Whilst I’ve shared many snippets of our life on the blog – especially one of the more personal taboo, unspoken subjects of my mental health struggles – there’s one major part of our life I haven’t really spoken about. And that is, autism. A while ago I wrote a letter of sorts to my fellow special needs parents and that was really the first indicator on here, that we were dealing with this. Read more
One of Jacob’s subjects he is passionate about right now is the world and countries; he owns a number of atlases which he studies every night before going to sleep. We will often be having a conversation and he’ll randomly tell me a fact about the world that I had no idea of.
We generally have staycations but J is always telling me of the places he would love to visit. Recently during his pirate project for school we discussed where he would travel to if he were a pirate He decided on the other side of the world! Koh Samui is one of those places practically on the other side of the world, and a place I would love to visit. Read more
Once again Father’s Day is just around the corner; I’m not sure about you but I find men increasingly difficult to buy gifts for! I mean, do they want something they want, or something they need? And what do you buy the man that has everything? Food gifts? Grooming gifts? Useful gifts? Personalised gifts?… Read more
Many of my friends will know how much I love organising parties, but I didn’t have any plans for one for either of the boys’ birthdays this year. Quite simply because Jacob just cannot deal with the amount of people these days. For Noah’s birthday treat we took him to the local trampoline park and then out to Pizza Hut. It was quite last minute that we decided Jacob could have a few friends over for a tea party, and of course it had to have a theme to it. Because he is obsessed with both Lego and Harry Potter, we decided to cross the two; hence a Lego x Harry Potter themed tea party was born! Read more
Jacob has recently become obsessed with Harry Potter – I’m not sure where he’s got that from… Ahem. For his birthday this year he had a Harry Potter themed tea party with some friends from school. When it comes to party bags I don’t like putting in the usual “tat”; I prefer something that will be used more than once and has had some love put into it. So of course there was only one thing for it – magical wizarding wands! Read more