So, who’s the expert here?

What makes an expert? I suppose we’re always led to believe that the people with the most expertise are the ones who are the most learned about a certain thing; those with the highest qualifications. Years of study and accumulated knowledge must mean they know everything there is to know about their field, right? Well,Continue reading “So, who’s the expert here?”

‘You’re so f****** unreasonable!’

Autism can be all consuming and selfish. There, I said it! It is. The word Autism actually comes from the Greek word “autos,” meaning ‘self’. The thesaurus will tell you that the word “describes conditions in which a person is isolated from social interaction. One symptom common to all types of autism is an inabilityContinue reading “‘You’re so f****** unreasonable!’”

Sibling sacrifice …

We’ve been having a bit of a tricky time with Elke lately. She’s about to hit her teens with force and after a year of limited social access, is desperate for human interaction. Anyone else with a child in their early teens or ‘preens’ (pre-teens) will know how big an impact the pandemic has hadContinue reading “Sibling sacrifice …”

Expectation vs Reality …

So, it’s December. And we all know what that means. It’s the build up to the most exciting time of the year! Right? I’ve always loved Christmas – like, I’m a seriously MASSIVE fan. My childhood Christmases were magical. Full of family traditions and excitement. I was very lucky. My Granny was the best atContinue reading “Expectation vs Reality …”

Nothing Compares 2 U …

I want to talk about a touchy subject but one that seems to keep cropping up in all sorts of varied contexts lately; comparison. We’ve been brought up in a society that seems to constantly compete and compare. Firstly, I believe our education system has a lot to answer for with it’s unrivalled obsession withContinue reading “Nothing Compares 2 U …”

Lockdown – the reality

Wow. I can’t believe it has been almost 5 months since I last wrote a post! There I was in March, all focused and positive, in full planning and control-freak mode, ready to take on my new job as full time teacher to my two girls, whilst trying to keep my own business afloat duringContinue reading “Lockdown – the reality”