Monthly Archives: October 2012

The North Wind Doth Blow


  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

Posted in Animals, Birds, Caring For Feathered Friends, Nature, Winter | 9 Comments

Insomnia And Epilepsy


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

Posted in 2012, Alcohol, Attitudes, Creativity, Cross-stitch, Disability, Disabled Gardening, Doctor Who, Engagement, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Health, Hobbies, Homemaking, I Love Autism Kids, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Living With Asthma, Living With Atopic Syndrome, Medication, Positivity, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Seizures, Symptoms, Therapy | 3 Comments

When The Wife Is A Geek


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

Posted in Doctor Who, Documentaries, Elisabeth Sladen, Fandom, Geekiness, Hobbies, Home Crafts, Homemaking, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Kindle, Tribble Towers, TV | 30 Comments

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…

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Five Years


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

Posted in 2012, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Anniversaries, Engagement, Family, Home, Homemaking, Love, Marriage, Reminiscense, Spirited Away, Studio Ghibli, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, Tribble Towers | 10 Comments

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…

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A Bit Of Fluff For Your Saturday


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.

Posted in Doctor Who, Fandom, Fun, Geekiness, Humour, Jo Grant, Katy Manning, Silliness | 2 Comments

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.” ―…

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Bullying And The Internet


Everybody is talking about Jimmy Savile. Because of this I’ve elected not to give that odious perversion of a human being any more attention than he’s already getting, so… moving swiftly on… Although, having said the above, the tragic suicide … Continue reading

Posted in Abusive Behaviour, Amanda Todd, Anxiety, Bullying, Harrassment, Pack Mentality, The Internet, Unacceptable Behaviour | 31 Comments

The Long Road Home


She stood on a chilly street underneath a streetlamp – the only source of heat. All she had was a small suitcase, an address and a postcode. Beyond that she had no idea what the future held. Her aggressor – … Continue reading

Posted in Abusive Behaviour, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Anxiety, Family, Fear, Friends, Home, Homelessness, Joy, Love, Marriage, Memories, Non Fiction, Positivity, Self, The Black Dog, Tribble Towers, Wedding | 12 Comments