Author Archives: Jeannette

Wellbeing, poppies and a request from me #BAPs

By | November 15, 2018

We all have differing ways of coping with whatever life throws at us, don’t we? Little strategies that help, whether it be something that can be dipped in and out of, or a specific. For D, it’s her Art, it always has been, I love how, with a few strokes of a pencil, her picture […]

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PCOS, hopes for D and me #NaturesBestPCOS

By | November 15, 2018

When I was growing up, I guess because of a fractured childhood, all I wanted was to have my own family and a little house, somewhere I could feel secure and watch that family grow. We had D’s Annual Review at school recently and she expressed the same wish, but added in the fact she […]

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Short Term Care Options – Guest Post

By | November 1, 2018

There are nearly always occasions when you will need short term care or some extra support for someone you care for. Sometimes this may be because they require additional input for a short period of time (for example following a hospital stay or for holiday care); in other cases, your own well-being or that of […]

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Being Quiet Is Okay, Isn’t It? 

By | October 23, 2018

I know I haven’t blogged much about school life for D and T recently but something said at D’s parents evening at her SN school last week has stuck with me. Our girl is doing okay, more than okay at the moment, she’s started a GCSE course (we are so proud) in a subject which […]

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Me And My Inner Princess 

By | October 21, 2018

Have I ever mentioned how much I love going to Windsor? We’re about half an hour away by train and, as the little two carriage shuttle train from Slough pulls in (runs every ten minutes) I always have a little surge of excitement as I see Windsor Castle come into view from the windows, there’s […]

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My Scheepjes Whirl Hexagon cardigan – tah dah!! @scheepjes

By | October 21, 2018

Occasionally my crochet and autism pages collide, they’re bound to as crochet helps my wellbeing so much, both from a parenting and a post foot operation complications viewpoint. One particular pattern has been my go-to for cardigans made in chunky, super chunky, double knit yarns and now in a Scheepjes Whirl. If you haven’t heard […]

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Guest Post – Borderline Personality Disorder and Me

By | October 21, 2018

I’m very pleased to be hosting this guest post from Sarah and hope it helps to raise some awareness around Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD. “BPD – Borderline Personality Disorder, also sometimes known as EUPD – Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. I’m not sure which name I like better, borderline just makes me think they have […]

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My Tips For A Thrifty Christmas 

By | October 20, 2018

Yep, we’re in October and we can’t ignore it, Christmas is coming! If your local shops arent be-decked out with decorations yet, they will be! I must admit, I do love seeing all-things Christmas arrive in John Lewis, I always take D to see their Christmas department and always love how they sort their display […]

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My Foodie Experiences Of London

By | October 19, 2018

When I was a teen, London was the place to be. I’d already decided that I was going to be a backing singer and marry my favourite pop star and we’d live in Kensington, we can dream, can’t we? I’d get the coach to London every Saturday with my friend, I realise now that that […]

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How @circusstarr promotes inclusivity and positive body imagery 

By | October 16, 2018

If you’ve been a regular reader of my blogs, you’ll be aware that we look forward to the annual show that Circus Starr brings to town. Circus Starr are a not-for-profit organisation, relying on local donations from the towns that they visit so that they can put on a fantastically, inclusive show for disabled and disadvantaged children […]

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