An Elf took a stroll…

Life is a bit stressful at the moment so sharing a story I wrote a few years ago. It is loosely based around the Gruffalo and aims to raise Autism Awareness. Please share. 😁🎅 An elf took a stroll through a Christmassy wood, The elf saw a child and stopped where it stood, “What are…… Continue reading An Elf took a stroll…


Just when I find something that works it all goes bottoms up. We had a routine, a goal, something to work towards, and now we are unable to do it. It is the rules, it is health and safety, blah blah blah….., yes I know, you have to follow them. I understand that, I respect…… Continue reading Rules….change.


Our Puppy, Domino, has been with us for 12 days. 12 days of bonding, 12 days of playing, 12 days of seeing tiny things I have never seen before in my girl. Tiny little recognitions of emotions, of feelings and empathy. The puppy has become my girls teacher. Domino is, very slowly, leading my girl…… Continue reading Pupdate.

Autism isn’t…..

Autism is…..the life we live. Autism is…..the thing I talk about all the time. Autism is….. something I will never fully understand. Autism is…..a lifelong learning curve. Autism is… learning to drive a car, with a non english talking instructor, whilst you are sitting backwards and wearing a blindfold. Autism is….. something I will never…… Continue reading Autism isn’t…..

It could have worked?

So first day back at school today after half term and a weeks holiday. It was supposed to be an easy morning…….because that is what school had planned. It was a good idea, but one I knew was destined to fail. ‘Go with it’ I thought, ‘it may work. It might be the incentive she…… Continue reading It could have worked?

Pokémon obsessed?

Special interests. Obsessions. Infatuations. When does it become too much? It is common for a person with Autism to have a special interest. My girl is very much all or nothing. She is a very rigid thinker. She either hates something, or becomes super interested in it. It sounds harmless enough doesn’t it? It is…… Continue reading Pokémon obsessed?