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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: October 2012
The North Wind doth blow And we shall have snow And what shall the Robin do then, poor thing? He’ll sleep in a barn To keep himself warm And hide his head under his wing Well actually we’re getting … Continue reading
I am never awake at this time of the morning. Well, not usually. Sometimes I simply wake for no good reason and can’t get back to sleep again. I’ll get back on that subject in a moment. Firstly I wanted … Continue reading
My delightful friend Feisty Tapas has written a blog post about being the wife of a geek. I’ve taken this idea and turned it on its head a little: what if you’re the husband of a geek? I’m going to … Continue reading
Originally posted on Senior Grumpy's Verbal Cacophony:
I hope I have my facts straight for this episode. I know I can be all over the place if I allow my emotions to get the better of me. This was…
Five years ago today I was watching the clock whilst waiting for my friend Jude to arrive from Brentford for the weekend, never even thinking that I’d find myself becoming D’s fiancee that night. In all honesty I don’t think … Continue reading
Originally posted on The Wilderness Alternative:
The email i received from Krys was reading : “I was processing and uploading your pics when I arrived at your mystery bird. Rather worryingly, it looks rather like the long lost Sillem’s Mountain…
Because I’ve had a busy week, have run out of semi-intelligent things to say and this video and accompanying music is beautiful. Well, it is if you’re a Doctor Who fan anyway.
Originally posted on Paula Acton:
A slight departure from the normal today “It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you.” ―…