This weekend saw us fit a lot in. We began early Saturday morning with our regular visit to the Natural History Museum for Dawnosaurs, the early opening autism-specific event. It might mean leaving the house in the dark, but it’s an event we all enjoy.As we’re usually done with both Dawnosaurs and a stop for a second breakfast by 10am, we then walked from South Kensington to Piccadilly, using the time it took to score the newly installed Christmas windows along the way. The Boy Child and I mark all the festive windows we see out of ten, and declare a winner in early December. The leading contender this year is Harrods. Harvey Nichols sits on nil point. After yet another break for food, lunch at Pizza Express, we passed the afternoon in a West End cinema watching Paddington 2. Which turned out to be a good thing, because a) we all loved it and b) it rained all afternoon.Sunday dawned clear and bright, so we headed off to Osterley Park, a hidden gem of a place just a few miles from where we live. Although chilly in the shade, we strolled around the grounds for an hour or so, before finishing up with a hot cuppa and a comfort break.Have you detected a theme running through the weekend? Yep, the number of stops for something to eat. There’s simple rationale behind it: The Boy Child struggles with the idea of going for a walk, as it’s too open-ended. He likes a timescale for activities, and we’ve learned over the years that if we break an outing down into manageable chunks and outline a rough plan for him, the whole day goes much better for all concerned.
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