You know you must have done something right when someone from Australia gets in touch to say they'll be in London and wants to meet up. The young lady in question is the grand daughter of Mum's penfriend, Kay, and I haven't seen her since The Brainy One and I visited Australia in 2005. We … Continue reading She Came From a Land Down Under
Dog tired ... She has brought so much joy into our livesShe's not quite there with the house trainingShe's a very dainty eater (not like Max at all!)She has her own group of friends on the school run. I am ignored by strangers who say hello to her by nameShe's not afraid to bark at … Continue reading 10 Things | Tilly
In June, 2017, I wrote that I had been on the receiving end of the cruel act of ghosting and was asked recently if the situation behind the ghosting had been resolved. Almost two years on and no, it hasn't. I've hesitated about commenting further here about what happened to me and, ultimately, have decided … Continue reading What I Learned From Being Ghosted
The Boy Child has begun travel training; a supported transition to enable him to travel to and from school by himself. I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't anxious. Travel training begins - the trainer is just out of sight around the corner The Boy Child has a comprehensive timetable of how his … Continue reading Travel Training Begins
Supporting a friend who is going through a difficult time. A pot of tea always helps. Thinking about Christmas. Reading Wonder by RJ Palacio. Watching the new series of Outlander on Amazon Prime. Realising that good health is not guaranteed. Making not as many scrapbook pages as I might like. Listening to Stephen Fry read … Continue reading Right Now …
Two hours at lunch with good friends can make all the difference to how I cope with the difficult days.
Somehow he's at Secondary School. In a school where everyone understands autism. In a school where his star can shine.
Friend's mum: "Chat, chat, chat … do they live near your mum?" Me: "Mum passed away in early 2016 …" Friend's mum looks both appalled and embarrassed, and reaches for my hand. The Boy Child: "It's okay, we're not as sad as we used to be."
After visiting Carlyle's House, we had lunch at the Royal Hospital and then popped into the National Army Museum. We focused our attention on the temporary exhibition Special Forces: In the Shadows, which presents ideas of security and secrecy through the lens of the UK's Special Forces. It's a fascinating exhibition and one that makes me … Continue reading National Army Museum
February 2018 marked my Blogoversary – ten years of blogging. I recognise that I wasn’t very good in early days, but it still might be fun to look back over the years … In 2016: I wrote about it being six months. In 2013: I wrote about right now. In 2010: I posted a recipe. … Continue reading On This Day