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A Day Out With Daddy

Everyone in the house has been unwell this week, and we spent the whole of half term in the house, which was a shame because the weather was glorious. The kids were back at school on Thursday, but we kept Neil off because his tummy still wasn’t great. In the end, sending Caitlin to school wasn’t the best idea either, and we got the phone call to say she needed to be picked up early. While I was tending to Caitlin, Neil and his daddy decided to go out for a walk to dust off the cobwebs a bit. Being […]

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Our Weekend – A Walk in the Woods

After spending half term week at home feeling sorry for ourselves, I felt we all needed a bit of fresh air to blow away the cobwebs. It feels like such a long time since we have been out for a family walk. Unfortunately, Daddy still wasn’t feeling to well, so we left him at home and headed out for a nice walk. We had planned on going to the castle, but were disappointed when we arrived to find the gates were locked. Thankfully, the castle is surrounded by a beautiful woodland path, so we changed our route slightly and took […]

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A brief encounter in the park…

Neil has never been the most sociable of characters. It’s one of his traits that I would attribute to his ASD. Most of the time he’s not interested in playing or interacting with other children. He’s prefers his own company, and would choose to play minecraft on his own over playing with someone any day. He will sometimes play with Caitlin, but only on his agenda and she has to agree to play his way. Sometimes, when he’s not in the mood he will refuse, which can be tough for Caitlin as she doesn’t understand. When he decides he does […]

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New Park Fun

We have lived in our village for four and a half years now, and could hardly complain about a thing. There has been one issue that has bothered me since we got here though, and that was the condition of the local play park. The park in the village consisted of what appeared to be painted scaffholding   a dodgy looking climbing frame, a mound of concrete with a slide attached to it, some swings and lots of broken glass. It wasn’t fit for purpose when it was built, never mind now! Last year they built a park about a […]

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Jumping in Muddy Puddles

If you allowed the rain to dictate your summer activities, you would be spending an awful lot of time indoors. It has rained a lot recently, but I didn’t want to let that dampen our spirits. I love to get out and about with the kids, and I wasn’t going to let a bit of rain stop us, so after a particularly heavy spell of rain last week we decided to channel our inner Peppa Pig with some muddy puddle jumping. So after getting dressed up in our wellies and raincoats, (please don’t ask why I thought a white raincoat […]

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