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Life On The Edge Of The Sofa
I'm a 42 year old writer, living with my husband and a large collection of tarantulas in Essex. I have an adult son with severe autism and learning disabilities, I'm a media volunteer for Epilepsy Action, and - in spite of a disability preventing me from continuing in my career as a care assistant (I had also hoped to train as a staff nurse) - I give back what I can to my community by volunteering at the local library a few times a week. I am passionate about human and animals rights, and believe that all lives matter. I'm known locally as the eccentric Doctor Who fan who always wears fandom t-shirts and a smile. Oh; I'm also known as Spider Lady.
I enjoy baking, reading and gardening, and I have extensive ways in which to use garden ingredients for pickles and sauces. I've spent this year regaining my health after a near-fatal illness last summer, and encourage others to embrace life in every way they can.
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Category Archives: Kitchen Witchy
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
As a Shamanic Wiccan who loves to create foods and pickles from the garden, I feel that both Thor and Diana have been kind to me so far this year. Thor has stopped by often enough to clear the humid … Continue reading
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
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 Since that first meeting, when I was still so withdrawn and suspicious of strangers, it hasn’t really felt like counselling at all; it’s been more like visiting a … Continue reading
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
I have always harboured an acute interest in food from all around the world, and the attendant customs. There is very little that I won’t eat – although I draw the line at anything with tentacles, and I can’t eat … Continue reading
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
Yet again, a busy weekend has led to an overflowing inbox. Don’t worry though; if I haven’t got to you already I will – eventually! My Mum and stepdad were unable to attend my wedding due to work commitments (and, … Continue reading