgy, stark, bitter-sweet, melancholy and screamingly funny by turns. Others have already written … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Autism, Blogging, Born This Way, Disability, Epilepsy, Family, Marriage, Neurological, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Reading, Travel | 17 Comments

Epilepsy And Autism – When Two Worlds Collide


Disclaimer: I am not paid to post links to either Epilepsy Action or the National Autistic Society. The fact that I can create links to take people to sites that can offer the advice and support that they are looking … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", Anxiety, Attitudes, Autism, Autism Awareness, Blogging, Born This Way, Carers, Disability, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Health, How epilepsy Can Kill, Love, Neurological, NHS, Seizures, Status Epilepticus | 3 Comments

The True Face Of Epilepsy


My husband and I just returned from a three hour stay in A&E because I had a seizure which rapidly descended into  Status Epilepticus. The story and the photographs that you are going to see will not be pretty, so … Continue reading

Posted in English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Health, Illness, Injuries, Neurological, NHS, Seizures, Status Epilepticus | 8 Comments

The Outrage Of An Autistic Parent


I know little to nothing of Jenny McCarthy, save for the fact that she’s an ex Playboy Bunny and an idiot. She also happens to have an autistic son. Wait, what’s that? She cured him? It’s a miracle; won’t she … Continue reading

Posted in Attitudes, Autism, Autism Awareness, Born This Way, Disability, Jenny McCarthy, Melanie Sykes, Rant, Stupidity Gets A Tag Now | 14 Comments

Carers, Stress And Human Rights


Look at the man in this picture. He is tired; he is stressed; he is isolated. He simply cannot take any more strain alone. He, like my husband, is a carer to someone – his needs ignored or put behind … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Autism, Autism Awareness, Beurocracy, Born This Way, Carers, Disability, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Family, Fight For Your Rights, Health, Illness, Love, Money, Neurological, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Psychiatric, Psychological, Seizures, Status Epilepticus | 5 Comments

Facebook – Is This Thing On?


As I wander around the Blogosphere I can’t help but notice that there are a good many bloggers with Facebook fan pages. I’ve created one now – it’s HERE, but now that it exists I have no idea what to … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Curiosity, Facebook, Questions | 24 Comments

Never Seconds, Censorship And Human Rights #neverseconds


I was going to post something about eyecare in the United Kingdom, due to my having had an eye test yesterday and discovering that I now need the dreaded varifocals, but something far more important has caught my attention today. … Continue reading

Posted in #neverseconds, 2012, Blogging, Food, Freedom Of Speech, Health, Never Seconds | 8 Comments

I Feel That I’ve Helped Somebody Today – Autism


You may remember that my stepmother passed away suddenly earlier this month, and I wrote this blog post about her. As an autistic person myself I have a set morning routine which I rarely deviate from. I take my meds, … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Acceptance, Accomplishments, Autism, Autism Awareness, Blogging, Born This Way, Family, Love, Positivity, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me | 5 Comments