Category Archives: Family

On Your Birthday

Without you, I wouldn’t be the person I’ve become. Without you, I would have a very different view of the world. Perhaps I would not be so kind, or so fond of Nature. Perhaps I would have grown up selfish, … Continue reading

Posted in Birthdays, Death, Family, Loved Ones, Nan, Open Letter | 5 Comments

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

The Lost Man

A battle waged A young man lost Three families mourn The tragic cost

Posted in 2013, About The Carer, Autism, Avenging Angel, Beurocracy, Carers, Emotional Pain, Family, Fight For Your Rights, Fighting For Justice, Foster Carers, I Love Autism Kids, In-Laws, Life Plans, My Son, Neurological, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Psychiatric, Rant, Real Life Horror, Refusing To Be Beaten, Tenacity, The Little Person Matters | 19 Comments

As The World Falls Down, And My Son’s Life Changes Forever

Hello. I haven’t left WordPress. I’ve been reading all of you, but I’ve only left a smattering of comments here and there. I haven’t been ignoring anybody; things have been happening in my son’s life that I have had to … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Adapting, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Carers, Death, Epilepsy, Extended Family, Family, Foster Carers, I Love Autism Kids, Love, My Son, Neurological, Psychiatric, Psychological, The Dark Side Of Autism, Tragedy | 14 Comments

Off The Beaten Track

On the outskirts of a quiet little village in south-east England there lies a medieval farmhouse set in extensive grounds. It was once a derelict wreck with a tree growing straight through the roof; you couldn’t even see the condition … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Beauty, Caring For Feathered Friends, Family, In-Laws, Magic, Nature, Tranquility, Wicca | 12 Comments

An Open Letter To My Son

My dear Rhys; my beautiful son, I hope that, one day, you will understand and that you will forgive me. You won’t understand why I kept falling over and “going to sleep”. You will also not understand why I had … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Autism, Autistic Temperament, Emotional Pain, Family, Health | 7 Comments


Since the sectioning of my son I seem to have retreated into myself a little bit. Emails have not been responded to – if they were ever looked at – and blogs have gone unvisited. I’ve been communicating mostly via … Continue reading

Posted in Autism, Epilepsy, Neurological, Anxiety, Health, Love, Family, Friends, Strength, Reading, Adapting, Psychological, Marriage, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Me, Proud To Be Autistic, About The Carer, Facebook, I Love Autism Kids, Depression, The Black Dog, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Hyperacusis, Heightened Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Real Life Horror, Vulnerability, The Dark Side Of Autism, Sensory Overload, 2013, Women's Institute, Social Anxiety, My Son | 8 Comments

Baby Love

In a small maternity delivery room in Cheltenham, long ago, an exhausted young woman lay in a bed soaked with blood, sweat, amniotic fluid and tears; she had in her arms the most precious and beautiful thing that she had … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Carers, Disability, Emotional Pain, Family, My Son, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Psychiatric | 12 Comments

Wedding Bells

This time last year my Bridesmaid and I were being pampered by my lovely hairdresser, who had opened the salon especially for us, while my friend Lisa rushed around  making tea and sandwiches for the assembled hoardes of Ghengis Kahn … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversaries, Family, Fandom, Friends, Homemaking, Love, Marriage, Tribble Towers | 19 Comments

Epilepsy and Blogging

Sometimes, the seizures are so severe that inertia and memory loss set in. My last seizure was a week ago – but I’m still not really making sense of things. D will talk to me and I won’t have understood … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Adapting, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Born This Way, Choose Life, Cross-stitch, Disability, Disabled Gardening, Doctor Who, Epilepsy, Family, Health, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, Homemaking, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Marriage, Milestones, Neurological, Personal Goals, Pickling, Seizures, Self, Strength | 14 Comments