Archive For The “diary post” 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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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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Back on the bus! 

By | April 25, 2017

The Easter school holidays flew by and D just could not wait to get back to school, bless her. It wasn’t just the routine – that she craves and needs – although that played a big part – it was the fact that she’d be going back onto home-school transport from now until the end […]

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Our Trooper – Tues 21st March 2017

By | March 21, 2017

You may have seen from my Facebook feed that yesterday took a rather unexpected turn, after a phone call from D’s SN school. The moment when your heart has an extra beat as you see the school’s number flash up on your phone is never good for nerves is it?  Poor D had collided heads […]

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Waiting – Thurs 16th March 2017

By | March 16, 2017

I haven’t blogged for a while because I’d be in danger of repeating myself, over and over. Life is ticking by for T and D, we have days where it feels like we’re on that emotional rollercoaster; days where I wonder what the future holds for our very individual children and days mostly when I […]

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Judged – Tues 14th Feb 2017

By | February 14, 2017

I’ve been blogging a while now, ooh five years I think.  At times it’s useful to “blog it out”, clear out some of the thoughts that tumble around in my head. Thoughts that have remained more or less the same since I started to blog: Worries about the future.  Five years ago, D was nearly […]

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Got the Virus #WOTW #R2BC 

By | February 9, 2017

It’s funny isn’t it, the little things we find that just keep us going, in times of stress, things that enhance our wellbeing. Mine used to be chocolate, still is tbh, but it has been replaced by something a bit better for me and that produces a nice end result (you can’t always say that […]

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