"Mum, you look ugly when you're asleep. Your mouth is open."Thanks,son.The directness that comes with autism can be a challenge.I know that he isn't being deliberately rude, but other people don't.He doesn't understand social mores and he has yet to work out he mightneed to think before he gives a voiceto his thoughts. And, in the spirit … Continue reading Things He Says | The Say It How He Sees It (Part 2) Edition
For the two nights we spent in an hotel this week, breakfast and dinner were part of our package.Pancakes with maple syrup and berry compote were a rare treat. Dinner both evenings was delicious. Pork medallions with sweet potato purée,apple tarragon and a cider cream. Chicken breast with creamed cabbage and bacon, root vegetable purée,garlic and herb roasted potatoes and … Continue reading Dining Out
It had been 4 years since I was last able to have a chat over a cuppa with the lovely Sian.~ May 2011 ~We put that right on Wednesday afternoon. The Boy Child made himself at home.And fell ever so slightly in love.It won't be 4 years until the next face-to-face cuppa, I can assure you.
This morning, as I photographed The Boy Child, I had a sense of déjà vu.I'd seen this image before.The same and yet not the same.Separated by some 60 years or more.The family historian in me is excited by the knowledge that he has walked directly in the footsteps of those he is descended from.That's pretty cool.
When Mum left for Houston on Monday, she took a small fun gift with her for my sister. A mix tape, 21st Century style. A double CD case.Two half-size A4 photos.Journalling paper. Minimal amount of embellishments. Thirty songs on two CDs. What you might call an eclectic mix. A one-off original.Here's the full playlist: Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell For America - Red … Continue reading Mix Tape | 21st Century Style
The Boy Child and I are off for a two-night adventure.We're getting on a plane.We are not leaving the UK.There will be walking in the steps of those who have gone before.There will be a meeting up with one of the loveliest blog friends I know.There will be an appreciation of a global historical event.There … Continue reading Half-Term Mini Break
It's been a: getting up very early to see Mum off at the airportand then hanging out for the rest of the daywith fabulous friends kind of Monday.And it's looking excellent for the rest of the week.This post is adapted from Sian's Me on Monday theme, which you can find on the fabulous From High in the Sky blog.
"3D television? Awesome! Does this mean we aren't poor any more?"
"My granny is different to other grannies," he said. "Why's that?" I asked. "Because she's special," he replied.
Cake is the answer. Who cares what the question is.