Monthly Archives: August 2012

Discworld Convention, Water Fights And Laughing Through Epilepsy


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

Posted in Accomplishments, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Born This Way, Clothes And Cosplay, Confidence, Disability, Discworld, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Excitement, Family, Fandom, Friends, Health, Injuries, Jo Grant, Katy Manning, Kitchen Witchy, Neurological, Positivity, Proud To Be Me, Refusing To Be Beaten, Seizures, Sir Terry Pratchett, Status Epilepticus, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom! | 16 Comments

Going Live


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

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Disability, Discworld, Documentaries, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Five Minutes Of Fame, Girl On Film, Health, Marriage, Neurological, Positivity, Proud To Be Me, Seizures, Wedding | 3 Comments

Not Enough Weekend – Or Just Too Much To Fit in?


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

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Aspirations, Born This Way, Clothes And Cosplay, Cross-stitch, Discworld, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Fandom, Five Minutes Of Fame, Girl On Film, Health, Home, Neurological, Sir Terry Pratchett, Wedding Gown | 4 Comments

Cosplay Construction Report


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

Posted in Accomplishments, Art, Clothes And Cosplay, Creativity, Fandom, Geekiness, Hobbies, Home Crafts, Jo Grant, Katy Manning | 7 Comments

Five Minutes Of Fame


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

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Born This Way, Disability, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Five Minutes Of Fame, Girl On Film, Health, Neurological, Shocked | 27 Comments

In Which Fandom Proves Dangerous To My Health!


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

Posted in Accomplishments, Clothes And Cosplay, Creativity, Disability, Doctor Who, Exercise, Geekiness, Hobbies, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Jo Grant, Katy Manning, Refusing To Be Beaten, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom! | 10 Comments

Gypsy Road – Part Two


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.

Posted in Abusive Behaviour, Acceptance, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Fear, Fight For Your Rights, Hidden Homeless, Homelessness, Living On The Edge, Marriage, Memories, Positivity, Proud To Be Me, Refusing To Be Beaten, Romany Gypsy, Self, Strength, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, Tenacity, Travel, Travelling | 19 Comments

Still Breathing, And On A New Adventure


Sorry for my abscence recently; my muse is off drinking Sangria somewhere, but occasionally she sends me postcards. I’m not sure when she’ll be back, but I shall try to manage without her for now. I’ve been okay as far … Continue reading

Posted in Clothes And Cosplay, Doctor Who, Family, Fandom, Geekiness, Hobbies, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Jo Grant, Katy Manning, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom! | 16 Comments