Category Archives: Tales Of The Rambling Rose

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

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

Epilepsy, Disability And Idiocy


“MOVE IT!” I had just hobbled off the coach, en route to my home town to visit with my son. London Victoria is where I had to change to a different coach, and I was looking forward to the two-hour … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, Abusive Behaviour, Anxiety, Attitudes, Autism, Autism Awareness, Body Image, Book, Born This Way, Bullying, Disability, Discomfort, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Harrassment, Health, Hope Orchard, Illness, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Perception, Proud To Be Autistic, Reading on the move, Seizures, Self-worth, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, The Ignorance Of Strangers, Travel, Travelling, Unacceptable Behaviour, Vulnerability | 34 Comments

Nostalgia


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

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

Five Years


Five years ago today I was watching the clock whilst waiting for my friend Jude to arrive from Brentford for the weekend, never even thinking that I’d find myself becoming D’s fiancee that night. In all honesty I don’t think … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Anniversaries, Engagement, Family, Home, Homemaking, Love, Marriage, Reminiscense, Spirited Away, Studio Ghibli, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, Tribble Towers | 10 Comments

I Have Always Been A Medical Mystery…


My body has survived many things over the years that it probably shouldn’t have survived at all. I suffer Status Epilepticus on what now seems to be a regular basis and really ought to spend more time in A&E than … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2012, Alcohol, Autism, Blogging, Born This Way, Curiosity, Epilepsy, Health, Nature, Neurological, Rumination, Status Epilepticus, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, Wolverine | 18 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

Gypsy Road – Part Two


How Did I Meet My Ex-Husband Anyway? He was on a street corner late at night, guitar in hand and singing his heart out. A lonely busker, out past midnight in the hope that clubbers would drop him some money.

Posted in Abusive Behaviour, Acceptance, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Fear, Fight For Your Rights, Hidden Homeless, Homelessness, Living On The Edge, Marriage, Memories, Positivity, Proud To Be Me, Refusing To Be Beaten, Romany Gypsy, Self, Strength, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, Tenacity, Travel, Travelling | 19 Comments

Gypsy Road – Part One


After my ex-partner made me homeless I chose to return to my ancestral Romani roots and hit the road for a while. After all, I had always wanted to leave my home town and I had friends throughout the British … Continue reading

Posted in Abusive Behaviour, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Friends, Hidden Homeless, Homelessness, Life Plans, Living On The Edge, Memories, Romany Gypsy, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, Travel, Travelling | 7 Comments