Category Archives: Christmas

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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… And The Doctor Came For Christmas


We always have a very quiet, peaceful Christmas here at Tribble Towers; we don’t subscribe to the commercial, money-grabbing circus that the festive season has become. Gifts are simple but much-desired, food is cooked with love and it’s all about … Continue reading

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Christmas At Tribble Towers


Just two more days to go, and here at Tribble Towers we are more or less ready. Family (mine) has been visited, gifts traded, pickles created and menus planned. I still have to wrap a couple of gifts and make … Continue reading

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It’s All About R!


Genetics are strange and unpredictable things. When I became pregnant I had no idea that my maternal family was subject to brain disorders that struck each generation. I didn’t know that my great-grandmother had been epileptic and everybody thought that … Continue reading

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The Christmas Adventure Begins Here


For us it does, anyway; Tribble Towers has a lot to do. Tomorrow we are travelling to my hometown of Cheltenham for a weekend: This is part of the town centre. It is a really beautiful place, but I don’t … Continue reading

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Another Doctor Who Christmas


It’s the time of year that every Who fan, young and old, awaits with keen anticipation year after year after year. This year our Whovian holiday is to be known as “Smithmas”. The Doctor and his crew are turning up … Continue reading

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