So after the burnout of the education and lack of support crisis, which lead to home education and lack respite, the fight for an appropriate school provision (which had only just been won for Caitlin, but Logan's journey was still outstanding), and a safeguarding enquiry... We roll straight into a global pandemic! Wow! What can … Continue reading The Gap: Part 3 – PANDEMIC – no one panic!
So I'm back... A couple of posts over the coming days will explain my absence, some changes will be made to our blog and much news and updating necessary! Here we begin... With all the issues surrounding the children's needs (lack of sleep, high maintenance behaviour issues, needing constant 24 hour supervision, the fact there's … Continue reading The Gap… Part 1: Summer-Autumn 19
This time 4 years ago, we were in our car on that fateful journey to meet our children for the first time ever! And what a rollercoaster it has been. 1 nursery, 2 schools and now settled on the unsupported and advised against option of home education (and it's actually working). 3 different houses (and … Continue reading 4 years ago, I met my not so little babies…
Just to say. I was doing so well updating and catching up... but children + anxiety triggers + lack of sleep = emotional behaviour that needs urgent attention... in the process my laptop has ended up in 3 pieces!!! So, I will be back as soon as I get a replacement x
We are a bit late reviewing this as, well.... Winter in this house is just so difficult... but it's important to me that we do this. So here it is, better late than never hey? The children were absolutely desperate to have a birthday party, but it just wasn't feasible; they are coping better with … Continue reading Review: Sea Legs Puppet Theatre
During our pre-holiday adventure, we decided to take a trip to Attenborough Nature Reserve. We thought, as we love nature and the paths were described as accessible that it would enable us, as a family, to do something we love; fresh air, nature and water (even in the wintery weather). Plus. We knew there'd be … Continue reading Review: Attenborough Nature Reserve
Prior to a recent midweek break to Center Parcs Sherwood Forest, we went on an adventure in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, which meant we stayed in a few hotels. So here's a bit about our experiences at each of those. Premier Inn Derby East. The first night of our adventure was at the Premier Inn Derby … Continue reading Review: Our pre-holiday adventure in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire – the hotels
In this household we have 3 birthdays in as many weeks over the Winter period, with my birthday being in the middle. The only way I can manage to have an "ok" day for my birthday (as in one not entirely filled with tantrums or meltdowns, or even just excessively destructive behaviours) is to be … Continue reading Review: Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest
After missing out on it last year, due to moving, I wanted to make sure that this year was different... that we made time for our "Random acts of wildness" this year with the Wildlife Trusts' "30 day's wild". We are a family that do well outdoors, in nature. We go a bit mad all … Continue reading 30 Days Wild – Day 1
Hi all, It feels like I spend my entire life at the moment feeling like I am going backwards, or clawing back some semblance of normality. Like some kind of "on top" of things, and some kind of basic routine. And some regular kind of self-care and restoration. But here I am with a mortgage … Continue reading Getting there… again.