Category Archives: Fear


Ever since childhood I have suffered from arachnophobia. I mainly absorbed this fear from my mother, who is so afraid of our eight-legged friends that she was never able to hide it from me. As a result, I grew up … Continue reading

Posted in Arachnids, Arachnophobia, Fear, Garden Wildlife, Home, Phobia | Tagged , | 23 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

Goodbye To Compass

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 Since that first meeting, when I was still so withdrawn and suspicious of strangers, it hasn’t really felt like counselling at all; it’s been more like visiting a … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Adapting, Alcohol, Anxiety, Body Image, Cooking, Counselling, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Discomfort, Doctor Who, Doctor Who Scarf, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Epiphany, Exercise, Fear, Food, Food Experimentation, Health, Home, Home Crafts, Humour, Kitchen Witchy, Life Plans, Milestones, Pickling, Positivity, Progress, Psychological, Self-Realisation, Self-worth, Tenacity, Therapy, Tribble Towers | 4 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

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Adapting, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Aspirations, Attitudes, Born This Way, Choose Life, Christmas, Confidence, Cookery, Cooking, Counselling, Creativity, Cross-stitch, Disabled Gardening, Discomfort, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Epiphany, Exercise, Family, Fear, Food, Food Experimentation, Friends, Health, Hobbies, Home Crafts, Homemaking, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Life Plans, Living With Asthma, Living With Atopic Syndrome, Love, Marriage, Medication, Memories, Milestones, Navel Gazing, Neurological, Non Fiction, Pain, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Refusing To Be Beaten, Seizures, Self, Self-Realisation, Self-worth, Strength, Tenacity, Therapy, Validation | 14 Comments

Autism Families And The News

I’m just going to come right out and say it: I am terrified of my autistic son. He is sixteen years old, stands at about five foot eight and has the strength of three grown men. The slightest sign of … Continue reading

Posted in About The Carer, Abusive Behaviour, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Fear, Neurological, Self Defence, Sensory Overload, The Dark Side Of Autism | 17 Comments

School Bus Special Needs Worker Chokes Autistic Boy As Driver Laughs

I don’t often check the Google alerts that I’ve set up, but in this case I am very glad I did, because this is a stark reminder that people like my son – people like me – are victimised and … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, Abusive Behaviour, Attitudes, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Bullying, Carers, Cruelty, Fear, Fight For Your Rights, Harrassment, I Love Autism Kids, Injuries, Media, Neurological, Pack Mentality, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Rant, Real Life Horror, Violence, Vulnerability | 35 Comments

The Importance Of Diagnosis

When you have any kind of physical or neurological “disorder” (and I use that term very loosely) it’s vital to have a proper diagnosis to keep that “disorder” from completely ruining your life. If there is no medication for your … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", Acceptance, Atopic Syndrome, Disability, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Fear, Heightened Awareness, Hyperacusis, Hyperkenesis, Living With Atopic Syndrome, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Positivity, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Psychiatric, Psychological, Symptoms, Validation | 9 Comments

The Long Road Home

She stood on a chilly street underneath a streetlamp – the only source of heat. All she had was a small suitcase, an address and a postcode. Beyond that she had no idea what the future held. Her aggressor – … Continue reading

Posted in Abusive Behaviour, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Anxiety, Family, Fear, Friends, Home, Homelessness, Joy, Love, Marriage, Memories, Non Fiction, Positivity, Self, The Black Dog, Tribble Towers, Wedding | 12 Comments

Wot I Did On My Holly Days (Or, Life Without Internet)

Our new modem arrived this morning, so Tribble Towers is fully powered and ready to go as far as the internet is concerned. However, during the last forty-eight hours, we’ve had to stumble blindly through that unknown territory which is: … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Anxiety, Attitudes, Blogging, Born This Way, Clothes And Cosplay, Cross-stitch, Disability, Dreams, Epilepsy, Fear, Food, Health, Hobbies, Home, Humour, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Jayne Hat, Jo Grant, Love, Marriage, Memories, Neurological, Nightmares, Rumination, Seizures, Self, Silliness, Tenacity, Tribble Towers | 7 Comments

Epilepsy And Lifestyle Changes

As blogged at Thoroughly Disordered yesterday, I need to make some serious lifestyle changes. I chose not to put it all here on my main blog because I felt that it didn’t really belong, but it’s probably still worth a … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Alcohol, Attitudes, Confidence, Depression, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Fear, Food, Health, Life Plans, Neurological, Positivity, Psychological, Refusing To Be Beaten, Self-worth, Tenacity, The Black Dog, Therapy | 10 Comments