Archive For The “diary post” Category


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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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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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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