Category Archives: Cooking

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 Since that first meeting, when I was still so withdrawn and suspicious of strangers, it hasn’t really felt like counselling at all; it’s been more like visiting a … Continue reading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

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

Who Broke WordPress?


Own up; who’s made it impossible for me to leave comments? I’ve logged out and logged back in again but nothing works! There are blogs that I want to comment on, which I don’t want to click “like” on because … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Anxiety, Autism, Autism Awareness, Born This Way, Cooking, Cross-stitch, Disability, Epilepsy, Health, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Kitchen Witchy, Neurological, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Status Epilepticus | 15 Comments

In Which I Get Myself In A Pickle


Mum wanted chilli courgette pickle, and I wanted to get downstairs and do Something after being laid up for so long. So last night I decided to make them and royally b0rked it. Here is how not to make chilli … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Cooking, Disability, Disasters To Make You Smile, Epilepsy, Food, Hobbies, Home Crafts, Humour, Kitchen Witchy, Making A Lovely Mess, Neurological, Refusing To Be Beaten, What Not To Do In The Kitchen | 5 Comments

You Can Do It!


Over the last three weeks I have been stuck in bed due to the fall that caused the bruises, sprains and broken toe that I recently blogged about. I have never taken the limited mobility that I still have for … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Accomplishments, Adapting, Adventures In Preserves, Attitudes, Cookery, Cooking, Disability, Disabled Gardening, Epilepsy, Exercise, Health, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, Homemaking, Injuries, Kitchen Witchy, Neurological, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, Refusing To Be Beaten, Strength | 11 Comments

Sit-Down Saturday, And Thoughts On Self


This last week I’ve been somewhat busier than usual. Aside from joining in Needlework Days and doing lots of sewing I’ve planted seeds, potted cuttings from the Tradescantia plant that I inherited from my grandmother (which needs a good old … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Adapting, Attitudes, Body Image, Cooking, Cross-stitch, Disability, Disabled Gardening, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Health, Life Plans, Memories, Navel Gazing, Positivity, Rumination, Self | 9 Comments

Cottleston Pie, And Other Stories


“Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie, a fly can’t bird but a bird can fly. Ask me a riddle and I’ll reply. Cottleston Cottleston Cottleston Pie.” When I was a very little girl my dear Nan presented me with The Pooh Cook … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Art, Autism, Cookery, Cooking, Cross-stitch, Disabled Gardening, Family, Food, Home Crafts, Homemaking | 12 Comments