Washington, DC is awash with world-class museums and the majority of them are free to enter. The Smithsonian runs a large proportion of them and their buildings occupy large blocks on either side of the National Mall, so they are easy to find. Air and Space Museum: This Museum is part of the Smithsonian setup … Continue reading Washington, DC | Museums
"What's the thing you want to see or do most in Washington?" I asked, perhaps rather foolishly. "Insult him", he replied.
"Can we go and see that new film with Ohmy Whiffy in, please?"
This week, 26 March- 2 April, is Autism Awareness Week. Did you know that there are 700,000 people in the UK with autism and 2.8 million with a family member on the spectrum? With that many families, you'd think it would be impossible to feel isolated and lonely, yet that is exactly how living with … Continue reading Autism Awareness Week
The Brainy One and I have been trying to persuade The Boy Child for years that going to see Cirque du Soleil would be fantastic. The French-Canadian company has an annual run at London's Royal Albert Hall every January-February. This year's production was Ovo, although in truth, most punters go for the clowns, acrobats and … Continue reading Cirque du Soleil
During half-term, we returned to the Design Museum for Ferrari: Under the Skin. The visit was much more successful than the last.The Boy Child thought it was pretty cool, with his interest caught and held by film footage from days of yore, and the books in the gift shop. He made himself so at home … Continue reading Ferrari: Under the Skin at The Design Museum
"Nothing is better than coffee and books!" (To be clear, he's actually holding a cup of tea, but has been known to order a decaf latté.)
There are some things about autism that are hard to live with. It’s all relative, because, let’s be honest, autism is hard to live with. Full stop. Let’s talk managing a different routine. We pretty much have the term-time, Monday to Friday routine off pat (but transition to secondary school is looming and I'm anticipating … Continue reading Autism and the Everyday #11
Thanks to the Beast from the East, Winter arrived in the middle of last week. The Boy Child's managed to remain open for most of that time, with just one closure last Friday (which TBC was happy about, even if disappointed that meant the cancellation of dressing up again as Harry Potter for World Book … Continue reading Snowy Days
We kicked off the weekend with some unexpected, but entirely welcome, visitors...... we left them in bed on Saturday morning when we left the house early for Autism | Early Birds at the Science Museum.After our friends left, the afternoon saw us catch up with Cachirulo and Los Pequeños for a belated 3rd birthday get … Continue reading This Weekend I …