When even your own emotions catch you by surprise

I don't think about things like I used to. I try not to think too much. I wont allow myself to churn things over. I know from experience that thinking can eat away at you, I know because I was my own worst enemy. When Isla was diagnosed with autism I spent every...

When a Playmobil figure is more than just a toy

Look at the picture below.   What do you see? A playmobil figure, nothing more, nothing less, not uncommon, not particularly special. Only it became evident today that it is so much more. You see once a week Billy stays out at Grandma and Grandads and Isla stays home...

Dear old man in Tesco

Dear old man in Tesco, I didn't want to go shopping today, I had to. We'd just returned from our holidays yesterday and needed a few essentials, things in our house that we can't be without but many families probably don't even need. My daughter was singing from the...

Morning

She doesn't care that it's the weekend! No lie ins in this house! Yawn ....Pass me the coffee!!!...

Emotional school run

Today I almost had a lip wobbling moment on the school run. Every night when I pick Billy up from school, I walk through the gates, I make my way to one of the benches and I sit and wait for him. The playground is usually pretty quiet as parents pick up their other...

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Non uniform day

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Busy few days update

Busy few days here at Islas voice HQ! First things first Isla finally got her new wheels! Before Christmas Isla had...

Guest Blog – Faithmummy

Today's guest blog is brought to you by a very good friend of mine - Miriam from Faithmummy. I met Miriam through our...

Wonderful weekend away

What a lovely few days. We've been away for the weekend to celebrate our upcoming birthdays, Mother's Day and so the...

Quick update

Still a lot to update you on but I currently resemble a blue arsed fly so for now at least it will be brief! Isla is...

Why the tooth fairy hasn’t visited

Normally when Isla loses a tooth it's gone forever, never to be seen again. We don't know where they go. Our best...

Girly day

Here's something I never thought I'd be saying, me and Isla have had a girly day today! Not so long ago Isla was not...

Reviews

Dignity unflavoured toothpaste / sensory bundle

If you have a child with autism there is a big chance that you are all too aware of sensory difficulties. One of the most common issues parents have shared with me since blogging is problems with personal care- hair washing, hair brushing, teeth brushing and...

Scarlet’s little orphans and boobie bears

Scarlet's little orphans and boobie bears I want to tell you about an amazing lady, my friend Helen. Helen is actually my grandparents' goddaughter and I've known her my whole life (30 cough cough something years). Not only is Helen a very talented photographer who...

ICE seatbelt covers (in case of emergency)

When you have a child with any disability you think about things that other people don’t have to worry about, things that actually panic you and make your heart physically ache. One of these things for me was what would happen if I had an accident with the kids in the...

Conditioning Spray

Osmo Deep Moisture Dual Action Miracle Repair Spray I've seen so many people struggling with their child's hair recently. We all know that children on the spectrum can have huge issues around their hair and I regularly write about Islas hair struggles....

Waterless Shampoo

I received this product for free but am in no way paid by or connected to the company or obliged to like their product. It's common knowledge that we have a lot of issues with hair in our household. I blog about it often enough, mostly followed by another blog about...

Costa Billionnaire latte

As promised it's review time! Yesterday the hubs took me to Costa coffee. Costa we know is the elixir of life and quite frankly keeps parents like myself functioning at a reasonable level. John had his usual cappuccino, he doesn't get the Christmas flavours at all and...

Costa Salted Caramel Cappuccino

Review time! So the other day because I think a lot of you guys, I dragged my snotty, coughing, sorry backside out of the house and over to Costa coffee to continue with my market research. I know I'm kind like that. I mused over the Christmas flavours for a while and...

Costa Honeycomb latte!

This is a public service broadcast. Today the hubs took me to Costa and we all know I love a bit of Costa action. I was just about to order a Black Forest hot chocolate when I did a u-turn and decided to order something else! Why? Because I've decided it's in the best...

Costa Black Forest Hot chocolate

It’s the most wonderful time of the yearrrrrrrr..... Its Costa Coffee Christmas flavours time! Just the very thought of Costa Coffee brightens my day but Costa Coffee and Christmas flavours.... I’m in heaven! Now when I say Christmas flavours let me be more...

Colchester Zoo

Went to Colchester zoo last week on what was an extremely hot day. Before our visit, I did what I always do and I looked at the zoo website. If you scroll right down to the disabled ticket prices it tells you disabled people and carers get in for half price because of...

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