Category Archives: Body Image

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

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

Epilepsy, Disability And Idiocy


“MOVE IT!” I had just hobbled off the coach, en route to my home town to visit with my son. London Victoria is where I had to change to a different coach, and I was looking forward to the two-hour … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, Abusive Behaviour, Anxiety, Attitudes, Autism, Autism Awareness, Body Image, Book, Born This Way, Bullying, Disability, Discomfort, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Harrassment, Health, Hope Orchard, Illness, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Perception, Proud To Be Autistic, Reading on the move, Seizures, Self-worth, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, The Ignorance Of Strangers, Travel, Travelling, Unacceptable Behaviour, Vulnerability | 32 Comments

Sexuality And Disability


In my hometown of Cheltenham lives a very famous lady. She is famous for being amazing. For the sake of argument, we’ll call her “Lisa”. Lisa is only a few years older than myself and is a Thalidomide victim. She … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Attitudes, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Bodily Functions, Body Image, Born This Way, Desirability, Disability, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Health, Illness, Living With Asthma, Living With Atopic Syndrome, Love, Marriage, Medication, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Seizures, Self, Sensuality, Sexuality, Status Epilepticus, The Black Dog | 14 Comments

Hairs Gone Wild


Yet another tongue-in-cheek blog about so-called femininity to be taken with a large pinch of salt. Has the Dead Sea replenished itself from my last femininity blog yet? This piece has been inspired by a group of lovely ladies who … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Attitudes, Body Image, Born This Way, Female Body Hair, Femininity, Feminism, Tongue-In-Cheek | 12 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

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

Posted in 2012, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Autism, Body Image, Born This Way, Confidence, Cooking, Courgettes, Cross-stitch, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Disabled Gardening, Discworld, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Exercise, Family, Fezes Are Cool, Friends, Fun, Geekiness, Girl On Film, Health, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Injuries, Kitchen Witchy, Making A Lovely Mess, Marriage, Medication, Memories, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Pickling, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Psychological, Refusing To Be Beaten, Seizures, Self, Self-Realisation, Self-worth, Status Epilepticus, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, Wedding, Wedding Gown, What Not To Do In The Kitchen, Winter, Writing, Yule | 21 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

New Blog


In this blog I cover many subjects; epilepsy, autism, eating disorders, gardening, cooking, pickling/preserving and adventures. This blog is generally where I record my take on certain things, leave my thoughts and fight the cause for autism and epilepsy awareness … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Alcohol, Attitudes, Body Image, EDNOS, Food, Health, Positivity, Psychiatric, Psychological | 3 Comments

Fashion Friday


I have made no secret of the fact that I suffer from an eating disorder since beginning this blog. I’ve suffered in silence for twenty years and have only recently sought help.

Posted in 2012, Acceptance, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Body Image, Boobs, Diet And Fitness, EDNOS, Fashion Friday, Life Plans, Milestones, Positivity, Psychiatric, Psychological, Self-worth, Strength, Therapy | 19 Comments