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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: August 2012
The husband-shape and I are now back on Roundworld, after having fun at the Discworld Convention. Truly, it’s wonderful to escape the real world every couple of years and catch up with old friends whilst meeting new ones. The Discworld … Continue reading
Today was the day that I was filmed for a documentary to promote epilepsy awareness. I had actually been incredibly nervous, but three lovely people (plus one adorable toddler) turned up on the doorstep and completely put me at ease. … Continue reading
Yet again, I’m trying to fit a couple of weeks into a few days! We’re packing for the Discworld Convention (heading off Friday morning). I’ve packed all of my Doctor Who t-shirts, my wedding gown (because it’s the kind of … Continue reading
As promised, here is my current progress on my Jo Grant Day Of The Daleks outfit. Jo’s outfit looks like this: So far I have this: The blouse is still too long, but I’m working on that, and the left … Continue reading
In the last hour I recieved a call from Epilepsy Action, which I am still recovering from. They have asked me to be in a film. Me, film, boosting the signal for Epilepsy Awareness to a whole new target audience! … Continue reading
Sorry for the radio silence recently; I’m catching up with all the emails (several thousand!) and blogs that I possibly can – and have learned my lesson for neglecting my inbox and WordPress. Never again, aside from when I’m at … Continue reading
How Did I Meet My Ex-Husband Anyway? He was on a street corner late at night, guitar in hand and singing his heart out. A lonely busker, out past midnight in the hope that clubbers would drop him some money.