Category Archives: Self

“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

Growing Up Aged Thirty Nine And A Half


Growing up is something that I tried to avoid for all of my life until now. I inherited Romani blood which runs hot in my veins; I am an autumn child who has spent many years floating free with no … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, A Madman With A Box, Acceptance, Adventures, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Disability, Fezes Are Cool, Geekiness, Health, Hobbies, Home, Homelessness, Hope, Love, Marriage, Memories, Navel Gazing, Neurological, Reminiscense, Romany Gypsy, Self, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, The Black Dog, Travel, Tribble Towers, Vulnerability, Women's Institute | 20 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

The Rootless Path


I didn’t know where I was going; I only knew that I’d torn my roots out of the soil of the town that I had been born in, and that I didn’t want to grow new ones anywhere for the … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures, Hidden Homeless, Memories, Navel Gazing, Nonconformist, Romany Gypsy, Self, Tales Of The Rambling Rose | 7 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

Sexuality And Disability


In my hometown of Cheltenham lives a very famous lady. She is famous for being amazing. For the sake of argument, we’ll call her “Lisa”. Lisa is only a few years older than myself and is a Thalidomide victim. She … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Attitudes, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Bodily Functions, Body Image, Born This Way, Desirability, Disability, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Health, Illness, Living With Asthma, Living With Atopic Syndrome, Love, Marriage, Medication, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Seizures, Self, Sensuality, Sexuality, Status Epilepticus, The Black Dog | 14 Comments

Epilepsy And Fitness – Resolutions For 2013


Usually I don’t make resolutions, partly on account of my health and also because I forget what the resolution was in the first place, but this year I am very clear on what I need to focus on resolution-wise. Health … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Aspirations, Attitudes, Choose Life, Confidence, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Epilepsy, Exercise, Food, Health, Jogging, Mobile Phones, Patience Is A Virtue, Personal Goals, Phone Apps, Positivity, Progress, Seizures, Self, Self-worth | 17 Comments

An Overview Of 2012


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

Posted in 2012, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Autism, Body Image, Born This Way, Confidence, Cooking, Courgettes, Cross-stitch, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Disabled Gardening, Discworld, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Exercise, Family, Fezes Are Cool, Friends, Fun, Geekiness, Girl On Film, Health, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Injuries, Kitchen Witchy, Making A Lovely Mess, Marriage, Medication, Memories, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Pickling, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Psychological, Refusing To Be Beaten, Seizures, Self, Self-Realisation, Self-worth, Status Epilepticus, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, Wedding, Wedding Gown, What Not To Do In The Kitchen, Winter, Writing, Yule | 21 Comments

Epilepsy Won’t Hold Me Back Any More!


I spent much of yesterday attempting to compose my thoughts and feelings concerning my meeting with Sheila at Compass and what was discussed there. I couldn’t really piece it all together, so instead I gave you some fluff about my … Continue reading

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Status Epilepticus. Again


It truly doesn’t take very much to set me off, it would seem. This time I was triggered whilst talking to my son’s foster father. I only wanted to check that he’d recieved my message about my new phone number, … Continue reading

Posted in Alcohol, Anxiety, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Born This Way, Carers, Disability, Discomfort, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Health, Heightened Awareness, How epilepsy Can Kill, Medication, Neurological, NHS, Pain, Perception, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Real Life Horror, Seizures, Self, Status Epilepticus, Symptoms, The Ignorance Of Strangers | 27 Comments