Category Archives: Fandom

Count The Shadows


When you’re a Whovian, if somebody mentions a library you immediately think of the episode Silence In The Library and the Vashta Nerada: I’m sure that library staff the world over are fed up with asking someone if they need … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, A Madman With A Box, Adapting, butimbeautiful, Deeper, Diane Duane, Doctor Who, Fandom, Geekiness, Health, Hobbies, Injuries, Learning, Library, Marc Schuster, Mark Schuster, Martha Reynolds | 4 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

Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS, And Speculations About The Doctor’s Name


I’m going to leave the proper review to my lovely guest writer because she’s pretty awesome at breaking down Classic and New Who. However, I will say this much: For all of its ridiculousness and familiar plot twists and ideas … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, A Madman With A Box, Cyberman, Dalek, Doctor Who, Fandom, Fezes Are Cool, Fish Fingers And Custard, Geekiness, Who Is The Doctor? | 9 Comments

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

Posted in 2012, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Choose Life, Christmas, Cookery, Cross-stitch, Doctor Who, Doctor Who Scarf, Fandom, Fezes Are Cool, Food, Friends, Geekiness, Hobbies, Homemaking, Hope Orchard, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Kitchen Witchy, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Photographs, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, The Dark Side Of Autism, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom!, Winter | 13 Comments

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

Posted in 2012, A Madman With A Box, Adipose, Bohemian Doctor, Christmas, Cyberman, Dalek, Doctor Who, Doctor Who Scarf, Family, Fandom, Fedora, Fezes Are Cool, Friends, Fun, Geekiness, TARDIS | 7 Comments

To Quote River Song: “It’s My Birthday Today”


I went to bed last night and have woken up another year older. Yes, ladies and gents, I am thirty-nine today – and not ashamed to admit it because I don’t feel it at all. Perhaps I can no longer … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, A Madman With A Box, Birthday, Cosmetics, Cross-stitch, Doctor Who, Family, Fandom, Firefly, Love, Other religions, Science Fiction, Thank You!, Tribble Towers, Wicca | 27 Comments

Restrictions Of Epilepsy And Autism


I can be positive all I like concerning my neurological issues, but of course there are restrictions on what I can and cannot do. Everybody has their stone walls and glass ceilings, whoever they are and regardless of health, fitness … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Carers, Conventions, Cross-stitch, Disability, Discworld, Doctor Who, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Family, Fandom, Fun, Geekiness, Health, Home, Marvel Characters, Neurological, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Seizures, Sir Terry Pratchett, Strength, Tenacity, Vulnerability | 19 Comments

Sexuality And Doctor Who


When I was a little girl, the Doctor was – quite literally – a madman with a box. Wobbly sets, cheesy one-liners, Jelly Babies, aliens, screaming and not a hint of romance or sexual innuendo anywhere. In fact it’s only … Continue reading

Posted in A Madman With A Box, Doctor Who, Elisabeth Sladen, Fandom, Fish Fingers And Custard, Geekiness, Humour, Science Fiction, Sensuality, Sexuality, Tongue-In-Cheek | 27 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

When The Wife Is A Geek


My delightful friend Feisty Tapas has written a blog post about being the wife of a geek. I’ve taken this idea and turned it on its head a little: what if you’re the husband of a geek? I’m going to … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Documentaries, Elisabeth Sladen, Fandom, Geekiness, Hobbies, Home Crafts, Homemaking, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Kindle, Tribble Towers, TV | 30 Comments