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…
Sometimes days are just perfect for no reason other than you are 100% living them. Warm soft sand, warm soft breeze, warm soft family, warm soft arms, warm soft words... ...rather belatedly via Photo Challenge: Relax PS - the original high-resolution files for these images are lost, it serves as a reminder to relax, live … Continue reading Photo Challenge: Relax
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. Plato
...thinking about my Mum. It's my birthday and my daughter's birthday just a couple of weeks apart. Every year on my daughter's birthday I am taken right back to the moments when she entered the world and I feel it all over again. On my birthday, I know my Mum experiences the same about me. I will … Continue reading It’s Not This Time of Year Without…
I can't guarantee anything for anyone else, nor for my own family. I know what does damage, and I know what might help. Every second of every day things happen or don't happen and there are consequences. I would say if you don't want to gamble, don't unschool, but the truth is that everything else … Continue reading Guarantee
This is possibly the most inspiring thing ever. Life in all its beauty. Again, this.
Yesterday was my forty-third birthday. It was nice. Did family, did the cinema, did food... I drank enough cocktails to give me such eruptions of acid indigestion that I was blowing it out of my nose like boogers of fire plus sufficient daft dutch courage to 'indefinitely borrow' the cool cup they were served in... Oh, and I … Continue reading Forty Three, Facebook Free
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain