Day One

So yesterday was technically the first day of the summer holidays and I think it went pretty typical to form. We argued a lot, Jude and Elsa fought (physically as well as verbally!) we played in the …

Hanging out with hippies

I knew I was going to love Folk by the Oak when we walked in through the entrance and the first thing I saw was an activity tent full of children and adults creating mandalas …

Weekend

My weekend was supposed to be a Jude-free chillfest however at the last minute, his father decided he did not want Jude or Elsa to visit him this time. Very confusing for Jude, I don’t …

Good intentions…

One of the items I ordered for Jude turned up today so we excitedly opened the box and sat in wonder, watching the (fake) fish and bubbles floating round the tube whilst the water drifted hypnotically between …

I win! I win!

Today I won £500! Ok, not really. I’ve never won anything monetary in my life. BUT remember a while ago I applied for a Family Fund grant to buy Jude a load of exciting stuff to …

Day in the sunshine

Today was a fabulous day. To start with…Jude decided he wanted to make his own toast for breakfast. Any sign of self-help in Jude is startling as he is possibly the least motivated child I’ve …

Talent

We were driving to my parents house this afternoon and I was reminded of Jude’s amazing ability for directions, it made me laugh as I’ve always wondered how he could utilise this in the future …

Friday

Jude’s usual bus driver is on holiday for a few days and when this happens, the taxi firm do not seem to see the importance of maintaining a bit of consistency in who collects and …

I have no idea what day it is…

So Elsa has broken up from school and I have already fallen into that fog of wondering what day it is! In Jude related news…following my latest email to our Social Worker, he has forwarded me …

Invisibility

Following on from discussing my favourite subject of food, I am now going to tread carefully around my second favourite topic at present. Politics. My close friends will know how incredibly disappointed I feel about us …