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!
It seems to be a 'thing' in the blogging community to do a "Year In Review" post and so as 2016 draws to a close, I've been thinking about this blog and what I've achieved, enjoyed, learned, yadda, blah, yadda... and there's no escaping that, for me, it has run its course. Once upon a time I … Continue reading Happy and out…
I took this photo just moments ago, holding our breath, wondering at the wobbly bubbly colours, trying not to giggle and make it pop. We were trying to squeeze in as many different tricks and experiments as we could imagine, squeeze out as much fun and laughter as possible, before the itchy gloves became too overwhelming. Sometimes the … Continue reading Photo Challenge: Magic
People often ask me how my daughter is educated at home, what we do, whether we have tutors, workbooks, follow the national curriculum etc... I'm never quite sure what to say. To sum up our amazing, awesome learning adventure in few-enough words to satisfy what is generally only a very fleeting casual interest would be impossible and, I feel, … Continue reading What does home ed look like?
Let's ignore the US election for a bit. So... erm... it's nearly my birthday! I'm not sure what I want other than I want something big and not useful or for the house, something that reflects my new "self-care" focus. I'm thinking dramatic, I'm thinking irrational, I'm thinking eye-roll stupid, I'm sort of thinking I'd like another … Continue reading McFwuffy and The RatBag