Author Archives: Missus Tribble

About Missus Tribble

Media volunteer for Epilepsy Action (UK) and advocate for both epilepsy and autism awareness. Seamstress, cross-stitcher, sci-fi lover, ukulele player and Chelmsford's own Pickling Pagan who wants to inherit a TARDIS when she grows up. In the process of writing an as yet unnamed book, with anecdotes and information about being epileptic and autistic - and seeing the funny side! Also an entertainment journalist for What Culture, where I write about Doctor Who.

A Gay Dad Takes on the Frozen-Hating Mormon Grandmother

Originally posted on evoL =:
Last week a self defined Mormon grandmother named Kathryn Skaggs wrote a blog in an effort to alert the world that the movie Frozen was targeting children with a “gay agenda”.  In a sense, she was…

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When The Needle Skips The Groove

I haven’t exactly been “dying of ennuii” since you last saw me here. I’ve been laid up quite ill for a while and so my blogging has gone right out of the window. In my absence I’ve been reading the … Continue reading

Posted in Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Arachnids, Attitudes, Disability, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Friends, Health, Illness, Neurological | 3 Comments

I’m Not Allowed To Embrace My Roma Heritage Any More

You see this lady? A peaceful looking lady minding her own business whilst cooking? She’s a Romany Gypsy – or Roma. Being Roma doesn’t automatically mean that you come from Romania or anywhere else that people think the Roma come … Continue reading

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It could be a peaceful little village from the pages of a Tolkien novel, except that it only exists in my head, when I’m asleep and dreaming. I often find myself there at some point during my sleep cycle. The … Continue reading

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Getting Fitter To Get Better

In the bad old days (many years ago now) I subsisted on tea, cigarettes and rum. In slightly better days this changed to tea and wine. Now it’s water, the occasional cup of tea and wine. I’m still not eating … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Body Image, Body Parts, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Disability Aids, Disabled Gardening, Discomfort, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Exercise, Food, Health, Neurological, Refusing To Be Beaten, Resolutions, Seizures | 18 Comments

Of Shoes And Strings And Sealing Wax, And A Ton Of Navel Fluff

After being incredibly remiss with this blog since breaking my arm in August, my muse has finally poked me to write up about the highlights of my year and attempt to catch up with you all. It’s one thing to … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Accomplishments, Adventures, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Autism, Blogging, Book, Born This Way, Christmas, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Epilepsy, Family, Five Minutes Of Fame, Gardening, Good People, Health, Hobbies, Home, I Love Autism Kids, Injuries, Kitchen Witchy, Love, Mason Kayne, My Son, Navel Gazing, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Pets, Pickling, Positivity, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Psychiatric, Publishing, Reminiscense, Seizures, Spiders, The Writing Industry, Tribble Towers, Wedding | 9 Comments

Staring Without Seeing, And Other Stories

That’s what I tend to do when I’m waiting for my hospital appointments; I have my Kindle, of course, but occasionally my gaze will sweep the waiting area and see – but not see. Images are vaguely noted – sometimes … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Adapting, Anxiety, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Body Image, Boobs, Born This Way, Disability, Doctor Who, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Health, Heightened Awareness, Injuries, Kindle | 4 Comments

Disability, Voluntary Work And Government Deception

We all have that One Relative, or know that One Person, who sits at home watching Jeremy Vile, scratching their arse, chainsmoking and eating their own bodyweight in Doritos whilst gleefully living off the state with absolutely no intention of … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, About The Carer, Abuse, David Cameron, DWP, Government Deception, Voluntary Work | 23 Comments

Luke’s Attic #2 – Mister Smith And The Doctor

For once, Luke felt no irritation when Mister Smith sounded his trumpeting fanfare. Mum had berrated the ancient mind of the machine so many times for this, but today Luke was comforted by the sound. Happy memories flooded back as … Continue reading

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Luke’s Attic – Doctor Who/Sarah Jane Fan Fiction

Why does my muse always have to return at 2am and keep me up writing and searching pictures before publishing the work? Does this happen to other writers? People have been asking for a sequel to my goodbye to everybody’s … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, Elisabeth Sladen, Sarah Jane Adventures, Sarah Jane Smith | 1 Comment