Family Archive

Finding education

I’m in various Facebook groups for children like Jude who have learning disabilities and a very common discussion theme emerges on an almost daily basis. Education. Which school is right, do you go mainstream or …

Some of my favourite things

I’ve been tagged by my friend Patricia from White Camellia’s (check out her beautiful photography!) to list and explain five of my favourite things from any aspect of life. It was really hard to narrow …

Does Jude love?

I heard a metaphor this week that I thought was so horrible to the ear that I’d never want to hear it again, let alone use it myself in a public arena such as my blog. I …

Direct Payments

  A while ago I think I mentioned how I was hoping to transfer Jude’s Jubilee House hours into Direct Payments so we could hire a Support Worker for him once a fortnight. Well, as you …

How does a melt down feel?

Jude, anxiously waiting for his bus. I told him to come and sit in the car with me (I was dashing off straight afterwards) and he felt so uncomfortable because we normally wait in the hallway! …

Elsa’s guest post

    Hi everyone, I am Elsa and I am 8 years old. Mummy has asked me to write on her blog today about things that are important to me.     I am really glad …

Laughing and happy

I don’t want you all to think I’m a completely miserable whinge bag who does nothing but complain about life so here are a few pictures of Jude this morning before school. Weirdly for this time of …

A new Weirdie

Today, Elsa had a play date with a friend who lives quite far away and because she finds us all so embarrassing, we weren’t allowed to stay and had to make ourselves disappear for a couple of …

How we do Christmas!

    It’s CHRRIISSSTMAAAAAS!!!   So I have been requested by Jenni from Chilling with Lucas to answer a few questions about my festive joys. It’s weird because I’m not a massively crazy Christmas fan but as …

Weekend – did you have a good one?

      We all know Jude’s behaviour can be, at best random and at worst, atrocious but this weekend he has surprised me. Friday night was awful and I wasn’t sure how to cope …