Category Archives: Animals

“You Should Get A Job…”


“… And then you’d be getting paid for something worthwhile complaining about.” I looked at her; a pretty woman with blonde hair, a stinky attitude and a smug expression on her face. I stand some inches taller than she, and … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Animal Neglect, Animals, Attitudes, Barking, Born This Way, Bullies, Bullying, Cruelty, Disability, Disability Aids, Disablism, Discomfort, Dogs, Dreams, Emotional Pain, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Injuries, Medication, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Nuisance, People, Personal Goals, Pets, Proud To Be Me, Rant, Seizures, Self, Stupidity Gets A Tag Now, The Ignorance Of Strangers, Wheelchairs | 36 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

Hope Orchard Guest House – A Review From The Point Of A Disabled Individual


My husband and I rarely travel, but we do have to regularly find our way from Chelmsford, Essex, to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in order to visit my family. Since I am a not-particularly-mobile Epileptic individual who often needs the aid of … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Hope Orchard, Review | 10 Comments

The North Wind Doth Blow


  The North Wind doth blow And we shall have snow And what shall the Robin do then, poor thing? He’ll sleep in a barn To keep himself warm And hide his head under his wing Well actually we’re getting … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Birds, Caring For Feathered Friends, Nature, Winter | 9 Comments

A Beautiful Little Miracle


D was out checking the Corkscrew Hazel to see if it was producing any nuts this year (we use them in various recipes). There is a small cluster growing on the tree, but what struck him most was this gorgeous … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Disabled Gardening, Insects, Photo Opportunities | 6 Comments

The Price Of Beauty


I am in no way an “Animal Activist” – at least, not a militant one. I don’t throw eggs at coachloads of posh people attending Hunt Balls (although I used to). I don’t raid laboratories in the misguided idea of … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Animal Activism, Animal Cruelty, Animals, Avon, Beauty, Cheating, Cosmetics, Estee Lauder, False Advertisement, Peta, Revlon, Urban Decay | 18 Comments