Thursday, 28 July 2016
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
This week's wonderful Wednesday share is from Yogarden on Instagram and is about caring for plants. Now I'm not a plant person, or a yoga person actually and I'm not even in Instagram, but I saw a tweet that said "...help children learn to be gentle" and I clicked.
Monday, 25 July 2016
Finally it's the weather for it. Big festivals are currently not something we could consider going to, so we took advantage and enjoyed a little autism friendly mini festival in our own garden.
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
This week's wonderful Wednesday share comes from the Richmond and Twickenham Times and is about a group of three kids at secondary school who have taken it upon themselves to help their friend with autism at school.
Monday, 18 July 2016
Holiday. "An extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in travelling."
Leave. Recess. Time off from work (yeah right).
Thursday, 14 July 2016
That's right. Until David was five years old, we didn't kiss on the mouth. And now he's five and a half years old and we do .. I have absolutely no intention of stopping him.
Despite having a partner who works in the media I came across this rather bizarre 'news' story in The Telegraph about Victoria Beckham kissing her daughter on the lips via other bloggers supporting her actions. Nothing bizarre about that in my opinion.. the really daft bit is that somehow it seems to have upset people?
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
This week's wonderful Wednesday share is about a letter that a teacher sends to her student with autism that praises him for all the qualities not tested for in the SATS. I came across it on Scope's facebook page via the The Guardian. It was originally shared by the students mother, Gail Twist, but has been picked up by lots of outlets including The Mighty site.
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Insects and bugs. I'm not the biggest fan of watching a magnified creepy crawly on the television. But on the understanding that they are pretty useful for the planet, I don't have an issue with them too much.
Anthony quite likes ants.. why wouldn't he? As a boy with autism he likes routines, lines, purpose. Ants have all of these.
Monday, 11 July 2016
When my partner is out or away I'm not very good at going to bed. The children tend to go to bed a bit later. I have a bizarre dinner like cereal, or baked beans with cheese on them - if I haven't already eaten with the kids at their meal time. I watch movies - more than one. And I got to bed very late... when I'm tired so when I get into bed I fall straight asleep.
Thursday, 7 July 2016
He was past ten years old and had been having tummy problems for a few years. He was on a special diet but was still sick every now and again. We think he may have eaten something when he was out as he suddenly got very sick and collapsed on the stairs. We took him to the vets. Little did I know that it would be the last time anyone in the family saw him.
Wednesday, 6 July 2016
This week's wonderful Wednesday share starts with a facebook post from Dinky and Me and was inspired by this image from Aspergers Experts. The image shows a statement that fits with a 'don't judge a book by it's cover' type scenario. Don't start by assuming kids are behaving badly.
Monday, 4 July 2016
I've been fortunate enough to see beautiful sunsets over electric blue seas and sparkling snow covered mountains but I've never had a view as precious as the one I had one evening last week.