>wow – what a day

in addition to normal work and the online tutoring course today was a mass of phone calls to sort out media stuff for the National Autistic Society ‘Make Schools Make sense Campaign’

Tomorrow is the big launch in Scotland. I was supposed to go to Holyrood (Scottish Parliament) but can’t cause Tim is still in Korea. The school press photos didn’t materialise yet but the BBC came round to our flat tonight to record somthing for tomorrows regional news (BBC Scotland).

It was very rushed, highly nerveracking and I’m sure I looked like an idiot. Laurie was really nervous and, of course, the big bright light didn’t help his autistic sensibilities. We had just got back from school pick-up so didn’t even have time to brush hair, check wobbly bits, etc…

he did brilliantly though and got to have a feel for the fancy gear…

tv star

not only that he has got a part in the christmas pantomime as the king in a sleeping beauty performance. he is so chuffed (poncy british word meaning very very happy).

All this star stuff may go to his head.

The TV bit will be on BBC Scotland tomorrow night – 31st at 6.30. It will also be on the web site for about a day or so.

poor old tim missed it all so we’ll have to tape it for him. he’s back late tomorrow night… hector the wonderdog will be beside himself as he’s been pining away…

By |October 30th, 2006|autism|5 Comments


  1. Joker The Lurcher October 30, 2006 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    >what a cool camera! and what a brilliant boy! hope it all goes well. can you put a link to it so we can watch?

  2. Lou McGill October 30, 2006 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    >will do

    am a bit apprehensive from a vanity point of view

    but part of me doesn’t care because the message is more important

    laurie said (in true beefburger honesty syndrome) my hair looked really nafff!!!

    gee thanks son!

  3. Anonymous October 31, 2006 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    >I just saw you both and you were great!!! No worries Lou.

  4. Nicki Hastie October 31, 2006 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    >I’ve just watched the video. You were very good, Lou (and so was your hair). The detail of your personal story is the key thing which will help make the difference. There wouldn’t have been a workable TV broadcast without that personal element. Laurie’s a star. And so are you!


  5. Lou McGill October 31, 2006 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    >you’re all so fab to say so

    all I saw was the double chin and manic eyes.

    the one on the website doesn’t include Lauries interview bit but they did pur that on the news tonight so he was very pleased.

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