How To Help Your Child With Maths Anxiety using Matr

I have a confession to make: I hate maths. Probably not the best start to this blog post, but hey it's the truth. In Primary school, I was pretty good at maths. Actually, I have an old VCR Video of my five-year-old self proudly stating that maths was my favourite subject. So what happened, that … Continue reading How To Help Your Child With Maths Anxiety using Matr

I am proud to be Autistic

This one is written for Lucie. 💝   Ok folks, this is it. This is the post I’ve been trying to write - and equally trying to avoid writing - for months.   I know it’s one that will be controversial, eye-opening and inevitably stir up conversation. You won’t like everything I have to share, … Continue reading I am proud to be Autistic

True Stories to make you cry – with laughter!

As everyone is currently frantically shopping for Christmas, I thought I'd share two of my most-embarrassing and hilarious Christmas shopping experiences! Enjoy! They are true stories to make you cry - with laughter! If you follow me on Facebook, you may remember this post I wrote up last year involving a trip to Asda and … Continue reading True Stories to make you cry – with laughter!

Missing a loved-one at Christmas

There is a sadness that has over time turned from an all-consuming pain to a dull ache throbbing in the background. Yet, as Christmas Day approaches, the volume of this pain is increasing at an alarming rate. Carols that Children sing While, with tears, my ears just ring With the echoes of the past. The … Continue reading Missing a loved-one at Christmas

Hello old friend. Time for a catch up?

Oh my life.  How did we end up in December? So, the last time I wrote on this blog it was in the throws of NaNoWriMo. I have a lot of crazy stuff going on, trying to find a quiet place to nestle down and shoot out the words on my laptop before the 30th … Continue reading Hello old friend. Time for a catch up?

The Trauma of Losing a Loved One

Note to the reader - This post is extremely painful to write and even more distressing to read. If you are a family member, or particularly sensitive, please click on HOME and find a happier post to read. A considerable amount of time has passed. 382 days in fact. 382 new days in this world, … Continue reading The Trauma of Losing a Loved One

NaNoWriMo Days 10, 11 and 12 Falling Behind

Following the attack of Writer's Block on day 9, I had two days where I did absolutely NO writing. This is not good!! Tonight I managed to knock out around 800 words. My brain is like mush and my characters are being shy. It's awkward to write! And I'm trying to write while watching the TV … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Days 10, 11 and 12 Falling Behind

House-Detoxing – Laura Cleans the house. (With Pics)

Last night I had a mini-meltdown. I was tired, emotional and looked around the rooms upstairs to find disaster had hit. Life has thrown us some giant lemons recently. We've suffered with four family bereavements, the upheaval of an extension and started home-schooling. We've had some highs and lows, we had a great high on … Continue reading House-Detoxing – Laura Cleans the house. (With Pics)