Category Archives: 2012

An Overview Of 2012


Every year, for as long as I can remember, I have always taken the year that was and written a review of it. As a child it was in paper diaries; for the last twelve years or so it has … Continue reading

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Goodbye To Compass


This morning we had our final meeting with Sheila, our Compass counsellor. Since that first meeting, when I was still so withdrawn and suspicious of strangers, it hasn’t really felt like counselling at all; it’s been more like visiting a … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Adapting, Alcohol, Anxiety, Body Image, Cooking, Counselling, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Discomfort, Doctor Who, Doctor Who Scarf, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Epiphany, Exercise, Fear, Food, Food Experimentation, Health, Home, Home Crafts, Humour, Kitchen Witchy, Life Plans, Milestones, Pickling, Positivity, Progress, Psychological, Self-Realisation, Self-worth, Tenacity, Therapy, Tribble Towers | 4 Comments

Epilepsy Won’t Hold Me Back Any More!


I spent much of yesterday attempting to compose my thoughts and feelings concerning my meeting with Sheila at Compass and what was discussed there. I couldn’t really piece it all together, so instead I gave you some fluff about my … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Adapting, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Aspirations, Attitudes, Born This Way, Choose Life, Christmas, Confidence, Cookery, Cooking, Counselling, Creativity, Cross-stitch, Disabled Gardening, Discomfort, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Epiphany, Exercise, Family, Fear, Food, Food Experimentation, Friends, Health, Hobbies, Home Crafts, Homemaking, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Life Plans, Living With Asthma, Living With Atopic Syndrome, Love, Marriage, Medication, Memories, Milestones, Navel Gazing, Neurological, Non Fiction, Pain, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Refusing To Be Beaten, Seizures, Self, Self-Realisation, Self-worth, Strength, Tenacity, Therapy, Validation | 14 Comments

The Weekend That Was


Friday: Just for a change I was completely organised and had to do very little packing on Friday morning (toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, laptop). All of my family’s Christmas gifts were wrapped and packed, I’d planned my weekend wardrobe (although – … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Choose Life, Christmas, Cookery, Cross-stitch, Doctor Who, Doctor Who Scarf, Fandom, Fezes Are Cool, Food, Friends, Geekiness, Hobbies, Homemaking, Hope Orchard, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Kitchen Witchy, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Photographs, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, The Dark Side Of Autism, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom!, Winter | 13 Comments

It’s That Time Of Year Again!


It’s that time of year again, when we return to my hometown of Cheltenham to visit my family. As usual Mum will have tacky singing, dancing Christmas stuff invading her living room (says the girl with the talking Dalek and … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, A Madman With A Box, Adipose, Bohemian Doctor, Christmas, Cyberman, Dalek, Doctor Who, Doctor Who Scarf, Family, Fandom, Fedora, Fezes Are Cool, Friends, Fun, Geekiness, TARDIS | 7 Comments

Worldwide Cuisine And Food Customs


I have always harboured an acute interest in food from all around the world, and the attendant customs. There is very little that I won’t eat – although I draw the line at anything with tentacles, and I can’t eat … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Culture And Customs, Food, Food Experimentation, Fun, Hobbies, Home Crafts, Kitchen Witchy, Other cultures, World Cuisine | 28 Comments

To Quote River Song: “It’s My Birthday Today”


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

Posted in 2012, A Madman With A Box, Birthday, Cosmetics, Cross-stitch, Doctor Who, Family, Fandom, Firefly, Love, Other religions, Science Fiction, Thank You!, Tribble Towers, Wicca | 27 Comments

Blog Of The Year 2012 Award


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

Posted in 2012, Blog Of The Year | Tagged | 20 Comments

Preparing For Christmas


Because our friends and family are scattered all over the country, we at Tribble Towers really have to plan ahead, and even then we can’t fit everybody in! Yesterday I made my now-famous (sort of) piccalilli – with a difference. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Born This Way, Christmas, Cookery, Cooking, Creativity, Cross-stitch, Disability, Doctor Who, Doctor Who Scarf, Family, Fandom, Food, Fun, Geekiness, Growing Gifts, Hobbies, Home Crafts, Homemaking, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Kitchen Witchy, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Proud To Be Me, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom!, Travel, Travelling, TV | 16 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