Monthly Archives: August 2015

Floortime Session: Activities to Boost Engagement

On Friday we had another session with our Floortime consultant. It went well, despite Wee Girl’s changeable mood. The activities we tried included: Blowing bubbles #1. We put some water in a bowl with a bit of washing up liquid … Continue reading

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Easy Prawn and Miso Noodle Pot Recipe

I love this recipe, and I’m really proud of how simple, easy and delicious it it. While bragging about my creations goes against the grain, oh my god, this is delicious. Far tastier than it has any right to be, … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Generate Blog Post Ideas

I’ve learnt a lot from my time as a fiction writer. While I believe writing is at least partially something you are born to, it is also a learned skill, and it is possible to improve massively with practise. Non-writers … Continue reading

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Would you Choose to Cure Your Child of Autism?

It’s one of those perennial questions in the world of autism: if a cure for autism was made available, would you take it, or if you are the parent of a child with autism, would you choose it for your … Continue reading

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Salmon Miso Noodle Soup

A while back I shared my love for one of my favourite recipe books, The Kitchen Revolution and now I’m going to share one of my favourite recipes from it, a Japanese-style noodle soup with salmon and miso paste. I … Continue reading

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Starting School for the Disorganised & a Giveaway

Wee Girl starts school in September, and I almost can’t believe it. She still feels like my baby girl, and it’s so strange to think that I’m going to be joining the ranks of school parents, waving her off every … Continue reading

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5 Things my Daughter is Scared of

Autism is a funny old thing. Sometimes I marvel at the strange tracks my daughter’s mind  makes, those times when she laughs at nothing in particular, that delightful infectious laugh that you can’t help but join in with. But then … Continue reading

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A Day-trip to Eastbourne and a Catch-up

I’d been meaning to take the kids on a trip to the beach, and with the temperature on Saturday expected to soar up to 26 degrees, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to wring some fun out of the summer … Continue reading

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The Cookbook Addict: Upcoming Releases

So, you may or may not be aware by now that I have a bit of a thing for cookbooks? I’ve been trying to cut back drastically on the number that I’ve been buying, but it looks like the publishers … Continue reading

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White Chocolate and Raspberry Rice Pudding

I love rice pudding. I almost feel embarrassed writing this up as a recipe it was so ridiculously easy, but it’s so delicious and easy to cook I don’t really care. Ingredients 100g pudding rice 850ml whole milk 60g white … Continue reading

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