The Get to Work Book

When I rebranded this blog, I decided to use a dedicated planner for potential blog post ideas.  One that ran like a diary, but had enough space for jottings, draft posts and the general minutiae required to run a reasonably well organised blog. I settled on the Get to Work book as my planner.  Which is actually faintly … Continue reading The Get to Work Book

Blog Review | 2017

Happy New Year to you and yours! The last quarter of 2017 saw me giving this blog a lot of thought.  Not about stopping (as so many favourite bloggers appear to have done in 2017), but more about the direction and content.  Earlier in the year, someone had told me that my blog was all … Continue reading Blog Review | 2017

This Weekend I …

An early start on Saturday for Autism | Early Birds at the Science Museum, and an unobstructed view of the neighbouring Natural History Museum's ice rink and Christmas tree.There then followed pretty much a rerun of when we were last in town early for Dawnosaurs - hot chocolate and toast, Christmas windows, lunch and a … Continue reading This Weekend I …

That Time I Almost Had Breakfast With A Brain Surgeon

Back in June 2013, I mentioned that we had a new arrival in the family and that the said new arrival was extremely poorly.  Some four and a half years later, that wee baby is a living miracle, and she was here in London last week with her Granny (my cousin) for a dinner.They were in … Continue reading That Time I Almost Had Breakfast With A Brain Surgeon

This Weekend I …

The early hours of Saturday morning brought the first frost to our part of West London but, as we woke to blue sky and sunshine, we didn't allow the cold to deter us.  Our destination was the beautiful setting of Waddesdon Manor, the former home of the Rothschild family.  It passed to the National Trust  in … Continue reading This Weekend I …

Dear Santa

During half-term at the end of last month, I casually asked The Boy Child if he'd like to write his letter to Santa.  It's an activity that has a finite shelf-life and I know that as he's nearly eleven, we must be reaching the end.  But he simply shrugged his shoulders, said, "sure!" and dashed it off in … Continue reading Dear Santa

This Weekend I …

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 … Continue reading This Weekend I …

Half-Term Road Trip | Lacock and Harry Potter

During our day in Lacock, we spent several hours discovering which areas of the village had appeared in the Harry Potter series of films.  My Goddaughter had come along with us and came prepared with her robe and wand.  As you do.That's her, outside James and Lily Potter's house in Godric's Hollow.  The house appeared in Harry … Continue reading Half-Term Road Trip | Lacock and Harry Potter