Author Archives: Missus Tribble

About Missus Tribble

Media volunteer for Epilepsy Action (UK) and advocate for both epilepsy and autism awareness. Would like a Tardis when I grow up.

Missus Tribble Is Moving!


Due to the events of 2014 and my continued struggle with alcohol, this blog – and its name – has developed a bit of a stigma for me now, and I no longer feel comfortable with “rosewinelover” as a domain … Continue reading

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Where Were You When The World Fell Down?


Where were you when you heard that David Bowie died? I was curled up in bed, fast asleep. I don’t know how long Dom had been awake for, before he heard the news, but he was awake as the news … Continue reading

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The Day The World Fell Down


David Bowie has died peacefully after an eighteen month battle with cancer. The Man Who Fell To Earth is now back amongst the stars. Say hi to Major Tom for us on your way to write new, beautiful duets with … Continue reading

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RIP Kindle


Today, my third generation Keyboard Kindle (yes, one of the original ones that you hardly ever see any more) finally gave up the ghost. The unit itself is absolutely fine, but the battery has finally crystallised and will never take … Continue reading

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From Wine Stains To Tea Stains


It seems that, yet again, this blog is taking a new turn. Appropriate, I suppose, since it’s the new year and everything, but still not quite what I had planned when I began writing here three years ago. I was … Continue reading

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Lights In The Darkness: Why We Can’t Give Them Our Hate


The Paris attacks have rocked and hurt us all. Here’s why I believe we mustn’t give in. Continue reading

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Falling Off The Wagon


I was coasting along quite nicely, not a care in the world. I honestly didn’t notice it happening, until I finally noticed that it had happened. Because that’s how it always works. I forgot that I’d been using stabiliser wheels … Continue reading

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It’s All About M.E.


M.E., CFS, Yuppie Flu, Chronic Exhaustion. Call it what you will; you still never really expect it to happen to you. You’re fit; you’re healthy; you’re active. It’s something that happens to other people. Except for when it does happen … Continue reading

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Sir Terry Pratchett – 1948-2015


Originally posted on Sarah Cawkwell's Blog:
 It was my extraordinary?privilege?to meet Sir Terry Pratchett (or just ‘Terry’ as he was then) several times during the course of my late teenage and young adult years. Each one of those…

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I stand quietly


Originally posted on Dirty, Naked & Happy:
I stand quietly while you do somersaults on the bed as you aren’t being naughty, you are just trying to get your out of sync body under control. I stand quietly by the…

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