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
I didn't really want to blog about the UK General Election, I am not really knowledgeable enough, in fact, I fear that my typical cuss-filled indignant rhetoric more likely sends people careering in the opposite direction to the one I hope to inspire them to follow... but here goes. It's nearly 10am, it's already voting day, … Continue reading Incendiary Divisiveness
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
Please note this post was prepared way ahead of the awful event at Westminster last week, there's no attempt to play off any increased searching or traffic around terms related to the Houses of Parliament. I thought about not publishing this but on reflection, I hope the majority of people will not be offended. If you disagree, I … Continue reading Too Much Information? Butt out!
On Saturday I went to the AGM of the National Autistic Society. Our family are members and have done a number of things to support the charity over the past couple of years from being featured in their donor mailings to busting a gut doing the Tough Mudder... It was thrilling to hear how their 'Too … Continue reading How to Start a Revolution, erm, maybe…
This is possibly the most inspiring thing ever. Life in all its beauty. Again, this.
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
“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?
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
Ever since she was little, Beatrix has been allowed to use my iPhone. I have always loved uploading photos to my mac and seeing her pictures in amongst mine; little insights, perhaps, into the world as she sees it... here are some of them. I am sharing these as part of World Autism Awareness Week, I do … Continue reading Beautiful Eyes… seeing beauty in details