Today is World Autism Awareness Day (a.k.a. World Autism Day, as some prefer not to use the term ‘awareness’), this week is Autism Awareness Week, and April is Autism Awareness Month. However, as our son Penguin is autistic, we’re just as aware on all the other days, weeks and months of the year, and I … More 3 Autistic Traits I Would Like You To Know About!
Last night I wrote a post titled ‘No School?! No Panic…’, about how I don’t think parents should feel any pressure to mimic school or set up super ambitious schedules for learning at home during these times of school closures, social distancing, and isolation. If you haven’t read the post yet, you can find it … More Special Needs Learning At Home: How Can I Help?
I’m seeing a lot of posts at the moment about how to fill your days at home, now that the kids will be out of school (and not allowed to hang out with friends etc). And more than once, I’ve felt a wish to tell parents to please calm down. Not about the virus, that … More No School?! No Panic…
Today we’ve done something quite special: We’ve travelled to the Moon! Well, okay maybe not the actual Moon in outer space, but about as close as you can get. We went to see the Museum of the Moon, which is currently exhibiting at Rochester Cathedral, until Wednesday 4 March. The Museum of the Moon is … More Museum Of The Moon At Rochester Cathedral!
The event that I’m going to tell you about in this post happened the other week, but at the time felt too overwhelmed to write about it, and then when I tried I found it tricky to put it into words. I’m not sure I’ll be entirely successful now either, but I’m giving it a … More My nonverbal 12 year old autistic child talked to me about his drawing!
In December last year (2019), we visited Drusillas Park for the first time. We’d heard about it shortly after moving to south east England three years ago, but for various reasons (including cost, as well as it’s being a bit of a journey for us to get there) we hadn’t managed to visit the place … More Visiting Drusillas Park in Wintertime
This Christmas I decided to make homemade caramels for the first time in my life. They turned out really well and Penguin loved them (as did I). When our first batch had been eaten, Penguin made it quite clear that more needed to be made, as a matter of urgency. The second batch was just … More Homemade Chocolate Caramels (Almost Too Tasty!)
Last January we made a day trip to the north east corner of the Kentish coast, to visit the beautiful beaches at Botany Bay and Kingsgate Bay (not far from Margate). We’d never been there before so we weren’t quite sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a fantastic natrual environment and … More Days Out In The South East: Kingsgate & Botany Bay, Kent
Hever Castle has for quite some time been on my wish list of places I’d like us to visit. Last week it finally came true, and it turned out to be a truly magical experience! I’m sure the castle and gardens are amazing at any time of the year, but now during the Christmas period … More Days Out In The South East: Christmas Time At Hever Castle!
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I haven’t been posting very much here during November. I posted about this on our social media about a week ago, but it’s just as relevant for here on the blog, so I feel I should write about it here as well. Plus this also gives me an … More Getting The Balance Right…?