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New Years Resolutions – A Realistic Approach………

Happy New Year you lovely lot!! I hope you had a good Christmas – at ‘Chez Wilder’, the Prosecco  and Melatonin was flowing! (to be clear the latter was for Monty, not the booze……..!!) I’m not very big on New Years Resolutions.  I have a tendency to get a bit maudlin around this time of …

Lifestyle, Parenting

Autistic isn’t who they are………

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front of late.  I’ve had a few weeks where things haven’t gone great in terms of getting the right provision for both my lovely boys. As you may know, both happen to be Autistic. It’s all been a bit of a poop fight. It’s exhausting and I’m damn …

Lifestyle

My Blog – Thanks For Supporting It Guys!!

I only started this blog 6 weeks ago after many many months of wondering if I should do so.  So its really very new, but so far, people have been wonderful about it! Many of you said you enjoy reading my musings and I’m really grateful people have took the time to learn about my …

Lifestyle, Parenting

Christmas Play Day!!!!

As parents, we all love them don’t we?  The school Christmas Play.  Seeing our precious children up on stage, sporting make-shift shepherd wear out of tea towels and dressing gowns. Lovely stuff. Today was Monty’s Christmas play.  I don’t think I’m alone in saying, he told me nothing about it. Zero.  All I knew was …

Lifestyle, Parenting

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly? Not For Some……

The Christmas season is upon us!  Everywhere you turn there are lights, decorations on the shelves, Cliff Richard crooning ‘Mistletoe and Wine’ in every shop you go to – and its only November. Whilst for many children and adults, Christmas is a hugely exciting and magical time.  The thought of decorating the tree and eagerly …

Beauty, Lifestyle

Hitting 40 – time for a product revamp!

Ever since I was about 14 I’ve worn some kind of make up product every day.  I’ve realised as I get older was a stupid thing to do. If I want to go ‘au natural’ people assume I’m poorly and quite frankly, I do look quite the horror without a bit of slap. Now I …

Lifestyle

Things I Don’t Understand – #1 Baths

I feel like I’m missing out.  Do you know why? Baths. I can’t get on board with them. I have NEVER got the concept of a relaxing bath.  I don’t get it.  What does one DO in there? Apart from the obvious hygiene bits. I so want to be one of those people who are …

Lifestyle, Parenting

Autism and Obsessive Behaviors

Many autistic people have intense and highly-focused interests, often from a fairly young age. For many younger children it’s Thomas the Tank Engine, dinosaurs or cartoon characters. Monty loves to collect the engines, look at them and put them in a line.  He has so many of the blooming things that when he lines them up, …