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.

The Other End Of The Telescope


When you look through a telescope you witness the entire world expanding. You can see past the horizon, or you can see planets hiding out among the stars that you are unable to see with the naked eye alone. Truly … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Illness, Life, Pondering | 3 Comments

A Visit To The Hospital


“What happened to your eye?” Excuse me? I’m here because I’ve been vomiting blood and you want to talk about my eye? To do a quick rewind: I was put on Naproxen for the pain in my feet. Not only … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Accusations, Adapting, Attitudes, B12 Deficiency, Calcium, Disability, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Hydroxocobalamin, Illness, Injuries, Naproxen, Pain, Vitamin D, Vitamin Deficiencies | 10 Comments

It Started With A Twitch


My doctor’s eyebrows shot up considerably when I mentioned that I was used to Restless Leg Syndrome. I’ve had it for as long as I can remember – that itching, burning, tickling, almost-pain coming from inside my limbs – and … Continue reading

Posted in Blood Tests, Health, Ongoing Illness, Vitamin D | 6 Comments

On Your Birthday


Without you, I wouldn’t be the person I’ve become. Without you, I would have a very different view of the world. Perhaps I would not be so kind, or so fond of Nature. Perhaps I would have grown up selfish, … Continue reading

Posted in Birthdays, Death, Family, Loved Ones, Nan, Open Letter | 5 Comments

Me And The Girls; Book Clubbing


Welcome to Baroosh, the city centre tapas bar which is perfect for friends, colleagues and groups of like-minded people to meet up, chat, have nibbles and get tipsy enjoy a drink or two. You can always tell which table the … Continue reading

Posted in Baroosh, Book Clubs, Chelmsford, Disappointment, Food, Group Meetings, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

And He Learned


Originally posted on Rant Against the Random:
When he noticed the naked little girl at the beach didn’t look quite like he did and asked why, they answered his questions in simple phrases painted in black and white, pink and…

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My loves, my students, my teachers, my friends…


Originally posted on rarasaur:
Back when I first started blogging, the Daily Post issued a prompt: You have the chance to write one last post on your blog before you stop blogging forever. Write it. I wrote a reply, then,…

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Here’s the real reason the Tories are allowing the destruction of robin eggs and nests


Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
(not satire – it’s the Tories!) I must admit to having been more than a little puzzled at first as to why Natural England are proposing that nests and eggs of bird species such…

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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