Category Archives: Not A Supermarket Tomato

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

“You Should Get A Job…”


“… And then you’d be getting paid for something worthwhile complaining about.” I looked at her; a pretty woman with blonde hair, a stinky attitude and a smug expression on her face. I stand some inches taller than she, and … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Animal Neglect, Animals, Attitudes, Barking, Born This Way, Bullies, Bullying, Cruelty, Disability, Disability Aids, Disablism, Discomfort, Dogs, Dreams, Emotional Pain, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Injuries, Medication, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Nuisance, People, Personal Goals, Pets, Proud To Be Me, Rant, Seizures, Self, Stupidity Gets A Tag Now, The Ignorance Of Strangers, Wheelchairs | 36 Comments

Frank La Rocca, Epilepsy Nurse


This blog post is actually not about Frank La Rocca at all – more about my visit with the neurologist today – but since his name is always amongst “Top Searches” on my dashboard and I received a message a … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Accomplishments, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Book, butimbeautiful, Deeper, Disability, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Frank La Rocca, Friends, Health, Kindle, Maldon, Medication, Milestones, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Me, Seizures | 5 Comments

Wheelchair


I can walk; I can even jog a little, and dance in short bursts. I can get to the local shops and back and sometimes I don’t even need my walking stick. What I cannot do, however, is have days … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Acceptance, Adapting, Attitudes, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Book Club, Disability, Disability Aids, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Personal Goals, Positivity, Proud To Be Autistic, Sensory Overload, Tenacity, Travelling, Walking aids, Wheelchairs | 19 Comments

Introspection


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

Autistic Son Psyched In A Bad Way


I have mentioned my autistic son many times before. I’ve shared the good times, the bad times, some photographs of my handsome, cheeky little man. A young man who is basically thoughtful, sweet-natured, warm hearted, kind, handsome and funny. He … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Meltdown, Disability, Health, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Psychiatric, The Dark Side Of Autism | 13 Comments

Turning Japanese And Cross-Stitch Flowers


I am still stuck in bed, but feeling a good deal better. My bruise has come out in some rather amazing hues, but the pain isn’t as bad as it was – in fact, I managed to roll over to … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, A Madman With A Box, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Born This Way, Carers, Choose Life, Disability, Doctor Who, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Health, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Injuries, Marriage, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Seizures | 26 Comments

Social Anxiety


“I don’t think they like me.” “Well, they seemed to last time I collected you.” “I don’t know; I don’t think they really know what to make of me.” My husband and I have this same conversation every month when … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Accomplishments, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Anxiety, Aspirations, Attitudes, Autism, Born This Way, Chrysalis, Confidence, Emerging Butterfly, Fear, Friends, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, Kitchen Witchy, Milestones, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Personal Goals, Pickling, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Autistic, Self, Self-worth, Social Anxiety, Tribble Towers, Women's Institute | 23 Comments

The Ultimate Devotion


I love to write free-form, unstructured poetry. It’s honest; it’s pure; it’s emotive in a way that structured, rhyming stanzas are sometimes not. I dedicate this free-form to my wonderful husband, D, who has no idea how much I truly … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, About The Carer, Adapting, Autism, Autistic Meltdown, Born This Way, Creative Writing, Disability, Epilepsy, Health, Love, Marriage, Neurological, Non Fiction, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Proud To Be Me, Psychological, Seizures, Sensory Overload, Symptoms, The Dark Side Of Autism, Tribble Towers, Vulnerability, Writing | 24 Comments