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Alien Crafts

Today is Star Wars day, apparently. That means absolutely nothing to me, unfortunately, as I’m not a Star Wars fan. If you do happen to be a fan of Star Wars, then I wish you a happy Star Wars day. May the force be with you, or whatever. Today’s prompt for day 4 of BEDM is ‘Star Wars Day, talk about Sci-Fi’. I have spent the last 3 or 4 days wondering what the hell I was going to write about. I like to stick to prompts, but I really don’t like Sci-fi and honestly couldn’t think of anything to […]

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World Book Day Potato Characters

As I’m sure you are all well aware, World Book Day is coming up. Up and down the country I’m sure there are parents panicking about costumes as we speak. This is Neil’s first year at school, and so my first experience of book day. I have read plenty about it, and was expecting Neil to come home with a costume request. On Monday night, as I was putting my kids to bed, my hubby said “Oh by the way, this was in his bag”, and handed me a large muddy potato. Accompanying the potato was the instructions to decorate […]

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Monsters of the deep!

Sea Monster Costume Neil is learning about ‘under the sea’ at school this term. As part of his home learning this week we were asked to help him make a sea creature costume & bring it in to school to wear during play. Neil asked if we could make a squid/ octopus type creature. We took an afternoon in the town last week and bought some bits and pieces, ready to get creative. We used 3 pairs of women’s navy tights, a long sleeve top from the charity shop, a roll of cushion filling and some needle and thread. I […]

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‘The Time Train’

I have mentioned in previous posts that my wee man, Neil, has ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) We are currently awaiting official diagnosis, and the process is very long, but we’ve pretty much been told by the professionals that we have seen so far that it’s a clear case. He would be on the high functioning end of the spectrum, but still struggles a lot with some day to day activities. Children with ASD can find the world around them very confusing, and like to have routine to their life so they know what’s going to happen every day. While our […]

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