How Pumpkin Carving Sparked A Communication Milestone For Our Nonverbal Teenager

I hope everyone’s had a happy Halloween out there, even if it might be a bit different to usual this year. For me, the most memorable moment of this Halloween week happened on Thursday evening, when Penguin and I were making a start at carving the largest of our pumpkins… I used his AAC (we … More How Pumpkin Carving Sparked A Communication Milestone For Our Nonverbal Teenager

An October Visit To Sissinghurst Castle Garden

At the very beginning of October, we spent a beautiful afternoon at Sissinghurst Castle Garden and the surrounding estate. We’ve been there several times before, and I’ve written about it previously in a few posts, mainly here and here (links open in new tab/window). For this post, I’ll let the photos do most of the … More An October Visit To Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Baking Together: Extra Special Sponge Cake With Raisins, Cranberries & More

Yesterday we made a special sponge cake which turned out really well, so I thought we should share it here with you, in case you might like to make one too! I took inspiration from this apple cake recipe for the basics, but instead of apples and spices, this delicious cake got it’s flavours from … More Baking Together: Extra Special Sponge Cake With Raisins, Cranberries & More

Exploring Nature With #30DaysWild, Part Three: Day 21-30

Here’s the third and final part of my posts on our 30 Days Wild! I’d meant to get this post done a long time ago, but I’m clearly staying true to my life motto of “better late than never”… In case you haven’t read our first two posts about #30DaysWild, please take a look at … More Exploring Nature With #30DaysWild, Part Three: Day 21-30

Exploring Nature With #30DaysWild, Part One: Day 1-10

Today is 1 July, and throughout the whole of June we’ve been taking part in the ’30 Days Wild’ initiative, hosted by The Wildlife Trusts. What that means is basically that we’ve done at least one thing per day to connect in some way with the nature and wildlife around us. They’ve all been pretty … More Exploring Nature With #30DaysWild, Part One: Day 1-10

Learning About Porcupines, Sloths & Other Animals, With The Home Safari Resources From Cincinnati Zoo

There are a great deal of amazing online resources that have been created because of the lockdown/quarantine situation we’re currently living in. One of them is the ‘Home Safari’ from Cincinnati Zoo, and we’ve been using this as one of our learning resources this spring. The amazing zoo keepers do a facebook live every day … More Learning About Porcupines, Sloths & Other Animals, With The Home Safari Resources From Cincinnati Zoo

Baking Together: Colourful Marzipan Lava Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Working on life skills such as cooking is of great importance to us, especially as we would like our son to achieve a reasonable degree of independence despite his disabilities. If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ll know that baking together is something we enjoy and do on a fairly regular basis. At the … More Baking Together: Colourful Marzipan Lava Cookies (Gluten-Free)