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Welcome to my Corner of the interwebs! This is me:
Former ad chick. Mid-century fetish, collector. Completely gay taste in pop culture. Love design, vintage TV/movies, musicals & vodka. Rude words happen. Shameless 80′s referencer. Australia.
Mum of two BIG personalities: Mr14- Nintendo-brain, gamer graphics boss/loon, ice-skater; Miss7- fairies, dogs, ice-skating and musicals are her world. Sings ALL day.
Long married to my Mr (Home Barista of Excellence), losing our marbles together over the #housethatwouldnotbebuilt, demolishing and building in a Heritage Overlay for over four years.
Starsign: Taurus.
Favourite Colours: Deep Red, Teal.
Chocolate: Dark only. Others need not apply.
Favourite Fart Type: Morse Code.

I believe in late bloomers; we can continually learn, change or improve. At times I act, and write, like a grown up but on the whole TwitchyCorner is my outlet to document the funny and absurd observations of daily life… which despite not always saying directly, are heavily influenced by living with ASD and ADHD at home. Blogging has helped me find and fine tune my voice since early 2011. I’ve met some glorious people online. Yes Mum, they’re real!

Please join me as I share some insights from some very Twitchy perspectives. It’s a mixed bag.

No PR policy or media kit at this stage, one day. Still, we can talk.
You can contact me:
Via email: Twitchy{at symbol}twitchycorner{dot}com. (Spammers, grrr).
I tweet: @TwitchyCorner.
Instagram Fiend: @Twitchycorner
Pinterest:  twitchycorner
Facebook Page
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Delighted to be one of five ASD mums Facebooking at our Autism Our Words page, a wonderful and supportive community. 

Many have asked me (or at least one person has), “Why are you Twitchy, oh Twitchy One?”
Well, it’s a name that fits effectively because there are multiple reasons. Some mildly amusing, some really not. Most of the time wherever I am, whatever I’m doing, there’s a nagging sense I should be somewhere else, doing something else. And no, I don’t have a tic.

    I am Twitchy because:

  1. My real name is boring. Sharon! Sorry mum. Not even a middle name. Not trying to be mysterious; I write very personally about my kids and want to preserve their privacy.
  2. Highly visual with a short attention span. Sorry, where were we? (Something over your shoulder just caught my eye.)
  3. Love good coffee. Twitchiness in anticipation, jitters if I have too much.
  4. Squeamish. I detest all manner of stuff- bodily fluids, gory films, animal-based food preparation, anything dead, blech, blech, blech. No stomach for it- Big.Girl’s.Blouse.
  5. Detest crowds. I never last long and can’t wait to flee. Rooms without windows? *shudders*
  6. Injustice makes me bristle. I don’t watch TV news. There’s just so much already out there to keep me awake at night. Equality activist. Joint Destroyer.
  7. Seasonal hayfever. Terrible! Pollens and stuff get right up my nose and into my sensitive eyes. Certain I was a lab bunny in a previous life. PS: Bunnies twitch ;)
  8. Super sensitive skin. I feel everything, it is my superpower. I spontaneously break out in rashes. I’m a dedicated sun-evader and swear I can feel myself cooking.
    Any skin condition you name it- I have a tendency toward it and a bajillion creams in my bedside drawer. No wrinkled pillows. If you’ve lost a pea under your mattress, just give me a call.
    Labels and fallen hairs must come out of my clothing and I will remove any offending articles while I am still talking to you. (Emery boards are stashed EVERYWHERE.)
  9. BS detector. Will never accept needless snark or bullies. I aim to surround myself with quality people and twitch inwardly when the alarm goes off. *cough!* But I do have SOME social skills, y’know. So I just say it in my head: Your eyes are shifty, you sancti-MON-ious wanker.
  10. Confession: It’s a nod to my all time favourite TV show Bewitched. I hate housework and love that Samantha Stephens. She was married to a gay man once. I’ve been to her house and still want to be her when I grow up.


