Do you enjoy buying gifts for your child/ren? Do they tell you about things they’d want for their birthday or Christmas? And do they open their gifts with a face of excitement, which shifts to joy when they see what’s inside? For me, the answer to the first question above is yes, but for the … More Buying Gifts for a Sensory Seeking, Non-Verbal, Autistic Child with Developmental Delays…?
A little while ago our instagram account reached 1000 followers, and it made me think of that I’ve never really done a post where I/we introduce ourselves, on any of our social media. So I wrote a little post on instagram, and then went on to share a slightly revised version of it on our … More This is us: A ‘better late than never’ introduction
One of the very few Scandinavian traditions which I like to keep alive to some extent after our move from Sweden to the UK (almost two years ago now) is the yearly ‘Lucia’ celebrations on 13 December, also known as ‘St Lucy’s Day’. WHAT IS IT? In short, celebrating Lucia consists of watching or participating … More Celebrating ‘Lucia’: A Scandinavian Tradition
I’d like to write a post about why I don’t care about the causes of autism. But I fear that it would probably turn into a Sisyphean task. There are too many thoughts in my head, many of them unfinished, and so much I could say. The words may just come pouring out, jumbled, endlessly … More Why I Don’t Care about the Causes of Autism (…or what if I do?)
Earlier this year I wrote a first ”Penguin Plays…” post (which you can read here) and I mentioned the that I intended to follow that up with more posts on various kinds of play. And here comes a second instalment – about playing with lego! My main reason for wanting to do a series of … More Penguin Plays… with Lego!
This picture of a very tired Penguin was taken last week, on a visit to Standen House and Gardens. He had only had about 4 hours of sleep that night, plus a short nap in the car on our way to Standen. Perhaps we should have changed our plans and stayed at home instead, but … More Knackered (or A Lesson in Self-Care…)
I wrote about this on our facebook page earlier today, and then realised that it should perhaps go in a blog post too, as it’s an example of the kind of thing which I might have found helpful to see a few years ago (or even now, as I’m always inspired by seeing how others … More When Your Autistic Child Recognises & Communicates Their Need for Downtime!
A LITTLE BACKGROUND To begin with, I would like to express how infinitely grateful I am for having a garden! I love that we can step out into our own tiny little corner of the great outdoors. We can use it at any time of day and in any way we want, while showing some … More Paradise Lost… and Regained? A Tale of Two Gardens
I woke up with a headache again today, just like yesterday morning. But today, despite my headache, I’m in a somewhat celebratory mood, and it’s all to do with a ‘smelly cow’… The first sign of the forementioned cow appeared late on Wednesday evening. Penguin was lying in bed, doing some drawing on a favourite … More Why I’m Rejoicing over a ‘Smelly Cow’
I can hardly believe it’s already been over a month since we got the keys to our new home. And at the same time, our life in the caravan feels strangely distant already, as we’ve settled in well here, and this little house now feels very much like Home. Penguin seems happy with the place … More Settling into Our New Home