Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11 – 15

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. Like last year, I'm recording what I've learned throughout September here. Day 11: I can walk home from his new school in around 30 minutes.  Think of what … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11 – 15

Scrapping in 2018 #11

Scrapbooking time was virtually non-existent during the Summer holidays, and what little time available was allocated to our holiday Traveller's Notebook. I've added a page to The Boy Child's album - one about being runner-up for a prize initiated by the family of his teacher who died.  The Cup (it's actually a rose bowl) is … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #11

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

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. Like last year, I'm recording what I've learned throughout September here. Day 6: The Swim Ladies are a readymade support group, even if they don't know it.  I … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

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. Like last year, I'm recording what I've learned throughout September here. Day 1: I should have explored Hampstead years ago.   Day 2: Don't take the SatNav's directions … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

Month in Numbers | July 2018

Did July turn out to be jubilantly joyful?  Let's see what the numbers say: 270 lengths of the pool at the gym. My highest daily step count was 24,898. Just 10 scrapbook pages made (and no TN spreads) this month. 34ºC: our highest temperature this month.  It's been incredible; surely on of the hottest Julys … Continue reading Month in Numbers | July 2018

Transition to Secondary School

The process of securing a secondary school place for The Boy Child has been both difficult and stressful. After months of meetings, phone calls, emails and a formal complaint, The Boy Child is due to join a specialist autism-specific school in September. The decision to leave mainstream education was not one we took lightly, but the … Continue reading Transition to Secondary School

The London Primary Panathlon Finals

The Boy Child recently competed in the London Primary Panathlon Finals at the Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Panathlon is a charity that provides sporting opportunities to disabled young people. Having won the regional competition last September, The Boy Child and nine other pupils from his school were excited to be taking part … Continue reading The London Primary Panathlon Finals

My Real Life Experience

Having reached a significant milestone in life recently (the age that falls somewhere between 49 and 51), it occurred to me that no matter how long The Boy Child lives for, I will always have had more of real life experience. And here's why … in years gone by: I had to make sense of … Continue reading My Real Life Experience