Category Archives: Hobbies

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

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Count The Shadows

When you’re a Whovian, if somebody mentions a library you immediately think of the episode Silence In The Library and the Vashta Nerada: I’m sure that library staff the world over are fed up with asking someone if they need … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, A Madman With A Box, Adapting, butimbeautiful, Deeper, Diane Duane, Doctor Who, Fandom, Geekiness, Health, Hobbies, Injuries, Learning, Library, Marc Schuster, Mark Schuster, Martha Reynolds | 4 Comments

The Hazy, Not So Lazy, Days Of Summer

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

Posted in 2013, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Arachnids, Asthma, Bird Care, Birds, Crusty Old Pagan, Epilepsy, Garden Wildlife, Gardening, Hobbies, Kitchen Witchy, Living With Asthma, Nature, Pickling | 6 Comments

On Writing And The Writing Industry

What makes a writer? When comes the point that you can claim to be a writer or a journalist – and a recognised and respected one at that? The best person to ask, of course, is a writer, and so … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Art, Attitudes, Blogging, Creative Writing, Doctor Who, Hobbies, Journalism, Media, Publishing, Self Promotion, The Writing Industry, TV, What Culture, Writing | 4 Comments

The Life And Times Of A Transient Journalist

I am most definitely not dead, but a lot of things have been happening – both to me and for me. My time has recently been taken up with gardening, cross-stitch, writing for What Culture, running a Facebook group with … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, A Madman With A Box, Accomplishments, Birds, Blogging, Caring For Feathered Friends, Doctor Who, Gardening, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, Hope Orchard, Journalism, Marriage, Mason Kayne, Media, Travel, Travelling, Tribble Towers, TV, Wedding, What Culture, Writing | 8 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

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

An Ode To Achilles Tendinitis

This is not so much a serious blog post (have you ever known me to be completely serious all the time? Not happening on this planet any time soon) as it is a gentle laugh at myself. You probably all … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Body Parts, Choose Life, Creative Writing, Health, Hobbies, Injuries, Jogging, Pain | 9 Comments


Today I’ve been feeling rather nostalgic; over on Facebook all of my old school friends seem to be talking about “the good old days”, when Duckula was on TV, Blind Date was still cool and meal times were a family … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, Hobbies, Home Crafts, Memories, Nostalgia, Pets, Tales Of The Rambling Rose | 22 Comments