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”

Safer Internet Day – Social Media

This year on Tuesday 11th February we have National Safer Internet Day. A day in which the aim is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and correctly. As a parent the Internet and social media in particular scares me. Therefore days like Safer Internet Day are indeed very much neededContinue reading “Safer Internet Day – Social Media”

Blippi UK Toy Launch – Review

The world is fast changing and the average children’s TV programme and channels such as CBeebies, although still popular, have some competition. Birthdays and Christmases have been hard to cater for when my youngest’s favourite thing to watch became You Tube star Blippi’s channel. With his catchy songs and colourful educational videos he quickly becameContinue reading “Blippi UK Toy Launch – Review”

Christmas Decorating with Children

One of the first conversations my husband and I discuss when moving into a new home is… Where will the Christmas tree go? However now with three children in tow discussions around Christmas decor are more along the lines of “how will we save the tree this year?” Posing a series of questions over atContinue reading “Christmas Decorating with Children”

Lying to my Husband and Acqua Alta – Venice

The Lies It started in January, the secrets and the planning. I began to search the Internet extensively, reading forums and finding the best possible outcome. I squirelled money away for months in my son’s shoe box under the bed and made countless secret phone calls making arrangements. As the date to leave came closerContinue reading “Lying to my Husband and Acqua Alta – Venice”

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”

Jazwares Angry Birds Toys and Collectables

After much excitement my three were super excited to see the release of Angry Birds the Movie 2 and be reunited with all their favourite birds on screen Red, Chuck, Bomb and many more. Feuding with the green pigs the angry birds are forced to join forces when a fret against both islands emerge! TheContinue reading “Jazwares Angry Birds Toys and Collectables”

Survival of the Six Weeks Holidays

The end of the school year is looming and a monumental challenge is ready and waiting for us parents as we embark on 6 full weeks with our children. Over the past week I have seen various posts on blogs and across social media which I have found quite honestly a bit “preachy.” The postsContinue reading “Survival of the Six Weeks Holidays”

In Loving Memory of The Sainsbury’s Cat aka Garfield.

Today I stood in the foyer of Sainsbury’s I looked at all of the carefully laid flowers, tributes, photos and memoirs of a beautiful soul who sadly left us last week. Just two weeks prior I had stood in this exact same spot talking to him, tickling him behind the ears and petting his handsomeContinue reading “In Loving Memory of The Sainsbury’s Cat aka Garfield.”