Panel Result: I have just heard that the Social Care department of our council are not willing to fund Jude’s residential place at the moment as they seem to think that four hours a week support is working pretty fine for us all. Even going to panel they didn’t put forward a request for a […]

  Earlier in the week I promised to tell you about the meeting I had on Monday with various people in Jude’s entourage. I think for the first time in the last eleven years, I came out of a meeting feeling positive and that finally, my requests for him and our family were being listened to. […]

    So FINALLY, the day has come where Jude returns to school from the Easter holidays. It’s just for an hour and a half today as I think it will be a lot to take on…a new school full of bigger children, new teachers, new bus driver, literally everything is new. Jude has new […]

    Yesterday was a draining but insightful day. Firstly, I took Jude to hospital to undergo assessments with a paediatrician plus a couple of other SEN professionals to see whether or not he is on the Spectrum (ASD). I applied for this to be done back in  October 2015 and a year and a […]

I have been a fan of Orchard Toys for a while so when they asked if we would like to review one of their products, I was thrilled to oblige.   Emmeline has started to enjoy jigsaw puzzles at nursery so conveniently (and by complete coincidence) they decided to send us a box of two piece […]

    I wrote a guest post for my lovely blogger friend Jenni from Chilling with Lucas. Inspired by an overheard conversation (I’m such an earwigger, aren’t I?!) where a mother told her young son that if he put his coat on, she would buy him the lollypop he’d been asking for. Why not just teach […]