Wind turbines, straight lines and other wild passions

Only a few of those who know me intimately know of my absolute, joyful and unabashed love of wind turbines.  I find them majestic and calming.  I love how they rise out of the countryside, enduring, stoic, reliable, rhythmic... It's a niche thing I appreciate, but I'd argue not outside the wider bounds of normal. … Continue reading Wind turbines, straight lines and other wild passions

Pause: an alphabetical proverbial poem about adulting and parenting

Written for World Autism Awareness Week: this is my equivalent of the shaved head, raffle or sponsored slim.  If it touches you at all, please click here to make a donation to the National Autistic Society or at least, share as widely as you can so we can hopefully tap into some rich people... Pause Accidents will happen (even in … Continue reading Pause: an alphabetical proverbial poem about adulting and parenting

The people I want to bludgeon

Bludgeon.  Mhhhmmmm, a delicious word.  Like curmudgeon.  One of the reasons I am generally happy and content is that I carefully nurture my inner curmudgeon, by rigorously maintaining a kill list. Over the past several years of mindful contemplation, I have come to the conclusion that there is little point in being disgusted at oneself. There … Continue reading The people I want to bludgeon

Wot you looking at, with your #JudgeyFace?

“The expression people pull when they are making instant judgements about James and me.  JudgeyFace”. That’s a quote from an almost-annoying-cool-and-funny woman-blogger-mum called Louise Williams speaking about the contempt and hostility that she and her autistic son James face when out in public. I would recommend you check out her blog, but don't tell me … Continue reading Wot you looking at, with your #JudgeyFace?

Too Much Information: by Beatrix, aged 8

To mark the end of World Autism Awareness Week, Beatrix, my amazing autistic daughter, would like to share her personal experiences of Asperger's.  She would really like to make a difference, to make her own little mark on the internet, so please share... To some of us autistic people it’s like a big dangerous world out there that … Continue reading Too Much Information: by Beatrix, aged 8