Archive For The “diary post” Category

One Year On 

By | October 12, 2017

I didn’t realise it was a year today since my first both-feet operation, hasn’t it flown by? And, of course, when I did remember, I wondered how I should feel about it, bearing in mind it wasn’t a successful procedure and I’m currently 7 weeks post-op from the first remedial one in my right foot. […]

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What’s Next? A belated #WOTW 

By | September 24, 2017

I’ve been a tad absent this past week, it’s been a bit full-on. As I’m typing this, I’m sneezing and coughing, very “oh woe is me”!  T was off school for three days last week with vomiting and a heavy cold and it’s now reached me, not ideal what with my general feeling of being […]

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Managing 

By | August 2, 2017

I popped this photo onto Instagram earlier, of a truly happy D: She might look uncomfortable scrunched up but she’s not, she’s very relaxed. And the reason? Cash Trapped, a game show that has replaced The Chase on ITV1 for a few weeks, normally this change would cause D angst but she gets oh so excited and […]

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Annoyed – My #WOTW 

By | July 20, 2017

If you regularly read my blogs, you’ll know I’m a “glass half full” J even when my #scarfeet are at their peak of achiness and I’m just worn down by “stuff” but not this week, I’m Annoyed. Extremely annoyed and disappointed in T’s school, which isn’t an ideal way to be during the last week […]

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Proms Week Day One 

By | July 3, 2017

It’s the first day of Proms Week at D’s school, something I look forward to every year. I always find it makes me extremely proud of every child who gets up onto that stage and either sings or plays an instrument, gets up in front of a packed hall, filled with pupils, teachers and parents. […]

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Thank you Mrs Bucket 

By | July 1, 2017

Regular readers of my blogs will remember that I touched on how puberty was affecting D so far, what I haven’t mentioned is that “things” have gone somewhat downhill since then and she is NOT coping with puberty and all it’s side-effects at all, I had to keep her off school yesterday as she was so […]

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Challenges – Our #WOTW 

By | June 29, 2017

I can’t quite believe it’s Friday tomorrow, this week has rocketed by and we’re one week closer to the end of term too, eeek! It’s been a “will it happen, won’t it happen?” time for D’s Sports Day as it was re-arranged from last week as it was too hot and then the forecast for […]

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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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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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