Category Archives: Accomplishments

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

Frank La Rocca, Epilepsy Nurse


This blog post is actually not about Frank La Rocca at all – more about my visit with the neurologist today – but since his name is always amongst “Top Searches” on my dashboard and I received a message a … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Accomplishments, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Book, butimbeautiful, Deeper, Disability, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Frank La Rocca, Friends, Health, Kindle, Maldon, Medication, Milestones, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Me, Seizures | 5 Comments

The Life And Times Of A Transient Journalist


I am most definitely not dead, but a lot of things have been happening – both to me and for me. My time has recently been taken up with gardening, cross-stitch, writing for What Culture, running a Facebook group with … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, A Madman With A Box, Accomplishments, Birds, Blogging, Caring For Feathered Friends, Doctor Who, Gardening, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, Hope Orchard, Journalism, Marriage, Mason Kayne, Media, Travel, Travelling, Tribble Towers, TV, Wedding, What Culture, Writing | 8 Comments

A Street Cat Named Bob


Synopsis: The true story of one man and his cat. James Bowen discovered the injured ginger tom just inside the entrance to his sheltered housing block. A lonely busker who had spent ten years on the streets and was nursing … Continue reading

Posted in A Street Cat Named Bob, Accomplishments, Adapting, Addiction, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Angels In Disguise, Animals, Big Issue Magazine, Book, Busking, Choose Life, Facebook, Fight For Your Rights, Hope, James Bowen | 14 Comments

Social Anxiety


“I don’t think they like me.” “Well, they seemed to last time I collected you.” “I don’t know; I don’t think they really know what to make of me.” My husband and I have this same conversation every month when … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Accomplishments, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Anxiety, Aspirations, Attitudes, Autism, Born This Way, Chrysalis, Confidence, Emerging Butterfly, Fear, Friends, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, Kitchen Witchy, Milestones, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Personal Goals, Pickling, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Autistic, Self, Self-worth, Social Anxiety, Tribble Towers, Women's Institute | 23 Comments

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, As Told By A Sufferer


As I believe I may have mentioned before, my sister – Serena Lesley – has been battling CFS since late 2011. This is a subject that I have been wanting to cover, but as I am completely unqualified to talk … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Accomplishments, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Bodily Functions, Body Image, CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Discomfort, Exercise, Family, Health, Illness, Pain, Personal Goals, Side Effects, Strength, Symptoms, Tenacity | 10 Comments

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

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

And So It Begins


Long ago, in my early twenties, my grandmother and I used to meet for lunch on a weekly basis. We would set the world to rights, catch up with each other and I’d tell her about my job. She always … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", Accomplishments, Autism, Autism Awareness, Blogging, Book, Born This Way, Disability, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Publishing | 22 Comments