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
Having just signed up for a weekend residential crop next June (with my best pal; an added bonus), it's time to share a few layouts created over the last week or so. ~ This one just needs a spot of journaling ~ With half-term beginning later today, there'll be almost no time next week to play with … Continue reading ScrapAGoGo
It dawned on me recently that my top three favourite books are my top three for a reason. Sure, they're brilliantly written and one definitely counts as a modern classic, but the real reason I love them is because parts of my life are in them. I know that sounds a wee bit fanciful, but let me … Continue reading My Life in Three Books
The Year 6 trip to the RAF Museum? Doubly exciting when required to dress up as a wartime schoolboy evacuee.
26 September:There's always somewhere new to explore when you live in London.27 September:Doing something random and completely out of the norm is fun!28 September:A walk in the park mid-morning with The Brainy One is always a good idea. 29 September:Unsupervised homework gives a better indication of his ability.30 September: Sometimes, you realise at the end of the day … Continue reading LSNED | Days 26-30
21 September:Secondary school Open Evenings are terrifying things.22 September:If Friday had a face, I would kiss it.23 September:The support of other autism mums can't ever be underestimated.24 September: Autumn is absolutely on its way.25 September:The smallest of injuries can still cause the largest amount of pain.