Our autism journey – from no support to regular support

Child hand holding colorful heart on blue background. World autism awareness day concept

I recently shared a post about our autism journey so far; from when we started noticing signs of autism in Jacob to when we started to receive support for him at school. Since we started that first support process with the pastoral support plan, we have received no end of professional involvement. As much as we gained the support, it still constantly felt like banging our head against a wall. Because nothing seemed to be moving anywhere. No matter how many professionals we met with and how many meetings we attended, I felt like we were just going around in circles and meanwhile, Jacob’s behaviour was becoming worse & worse. Read more

Completing our summer garden patio with TJ Hughes | Review #AD

At the beginning of this summer we decided that we’d like to spend more time outside in our garden; though it hasn’t been as good of one as last summer, has it? We are due a heatwave this weekend, but I’m not sure whether to “yay” or “nay” as the older I get, the worse I seem to be able to cope with the heat! (And the cold, for that matter). Read more

Living the student life in Hull

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned on the blog, but many moons ago I was a student at the University of Hull. Many moons is approximately a decade and a year ago… That makes me feel quite old actually. I was studying for a degree in Psychology with Criminology. Although I only finished with a Diploma due to suffering badly with depression during my final year, being a student there before that really set in was one of the best times of my life. Read more