Education and Activities Archive

Update on Jude’s social care situation

    I realise I haven’t written about my communications with the council a great deal recently. This is partly intentional because a) I don’t want to appear like I’m whinging again and b) I …

Lies we tell children

    I’m not sure if I’ve become more sensitive in my old age but I’ve definitely become more in tune to things we say to children through observing the way people treat their little ones when …

The potentially factious topic of boarding

    It’s funny how your views change as you (and your children) get older; individual wants and needs differ with progress and time so you inevitably find yourself contemplating scenarios you once never thought optional.   Today has …

Glossary part 1

  I intended to write an article on the governments disability policies; listing them, analysing them and then saying YAYY it’s all going to be ok! But…and I’d love someone to show me the link I’ve …

Letter of response and progression

So despite the fact last week almost killed me with stress and fatigue, a couple of good things happened.   Firstly, I was kept up to date with meetings and progress by my new contact within the …

A letter to Herts County Council (HCC)

Dear HCC,   Please excuse the ubiquitous letter however so many people and so many departments have factored into our time in Hertfordshire that I can’t particularly address it to one individual. That would be unfair …

School Transfer

So my apparently convoluted quest to find out what date Jude is transferring to his new school continues… To date, I have been consistently telephoning the council every week for around a month now and have …

Chores

So last weekend, this happened…                       Nice technique there Jude!   Yes, that is Mr. Giraffe in the swing – Jude often puts him in there …

Half term trip to Mead Farm

I think the thing I’ve noticed the most over our half term break is just how big Jude has grown recently. I no longer need to look downwards to speak to him and loads of …