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helen January 10, 2014 at 12:38 am

I am sorry Sharon. I am the guilty party who deprived you of a middle name. You started to ask about it as soon as you could talk (a few minutes after birth and the issue of a birth certificate, was it?) I tried to suggest that you could use Louise. That lasted a week. Then I suggested Elizabeth; two days tops and you ditched it.
I liked Sharon because it had a nice ring to it and I liked the girl named Sharon on the Mickey Mouse show. That was my first TV show in Australia and not knowing any English names, to me it sounded exotic. And now I have a Shazza! How exotic is that? SO SORRY. Your loving and contrite Mum X

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Emily November 29, 2013 at 8:56 pm

This may just be the best About Me I’ve ever read. Love it all but actually guffawed at Morse Code.

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Twitchy December 1, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Thanks for saying this. The Morse Code thing was a last minute inspiration!

Lara @ This Charming Mum November 28, 2013 at 4:52 pm

This is great! I think we’re all a bit twitchy, but you’ve really embraced it :) I’m all for gay taste in pop culture. I’d definitely list that as a ‘pro’.

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Twitchy November 28, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Thank you! It was never meant to be anything else. Just tellin’ it like it is :)

Rhianna November 28, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I think Twitchy is such a great name, I so wish I had of thought of it first! Lovely about me page, I think it sums you up just perfectly.

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Twitchy November 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Thank you, it does, not only because I have so much to say…

Robomum November 28, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Bewitched? I didn’t know that!
Having spent time together at DPCon13, I’m happy to call you a bloggy pal! Thanks for linking your page this week. Robo X

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Twitchy November 28, 2013 at 12:41 pm

I loved meeting you too. And for the record internet, it is your loss this woman posts no pics of herself. She’s a hottie! x

Ed @ The Tunnel November 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Intriguing. Surely someone out there in the internet has photographs of Robomum? We could get some crowd-funding happening perhaps. Name your price, people!

Tegan November 28, 2013 at 11:45 am

It’s interesting to find out why people pick the nicknames that they do.

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Twitchy November 28, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Isn’t it? There are some real corkers out there :D

Kirsten McCulloch August 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Creases in the pillow slip! Terrible! Who can sleep on that?

Also, I loved bewitched too :)

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Jody at Six Little Hearts July 5, 2013 at 10:37 am

OMG! I love Bewitched!!! All time favourite show! Named my sixth child Tabitha just to honour it! (Middle name – husband got naming rights on this one so she is officially Celeste)!
Her home is my dream home and I have always wanted that angel in wrought iron that was on her wall at the top of that stunning stairwell!! :D

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Ness October 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Oh my stars! I love Samantha too…although not too sure about the forsaking her powers to be a normal housewife thing…

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Twitchy October 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

:D but the point is, she kept breaking her own rules ;)

Michelle Higgins July 28, 2011 at 6:44 am

I love the Twitchy insights! And I love Samantha too. Although not at your level of devotion – not even close. What is with no middle name? THat is just wrong.

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Twitchy July 28, 2011 at 9:57 am

Ah yes. Well given my mother wanted to find an acceptable name to go with our big fat foreign surname, she thought that was plenty to deal with. By the time she got to my brother she got the hang of it, and he has a middle name. (Just another reason we always argue he is the favoured child.) My husband also has no middle name.

Bowerbird July 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Aha! So now we know :) Thankyou for that lovely little insight. Aren’t you clever to come up with one word that has so many connections? Love it.

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Denyse July 15, 2011 at 12:18 am

Thanks for a very thorough explanation there Ms TC. Yes, I admit I’ve asked. For some reason a cat came to mind……..and it appears a cat is often found very close to you. In your face ….. I recall the time you started on Twitter….. Those “good old days” when you were on your L’s. Now you are flying high! Go girl! You are a very gifted person. Just sayin’

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Twitchy July 15, 2011 at 12:57 am

Thank you Denyse, coming from a former school principal, that’s something. Come to think of it, they said that to me in primary school too. I must’ve peaked around Grade 5 or 6. Haven’t amounted to much since then! ;P

traceyb65 July 14, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I never questioned why you were called Twitchy … it was just ‘you’! and I MIGHT have mentioned i seriously considered calling my daughter Tabitha … xt

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Twitchy July 14, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Cute! Serena actually made it onto our list but was eventually eliminated. One day I shall blog further on this topic…WITH pics :O

Twitchy November 28, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Don’t hold your breath- she likes to keep it modest online :) She is lovely though.

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