September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 6: A couple of hours set aside for scrapbooking were just what the doctor ordered. 🙂 Day … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | September 2020 | Days 6-10
"You look like you're too old for that, Mum" ... said The Boy Child, on spying me during my online Step class.
September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 1: Leaving school uniform shopping until the end of the school holidays doesn't work. The Boy Child … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | September 2020 | Days 1-5
"I'm a good spreader now* ... just like the coronavirus!" *Alongside autism, The Boy Child has moderate learning difficulties. These difficulties are most noticeable when an activity requires fine motor skills - like holding and using a knife to spread butter and/or jam.
I'd reached the point where I knew that The Boy Child was more than ready for a change of scenery, but one that didn't involve going too far or walking Tilly. I settled on a night at my Club in town and few hours strolling the streets of Central London. Getting there meant a journey … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | London Calling
At this point of the year I usually have a day-to-day plan written out of how the Summer holidays might play out ... not this year. Obviously. The Boy Child's basic plan for Summer 2017 But The Boy Child still prefers to know how a day or days might be filled and winging it every … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Summer Plans
"GET AWAY FROM MY MUM!" During our recent visit to Kew Gardens, we had an encounter with a lady who didn't appear to understand the concept of socially-distancing. At one point, she got to so close to me, she was almost standing on my feet. I asked her what she thought she was doing and … Continue reading Things He Says | The Protective Edition
Ingredients:•85 g butter• 75 g soft brown sugar• 1 tsp vanilla essence• 75 g dried cranberries• 50 g plain flour• 75 g porridge oats• 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda• 1/2 tsp salt Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/gas mark 4. 2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in … Continue reading Lockdown Baking | Oat and Cranberry Cookies
Me: "This week's History assignment is to write about VE Day and what it means." Him: "Excellent! It is, as you know, my area of expertise!"
What I've stopped doing: Wearing my contact lenses. Wearing make-up. This happened around day 9. Having longish nails. Cutting them seemed the most sensible option. What I've started doing: Using tweezers on my eyebrows for the first time in years. Brushing up on secondary school maths. Beginners yoga and Pilates via YouTube and Instagram, one … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – At Home