Christmas tree oh Christmas tree

I’m fully in festive mode now! It never used to hit me particularly hard but as I’m getting older and the children are growing up, I’m loving Christmas more than ever.   On Sunday, we …

Birthday Parties

I have really fond memories of my childhood birthday parties. I’m a lucky girl because every year, my parents organised a really cool event to mark my new age, either hiring a hall and an …

Maintaining a Jude

So how many people does it take to maintain a Jude?Β    This evening I was thinking of all the people we have in Jude’s “team” right now and I took a moment of pride …

Taking on a new role

Elsa and Jude almost three years ago in their favourite cafe     Jude is having a fantastic week, he’s settled and calm and one of his beloved Support Workers has today returned from a …

Walk a mile in my shoes…

  I went along to a GP appointment with Jude yesterday late afternoon and felt completely undermined. It’s the GP surgery used by Jude’s school for all of their pupils so a first time for …

We are lucky

So Elsa and I went to see Jude yesterday and to take him out for lunch. It went amazingly well, no issues with him leaving the house, no real anxiety and a fun time had …