Archive For The “autism” Category

Bonding over Bands 

By | June 23, 2017

One of the things that screeched at me when D (and then T) was going through the autism diagnosis process was that they’d have no empathy.   That scared me.  The thought that – and this was my perception at the time – that, as adults, they’d not acknowledge that someone might need their help […]

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Splash! 

By | June 20, 2017

It’s been another mega warm day today, hasn’t it.  A day when you wonder if it’s worth putting on make-up as it slides off your face (I did and yes, it did)! A day in which I was thrown by letters that arrived from our local hospital, telling me that my foot operation had been […]

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How Bluecrisps came to be

By | June 20, 2017

When I first signed up for Twitter and then started blogging, my name was “bluecrisps”, does anyone remember that?   About 5 years ago now. Any reference to Bluecrisps still makes me smile, it always will as that was what D called cheese and onion crisps, on account of their blue packaging. She still had […]

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Tones 

By | June 17, 2017

I was reminded today of the differing tones I use when speaking to people, a bit like the tonal changes in colours. We are all individual after all and able to adjust tone up or down dependent on our audience. For my children, my tones differ. T lives and breathes football, he always has done. […]

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Torn – My #WOTW 

By | June 15, 2017

Torn, as soon as I wrote that word, the tune by Natalie Imbruglia popped into my head.  I LOVE that song, it brings back both good and bad memories of a time when my little family unit had been rocked to its core and we got through it. It’s felt like that kind of week, […]

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A Real Schoolgirl 

By | June 13, 2017

Oh, that blog title makes me laugh, it’s a statement that one of D’s classmates said to her last week, something she’s only just told me. School uniform hasn’t been compulsory at D’s school, before and ever since she joined.  It’s suited D because she’s a leggings and tshirt/sweatshirt girl, as buttons and zips proved […]

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An autism diagnosis and beyond 

By | June 7, 2017

It was strange, thinking back, how the course of our daughter’s life changed in a moment. A moment that took place in a portacabin, painted with cheery cartoon images but a portacabin nonetheless.  The floor had gently bounced as we’d walked along to the meeting. “Your daughter has a diagnosis of autism”. Not unexpected but […]

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Singing – My #WOTW

By | June 3, 2017

This week’s one word to sum up our week could be illustrated by a picture, our D: Singing and loving it. This picture was taken at a superstars concert at school, there’s also a video which we’ve played a few times and wanted to burst with pride watching her singing and smiling at the applause […]

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D, now you are 13

By | May 19, 2017

Our gorgeous girl, how can you be 13? The years have positively flown by and here we are, you’re a teenager, something you’ve been looking forward to. I thought, to mark the occasion, I’d list 13 facts and then 13 things we love about you, here goes: 1.  You were born in our new house, […]

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The P word(s)

By | May 19, 2017

We’re at the tail end of quite an intense week, this last week.  A week in which I’ve realised just how fast D is growing up but also just how proud (my Word of the Week) I am of her. She’s 13 tomorrow, a teenager, where on earth have the last few years gone?  Regular […]

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