Category Archives: Hope Orchard

The Life And Times Of A Transient Journalist


I am most definitely not dead, but a lot of things have been happening – both to me and for me. My time has recently been taken up with gardening, cross-stitch, writing for What Culture, running a Facebook group with … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, A Madman With A Box, Accomplishments, Birds, Blogging, Caring For Feathered Friends, Doctor Who, Gardening, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, Hope Orchard, Journalism, Marriage, Mason Kayne, Media, Travel, Travelling, Tribble Towers, TV, Wedding, What Culture, Writing | 8 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

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

Hope Orchard Guest House – A Review From The Point Of A Disabled Individual


My husband and I rarely travel, but we do have to regularly find our way from Chelmsford, Essex, to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in order to visit my family. Since I am a not-particularly-mobile Epileptic individual who often needs the aid of … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Hope Orchard, Review | 10 Comments