18 11, 2010

two sides to every story – a dilemna

By |November 18th, 2010|autism, learning|10 Comments

I have a dilemna due to using a Creative Commons (CC) licence on one of my photographs on flickr. The photo is part of a project that I did in 2006 for the flickr UTATA group which aimed to tells the positives and negatives of having aspergers syndrome to increase awareness of the realities and [...]

27 06, 2009

postcard from poland

By |June 27th, 2009|parenting|0 Comments

> Twice a year we usually have to deal with our son getting very upset and having a week or so of sadness, crying and inability to sleep. This is because on his birthday and at christmas his dad sends him a parcel and a letter. He is torn because, of course, he is really [...]

15 02, 2008

new beginnings

By |February 15th, 2008|home education, home life|5 Comments

> frozen in time It feels like we are coming out of hibernation... So much has happened that I don't have time to do write it all down, but I think we're coming back to the blogging and soon to the home education... laurie is due to start secondary school this year and it has [...]

21 10, 2006

imaginings

By |October 21st, 2006|home life|4 Comments

>tim calls it "la la land" which does make me smile and laurie laughs at it too. still it doesn't stop him spending all his time there. throughout the day he can be hard going "tcheeew tcheeew" and swinging his sword/light sabre/magic staff around and asking if I think his technique has improved. of course [...]

21 09, 2006

whistlings

By |September 21st, 2006|parenting|6 Comments

>I have a very happy boy - and that does make a change. he loves his new school!!!!! there have been a few blips and a few phonecalls with the new headmistress - which was expected. they are dealing with it very well so far. despite this he loves it. he is enjoying learning again [...]

30 08, 2006

bettings

By |August 30th, 2006|autism|3 Comments

>well if you'd asked me to put £20 down on the chance that today would go well - I wouldn't have gone for it on any odds (not that I understand the difference between 5-1 or 20-1) 1) I felt guilty at not being there (and had a wobbly start to the day) 2) I [...]

29 08, 2006

wild imaginings

By |August 29th, 2006|autism|2 Comments

>wow - the visit to the new school went really well. Laurie was really positive and the environment felt very gentle (despite being in one of the most deprived areas of Glasgow). The staff were fantastic and we had a really useful conversation about a plan for integrating him into the school. The school only [...]

1 07, 2006

storytelling

By |July 1st, 2006|autism|2 Comments

>I've been travelling for work and my 3g card that connects me to the interenet has broken. Came home to loads of work emails and haven't been on flickr or blog. Travelled down to Bristol with Laurie on the train ( 7 hour journey) to stay with my dad. laurie enjoyed seeing grandad while I [...]

8 06, 2006

steinerings

By |June 8th, 2006|autism|2 Comments

>we went for our interview with the Glasgow Steiner School yesterday. The most amazing thing about it is that laurie says he feels 10/10 about it. He has not felt 10/10 about anything for as long as I can remember!!!!! We use numbers to guage feelings because it is the best way for laurie to [...]

1 06, 2006

treblings

By |June 1st, 2006|photography|0 Comments

>OK I know I should be in bed... but Lozzie did some good work today here is his most popular - he said it's probably because its colourful... well it would stand out in my present photostream anyway. Of course loads of fab folk on flickr have resonded already and he is very pleased.. hey [...]