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
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
The Friday before half-term was Sports Day and the weather was kind. The Boy Child competed in the shotput and the 800 metres. He may not have picked up any medals, but he took part and managed to throw the shot further than previous years. We call that a win.
We're experiencing a frustrating time just now over The Boy Child's high school placement. What should have been a simple process has morphed into hours spent calling and emailing the so-called educational professionals in the search of a concrete answer. And right in the middle of it, The Brainy One reminded me of something important … Continue reading Five Acts of Self Care
Blimey, that first quarter of 2018 has whizzed by! Let's see if April lived up to its promise of awesomeness: We were fortunate to spend 5 nights in Washington, DC. I sent a total of 2 postcards (What?! I'm suffering from postcard writing fatigue, obviously) and took 341 photos in the process. A highest Daily … Continue reading Month in Numbers | April 2018
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
February flew by, short month that it was. Let's take a look at how it turned out:I met with friends twice for coffee and a chat. 20,117 was my highest daily step count. 14 pancakes were made, tossed and consumed on Shrove Tuesday. 180 lengths were swum by me. Visits were hampered by half-term and … Continue reading Month in Numbers | February 2018
The Boy Child attends a school where 100% attendance is rewarded. At the end of each term, children who haven't missed a day receive a metal badge to wear on their blazer. If they manage 100% attendance for the whole school year, the badge is yellow in colour. Now in his third year at the … Continue reading Rewarding Attendance | Yes or No?
Welcome to my favourite scrapbooking project of the year! Let's take a look at how days 6-10 turned out: Day 6: The Year 6 Carol Service at school. Always a delight. Mostly.A journaling card, a few embellishments and a photo of the church after the service was all that was needed. Day 7: The arrival of The Boy … Continue reading December Daily | Days 6-10