Keeping it Rail

Just had the most wonderful commute home after picking Eris up. Imagine a jam-packed train in rush hour, we’re in that bit where everyone parks their buggies, and I’m with my kid who has no filter. Eris: Look at that baby Me: Aww, how cute – mother of child smiles at us – E: I’m […]

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Mental Health vs Doctors Receptionists

This rant is courtesy of feeling like a passive aggressive Facebook status wasn’t therapeutic enough to cure how wound up I am. I understand the NHS is overrun, overworked, tired, and a stressful place to be right now. I tend to put off ringing the GP until something is really wrong out of fear of using up even more […]

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Estee Lauder’s Double Wear – a kind of Review

I’m not really a review person – certainly not on here, anyway. I’ve only ever done restaurant and film reviews as part of my journalism course and had a general feeling of bore off about it when I read the feedback of “stop trying to be witty – it’s a review!” Soz. But I strongly feel that […]

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Not a Cat in Hell’s Chance

We’ve been toying with the idea of getting a cat for a while. Ok, more than toying – I really wanted one. I had a list of potential names (but we were fairly settled on Sally Cinnamon) and was researching different breeds and their temperaments most days. I also thought a family pet would be […]

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A Change In The Flight Plan

Monday was tough. Not tough in the usual sense (my usual sense), where I struggle to wake up, spill coffee on jeans, can’t find something vital, miss the bus and see a domino effect of chaos over the course of the day; resulting in me counting down the minutes till home time and anxiously anticipating a 7.30pm G&T arrival. Monday was a different […]

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Charity Shop Haul

I’ve been nagging Mike to come “thrifting” with me for ages. (I think that’s the American term for trawling round charity shops and it makes it sound much more glamorous, so I’m going to use it.) Thankfully, I’m a huge fan of bargains. Thankfully, because my bank balance needs me to be. Because I’d been […]

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Unhelpful things people say when your child is on the Autism spectrum

I must begin by saying I know that these things are mostly said in good faith, usually from someone who’s simply trying to help, or from someone who doesn’t really know what to say. But it can often feel like all people see when they look at your kid is their diagnosis/provisional diagnosis; yet when […]

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