Autistic – Not Naughty

As many of you who follow my blog will know by now, I have 3 children under 6, the middle one who is autistic. After his diagnosis 4 years ago it become evident to me that autism is an area along with many “invisible disabilities” that need more awareness and people to understand the effectsContinue reading “Autistic – Not Naughty”

Lockdown with Additional Needs Children

The build up to any half term or school holiday is, for a lot of autistic children, well prepared for. Perhaps a week or so of social stories, new timetables, discussions with your child etc. will begin on the lead up to the break up of term. Even then half terms bring such a changeContinue reading “Lockdown with Additional Needs Children”

My Marathon Journey – Weeks 1 – 4

https://www.justgiving.com/Cockneyinthecountryside I would love to be able to tell you how I applied for the London 2020 Marathon and wrote out my well thought through application but the truth is I can’t remember. The first I knew about my marathon application was when a man from the National Autistic Society called offering me a place.Continue reading “My Marathon Journey – Weeks 1 – 4”

Half a Year Blogging

I can hardly believe its been 6 months since I started my blog Cockney in the Countryside. To be honest this time last August I didn’t know too much about the blogging world and never did I imagine how much starting my blog would change my life. That sounds so dramatic a statement “blogging changedContinue reading “Half a Year Blogging”

September Stress

Across my news feeds the last 6 weeks I have seen countless memes and statuses with the same theme; parents counting down the days till the end of the summer holidays. Personally I have enjoyed my summer with my children, not because I am a perfect mother, but because my children tend to get aContinue reading “September Stress”