The Tribble’s Wife

Born and raised in Gloucestershire, I’m an adopted Essex girl; a blogger, writer, sci-fi freak, cross-stitcher, cook, reader and nature lover. I am also an active member of Epilepsy Action and recently became a Media Volunteer for them.

I have epilepsy and am autistic; these are both subjects that I cover in my writing. I do my best to remain upbeat though, and I always manage to find the funny side of a situation.

I’m a collector of all things fandom. I have Doctor Who, Being Human, Misfits, Leverage, Life On Mars and Ashes To Ashes on DVD, and I collect plush Tribbles and Doctor Who figurines. I also own two sonic screwdrivers, a sonic pen, a plush Adipose and a purring plush Rex from Primeval. I also have a love of aeroplanes, and I own a genuine Concorde turbine blade.

I have a profoundly autistic teenage son (who cannot live with me due to my own disabilities) and I am a strong voice for advocacy of Autism Understanding and Epilepsy Awareness.

I love meeting new people and sharing their adventures, as well as sharing my own escapades.

37 Responses to The Tribble’s Wife

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog, commenting and following! I’m now following yours, too!

    • Tribble Wife says:

      Thank you! I’m looking forward to getting to know you! I’m trying to get myself back in shape after a year of enforced inactivity and it’s nice to know that I shan’t be alone πŸ™‚

  2. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check it out at

  3. the.Luigi says:

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and following!! I just want to ask… where do you get your Doctor Who merchandise? I used to collect those trading cards you get from the magazines and store them in a Tardis case, but I misplaced the entire things somewhere >_< At the very least I want to have a sonic pen… or a fez. I'm not picky, lol.

    • Tribble Wife says:

      I get a lot of my merchandise (mostly the action figures) from Amazon, but for my birthday last month my husband went to the local comic shop and got me the box set of all eleven Lego Doctors! I also have a pint TARDIS mug, complete with lid, lots of the DVDs, remote controlled battling Daleks, some of the Doctor Who Adventure magazines (which is where the fez came from) and even a TARDIS tree topper!

      Also, I have a movement-activated light and sound TARDIS. What we did was to lie it on its side “Eleventh Hour” style, I have my Raggedy Doctor figure peering out of it and my husband made him a little grappling hook to hold. Everybody loves that detail!

      I’m a diehard fan of Tom Baker, but also love Pertwee and Troughton. As far as “Nu Who” goes, I’m insane for Eccleston and Matt!

  4. ailialana says:

    Thank you for following my blog…Time is of the essence at present..but I am now following your blog and will be back…I have much to read I see. Aox

  5. Hi Ms Trib, you’ve already got this once but hey, you can never get too much praise right?!?, it’s the versatile blogger award (again!)

  6. katkasia says:

    Hi! Just a quick note to let you know I have nominated you for the Blog on Fire Award. Congratulations, and hope you’re feeling better soon!

  7. I didn’t know anyone else who keeps plush tribbles!

  8. Mine has an internal switch so that I can change it from purring to agitated!

    Tribbles are awesome – and so is anybody who loves them, which is why I am now following you πŸ™‚

  9. Thank you for taking the time to read and follow my blog…I hope you enjoy the trip.

    Happy Mother’s Day.

    Be encouraged!

  10. Thanks for stopping by our blog “Rezich Family Kitchen” and liking “Sunday With Dad.” Keep up the great work writing and sharing your thoughts about the subjects that you are passionate about.

  11. Great blog! I can’t wait to read more.

  12. Thanks for the recent like and follow on my blog, it’s a delight to come across your wonderful positivity and love of tribbles! Looking forward to reading more πŸ™‚

    • Thank you for the follow! I’ve known Dave for some years now and he’s a really great guy who even makes coffee look tasty to me (and I went off coffee 17 years ago while pregnant)!

      Welcome to my world of sci-fi, mishaps, poetry, random waffle and Tribbles πŸ˜€

  13. petrel41 says:

    Thank you for following my blog! Welcome πŸ™‚

  14. kford2007 says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. I have a gift for you – a digital copy of the signed cover of the Make Believe anthology. Please contact me by email at kford2007(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll send it over to you right away.

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  16. terry1954 says:

    i feel so special having met you and knowing we are friends. thank our good Lord for WordPress for bringing us together

  17. fpdorchak says:

    Missus Tribble, I love what you’re doing! I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award:!

  18. Gel says:

    I saw a comment you left at Fiona’s blog and it made me want to check out your blog. Though I don’t share your love for Sci fi, I also love nature and cooking and pickling and don’t worry too much about dressing up….nature girl, garden student and kitchen witch…It’ll be interesting seeing what you write about here. I have some info on the dietary angle and autism if you are interested.

  19. Hi

    Pleased to meet you. :).

    My name is Kevin Gillespie. I do, MUCH prefer to be called Kev though. :). I live in Cardiff. :).

    Thank You for visiting & Following my Blog, MUCH Appreciated. :).

    I am now Following your Blog too. :).

    Best Wishes. πŸ™‚

  20. katkasia says:

    Hi Gemma! Sorry I’ve not been by for a while – I’ve been tied up with my little guy (who is also called Rhys). I hope your Rhys is receiving the help he needs, and that a fresh look at his condition will improve things for you all. It must be terribly hard.
    Actually, on that subject, I was wondering if you might be interested in contributing to an anthology about motherhood I’m putting together? If so, please shoot me an email at kasia_oz (at) hotmail (dot) com, and we can chat further.

    • Hi! Yes, I had been wondering where you were – I’ve missed you! I hope that you and your Rhys are well! Beautiful name isn’t it? It’s Welsh for “Leader” and is also commonly interpreted to mean “Strong One”. πŸ™‚

      I shall certainly email you, but I’m not really sure what I can contribute!

      Gemma xx

  21. pfstare says:

    Thanks for following – I’ve followed back as you really made me laugh today πŸ™‚

  22. Katie says:

    Love what I’ve seen so far on this blog. I love Doctor Who, and other UK television. I’m from the US.

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