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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: November 2012
I went to bed last night and have woken up another year older. Yes, ladies and gents, I am thirty-nine today – and not ashamed to admit it because I don’t feel it at all. Perhaps I can no longer … Continue reading
I would usually blog about this at Thoroughly Disordered – my blog about my struggles with alcohol and anorexia – but I felt that this was something to share on my main blog, because for me it is a major … Continue reading
I can be positive all I like concerning my neurological issues, but of course there are restrictions on what I can and cannot do. Everybody has their stone walls and glass ceilings, whoever they are and regardless of health, fitness … Continue reading
Checking my notifications this morning, I noticed a pingback. Usually this means that somebody has mentioned me or linked back to one of my blog entries. Imagine my horror when I discovered that a person calling themselves “pomudobane” is stealing … Continue reading
This is not my ukulele, but I have a ukulele collection. After all, they are cute, easy to carry around and nice to play – and you can buy them in many different colours to suit your mood or your … Continue reading
When I was a little girl, the Doctor was – quite literally – a madman with a box. Wobbly sets, cheesy one-liners, Jelly Babies, aliens, screaming and not a hint of romance or sexual innuendo anywhere. In fact it’s only … Continue reading
Thank you so much, Dear Kitty: Some Blog for this award. If you’re interested in natural science, please drop by and visit her! A second nomination has also just come in from my dear friend The Heretic. Please be sure … Continue reading
It truly doesn’t take very much to set me off, it would seem. This time I was triggered whilst talking to my son’s foster father. I only wanted to check that he’d recieved my message about my new phone number, … Continue reading
This morning I checked in on Facebook (which I very rarely do) and discovered a message from a delightful young lady who shall remain anonymous. The message came from somebody on Twitter, who has recently been diagnosed with both epilepsy … Continue reading