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  • Cabbage Patch Kids and lettuce! Sun 30th June 2013

    Goodness, our day started early today! We were on a train by 7.22am (yawnsville) to head up to Hamleys in Regent Street for a 30th anniversary party for a relaunch of Cabbage Patch Kids. I remember one of my sisters wanting one (back in the day) and don't... Read more

  • Silent Sunday

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  • My little (big-footed) mermaid! Sat 29th June 2013

    #autism #diary post Today's been a good day, T enjoyed his football session this morning (separate post below) albeit with some anxieties as to whether he'd have a place - luckily he did. D's had an incredible growth spurt recently, I had her feet measured... Read more

  • Mr Pick living his dream with Chelsea and Samsung #autism

    Here's my little man this morning, living his dream, training with some coaches from the Chelsea academy. A mix-up over timings via his football manager meant that we had to turn up and hope for some no-shows. Not ideal for a child who thrives on routine... Read more

  • Symmetry Friday 28th June 2013

    My first diary post on Overblog, I've got very used to blogging with Wordpress, this feels strange but good. It's been a positive end to the week, both children tired but happy and looking forward to the weekend: T with his football tomorrow and D with... Read more

  • Thursday’s children are.. Tired 27th June 2013

    I was reminded of the poem below when I was thinking of tonight’s blog title: “Monday’s child is fair of face, Tuesday’s child is full of grace, Wednesday’s child is full of woe, Thursday’s child has far to go, Friday’s child is loving and giving, Saturday’s... Read more

  • Creating a personalised tablet case and a discount code for readers – Product Review

    There is one thing guaranteed to calm/entice/capture my children’s attention and that is me saying “would you like a few moments on the iPad/my phone”. They are little whiz-kids on these, any app seems to be mastered incredibly quickly and they are learning... Read more

  • A Sports Day medal #Prose4T

    This was D yesterday morning, my nervous but excited girl, on the way to her school sports day. She’s at a special needs school due to her anxieties and autism, mainstream sports days just didn’t happen for her – unfamiliar/too many people, too much noise... Read more

  • A medal! Weds 26th June 2013

    There is a happy 9-year old girl settling tonight, she’s added a medal to her little collection. Her brother, T, is so sporty both in his thinking and how he plays, that he has quite a collection of medals and trophies. D doesn’t say, but with her fascination... Read more

  • Saving money and helping the environment with an Ecoegg – Product Review

    How much do you spend on laundry products a week? A month? It’s not cheap is it. The tablets we use work out at £2 a week, they’ve recently jumped in price to £3.35 a week. Multiply that by 52 weeks and that’s £174.20 a year (excuse me whilst I fall off... Read more