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Hobby-based rabbit holes that I’ve fallen into

One of my autistic traits is that I’m very much an all-in or all-out kind of person. A key example of this is that I can’t watch a TV show unless I see it from start to finish. I simply refuse to dip in and out. Even if it’s a sitcom designed to be viewed as a whole and as individual episodes, I need to see it all. The problem with this is that when I get obsessed, I get truly obsessed. And over the past few years, there are a lot of hobby-based rabbit holes that I’ve fallen into. Things I’ve decided I want to do and spent an absolute fortune on before realising it was the idea I liked and not the actual ‘thing’. So here is a list of everything I’ve wasted my money on, why and whether or not it was worth it.

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10 Years ago I had Status Epilepticus

Today marks 10 years since my first experience of Status Epilepticus. I’ve never gone into a lot of detail about that night, mainly because I can’t remember most of it. However, I think it’s time to finally discuss the events that followed, so buckle up.

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Stop Just Banging on About the Dogs

Remember, remember the fifth of November,Gunpowder, treason and absolute hell for anyone with audio sensitivity. This is version three of this blog. I've been posting slightly edited variants annually for four years now (except 2020). However, I've altered the title...

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VNS Reflections- 2 Years!

Two years ago today I walked through the doors of the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery feeling scared, frustrated and desperate. I was in a dire situation and was running out of options. That day I had my Vagal Nerve Stimulator (VNS) implant surgery and...

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60 minutes of sobbing whilst typing

It's 1:35 AM. I'm knackered, have had a busy day and need to go to sleep. But instead, I'm sat here crying. Crying in pain and upset. Right now I hate myself. And I guess the best way to process those sorts of feelings is by writing them out. I know I have a strong...

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The start of the Euros 2020

Ever since I built this site I've stayed very on-brand with what I've written. However, when setting up my dad's website a few months back, I was reminded of something. Once upon a time, writing wasn't just about getting important messages out to the world, it was...

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Where I am mentally

One thing I've mentioned recently but not gone into great detail about is my mental health. As I've said before, round about my 25th Birthday something just clicked in my mind. I began hearing and seeing things differently. And for the first time in about 15 years, I...

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