drama queenings


it’s make school make sense launch day in Scotland.

there has been loads of press interest and it tied in with an HMI report also launched today about the shoddy state of affairs in Scotland.

we arrived at school this morning – just in time cause I got lost trying to avoid the traffic (which really stressed laurie out) to have all his classmates run over and say they’d seen us on tv. we were surprised cause we don’t watch breakfast tv.

they’d put a short version on (the one that is currently on the website). it didn’t include Laurie speaking but the evening one was slightly extended to include a bit of his interview about them letting him have quiet space. he was pleased about this. the video link (to the top right of the page will be there for a day).

I just hope the previous headmistress was watching!!!! we were really well behaved and all the time never mentioned which school we had all the difficulty with. took a fairly positive approach. we were in the Glasgow herald education supplement today but no photo.

then tonight had a photographer around to take shots to accompany an article and interview in tomorrow’s scotsman newspaper.

we had a quiet halloween and to avoid the trick or treaters we went to the cinema together.

tim has just walked in through the door, back from korea with presents – so have to stop blogging!

really wanted to include a smiley pic for today (and did post one on flickr) but just prefer this one…
make school make sense

By |October 31st, 2006|autism|4 Comments


  1. Anonymous November 7, 2006 at 2:58 am - Reply

    >Hi there,
    I found your blog through flickr. I just wanted to say thanks for sharing your lives. It has meant a lot to me. We have a 4yo who has just been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. The label is new to us but we know our little boy. Your posts have had me in tears. I can feel so much of what you have communicated. xx

  2. Joker The Lurcher November 10, 2006 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    >lou – you are a star! it was nice to meet you on the net – i somehow thought you would have a scottish accent! i do of course know that people move around but i have that sort of mind!

    and hi to anonymous – congratulations on having a special son – i have one too!

  3. Thailand Gal November 10, 2006 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    >Asperger’s is a fascinating topic. I hope you will discuss it more here. And… beautiful picture! 🙂


    Thailand Gal

  4. Anonymous December 10, 2006 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    >Hello. Prompt how to get acquainted with the girl it to me to like. But does not know about it
    I have read through one history
    Each of you has your personal story; it is your history. Keeping a diary or writing your feelings in a special notebook is a wonderful way to learn how to think and write about who you are — to develop your own identity and voice.

    People of all ages are able to do this. Your own history is special because of your circumstances: your cultural, racial, religious or ethnic background. Your story is also part of human history, a part of the story of the dignity and worth of all human beings. By putting opinions and thoughts into words, you, too, can give voice to your inner self and strivings.

    A long entry by Anne Frank on April 5, 1944, written after more than a year and a half of hiding from the Nazis, describes the range of emotions 14-year-old Anne is experiencing:

    “. . . but the moment I was alone I knew I was going to cry my eyes out. I slid to the floor in my nightgown and began by saying my prayers, very fervently. Then I drew my knees to my chest, lay my head on my arms and cried, all huddled up on the bare floor. A loud sob brought me back down to earth, and I choked back my tears, since I didn’t want anyone next door to hear me . . .

    “And now it’s really over. I finally realized that I must do my school work to keep from being ignorant, to get on in life, to become a journalist, because that’s what I want! I know I can write. A few of my stories are good, my descriptions of the Secret Annex are humorous, much of my diary is vivid and alive, but . . . it remains to be seen whether I really have talent . . .

    “When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! But, and that’s a big question, will I ever be able to write something great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer? I hope so, oh, I hope so very much, because writing allows me to record everything, all my thoughts, ideals and fantasies.

    “I haven’t worked on Cady’s Life for ages. In my mind I’ve worked out exactly what happens next, but the story doesn’t seem to be coming along very well. I might never finish it, and it’ll wind up in the wastepaper basket or the stove. That’s a horrible thought, but then I say to myself, “At the age of 14 and with so little experience, you can’t write about philosophy.’ So onward and upward, with renewed spirits. It’ll all work out, because I’m determined to write! Yours, Anne M. Frank

    For those of you interested in reading some of Anne Frank’s first stories and essays, including a version of Cady’s Life, see Tales From the Secret Annex (Doubleday, 1996). Next: Reviewing and revising your writing

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