Tag Archives: Kids


By | Thursday, 11 April 2019

This post contains a story about me, but it isn’t really about me. It also contains my #2Son who is autistic, but it isn’t really about him either. It’s a little bit about some of you.* It’s about the looks and the stares and a bit about what I feel.* * I guess this is,… Read More »

Do You Drink?

By | Monday, 18 February 2019

In pretty much every medical conversation I have had over the last few years the same questuion is always asked, ‘do you drink’ and the same set of answers appear in my head but I never use them. I always answer fairly plainly and honestly as the flippancy will not help. However it is there……

Pleasantly Surprised

By | Friday, 15 February 2019

I really want to start with some long rant, a diatribe, a gripe about being forced, nay obligated, to watch my child murder some popular hits and showtunes as part of some gods-this-cost-how-much event. But I can’t. Crap. I enjoyed it.‘Some context if you please, Darling’.Tonight I attended the Young Voices Choir event at the… Read More »

What Words to Use?

By | Tuesday, 1 April 2014

This question recently plagued me when I reviewed in my head a conversation I had with Ben. ‘Daddy, what’s that?’ ‘It’s a chimera.’ ‘Oh.’ ‘Do you know what a chimera is?’ ‘No.’ ‘Can you say chimera?’ ‘Camira.’ ‘Close enough, a chimera is an amalgam of two or more creatures.’ ‘Oh. Why?’ ‘Well sometimes you have… Read More »


By | Wednesday, 15 May 2013

This unusual image is the coliuration and imprint on my arm caused by my youngest son sleeping on it in the same position for two hours. This specific post was created using WordPress for Android on a mobile phone. This explains but not excuses any incorrect or unusual typography, brevity or formatting.