Archive For The “Collaboration” Category

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 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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Summer Holidays Week One and How Gaming Benefits T Socially

By | August 1, 2018

We’ve been in summer holiday mode a week now, with D finishing school last Tuesday and T’s end of term being the Friday before. As is the norm with our children, they both much prefer being in the house or garden, individually they rely so much on the school routine that, the changes greatly affect […]

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The pros and cons of re-starting driving lessons 

By | July 26, 2018

I’m currently a non-driver, by (kind of) choice.  Nerves got the better of me during two driving tests and I was all set to put in for another test but “life” and the autism diagnosis process for our children took precedence, then the matter of schooling, then life events, then 3 feet operations since October […]

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Recycling and how we can get better at it here 

By | July 26, 2018

I tended to think we were pretty good at recycling in our house. We have a de-clutter a couple of times a year with piles made, labelling them as: “keep” (but only if the items are actually going to be worn/used),  “sell” (for anything that could either be auctioned online or head off to a […]

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When We Renew Our Vows 

By | July 13, 2018

Hubby and I have been married for 16 years now, together for 18, we married on the second anniversary of our first date, which – thinking about it now – is quite handy because we only have the one date to remember! We do joke that we’d “have got less time for crime/must be due […]

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Making your home your own 

By | July 5, 2018

Finding your first home, away from your parents/carers, is always exciting, isn’t it. Whether it be a room in a shared house, a flat share or taking that first step on the property ladder, it’s an exciting time, a chance to exert your personality onto a blank canvas. When I first left the family home, […]

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Enhancing body confidence with Knixteen 

By | June 22, 2018

Mother Nature can be a “bit” of a cow, can’t she? Those teenage and pre-teen years are fraught with hormone changes, the “shall I, shan’t I?” when it comes to letting that someone special know you like them, coupled with that “what if they don’t like me? What if I say the wrong thing or […]

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National Citizen Service for Year 11 teens for Summer 2018 

By | April 24, 2018

Being a parent to two teenagers (a son of 15 and a daughter of 13, both with autism), I cannot help but worry about the world that they are growing up in, not just from an additional needs viewpoint but also with regard to the multiple stabbings in London so far this year. We live in […]

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