Category Archives: The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom!

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

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

I Am A Real Sew And Sew


This is the very make of machine that I own, and I love it. Thanks to Google for the image. My Mum was right for all these years too; unless you’re making a totally posh outfit with pricey material you … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Autumn, Clothes And Cosplay, Hobbies, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Jo Grant, Needlework Days, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom! | 39 Comments

Doctor Who – And Mum Too!


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

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Adventures In Preserves, Anxiety, Autumn, Clothes And Cosplay, Creativity, Doctor Who, Family, Fandom, Geekiness, Hobbies, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Jo Grant, Katy Manning, Kitchen Witchy, Proud To Be Me, Stitching Days, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom!, Tribble Towers | 12 Comments

A Cosplay Report


Every now and again somebody will ask me how I fill my days when Epilepsy prevents me from being able to work. It’s a reasonable question when you think about it, as people who can still work will wonder what … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Accomplishments, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Clothes And Cosplay, Confidence, Creativity, Cross-stitch, Disability, Doctor Who, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Exercise, Fandom, Geekiness, Health, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Jo Grant, Katy Manning, Kitchen Witchy, Milestones, Neurological, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, Proud To Be Me, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom! | 4 Comments

Discworld Convention, Water Fights And Laughing Through Epilepsy


The husband-shape and I are now back on Roundworld, after having fun at the Discworld Convention. Truly, it’s wonderful to escape the real world every couple of years and catch up with old friends whilst meeting new ones. The Discworld … Continue reading

Posted in Accomplishments, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Born This Way, Clothes And Cosplay, Confidence, Disability, Discworld, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Excitement, Family, Fandom, Friends, Health, Injuries, Jo Grant, Katy Manning, Kitchen Witchy, Neurological, Positivity, Proud To Be Me, Refusing To Be Beaten, Seizures, Sir Terry Pratchett, Status Epilepticus, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom! | 16 Comments

In Which Fandom Proves Dangerous To My Health!


Sorry for the radio silence recently; I’m catching up with all the emails (several thousand!) and blogs that I possibly can – and have learned my lesson for neglecting my inbox and WordPress. Never again, aside from when I’m at … Continue reading

Posted in Accomplishments, Clothes And Cosplay, Creativity, Disability, Doctor Who, Exercise, Geekiness, Hobbies, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Jo Grant, Katy Manning, Refusing To Be Beaten, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom! | 10 Comments

Still Breathing, And On A New Adventure


Sorry for my abscence recently; my muse is off drinking Sangria somewhere, but occasionally she sends me postcards. I’m not sure when she’ll be back, but I shall try to manage without her for now. I’ve been okay as far … Continue reading

Posted in Clothes And Cosplay, Doctor Who, Family, Fandom, Geekiness, Hobbies, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Jo Grant, Katy Manning, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom! | 16 Comments

How To Rock A Discworld Convention


Today I feel the need for something a bit lighter on my blog than the subjects of the last few days, so I’m going to write a piece on how to be Awesome at a Discworld Convention. The husband-shape and … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Discworld, Doctor Who, Doctor Who Scarf, Firefly, Jayne Hat, Sir Terry Pratchett, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom!, Tribbles | 18 Comments

For The Eleventh Doctor Fans


A little bit of silliness from me two years ago. I cannot believe I am showing you this – but yes, I did indeed eat fish fingers and custard. I am also very shy of being in front of the … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Fandom, Fish Finger And Custard, Food, Geekiness, Humour, Silliness, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom!, TV | 10 Comments