I just like flamingos.

“You have Enriched My Life”

A guest post in response to A letter to … my son, who has autism, for whom I’ll always do my best.

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Goodbye, Lilady RN

“I don’t do Facebook,” Connie would say whenever I would share the latest drama or dust up on that platform.

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I Like Cat

Well, it’s been ages, hasn’t it? A combination of busyness and laziness has meant that I’ve neglected this blog for tooooo long. Advertisements

13 April, 2015 · Leave a comment

Autism Awareness Day

It’s almost the middle of the Easter holidays and I have my hands very full with a very lively Pwd. I thought there’d be no chance of getting anything out … Continue reading

2 April, 2015 · 4 Comments

From a Fosterer: #Iamnotkellistapleton

A guest post by a foster carer on the attempted murder of Issy Stapleton. It is a plea to parents who need help to seek it – that the stigma … Continue reading

31 October, 2014 · 3 Comments

Drowning Doesn’t Look Dramatic

Perhaps the half-term holidays and Summer may be a rain and hail soaked wash out here in Wales but many of us will still spend time in and around water … Continue reading

23 May, 2014 · 1 Comment

Splatter it White-ish

Autism Awareness Day 2014 started like this in our house:

2 April, 2014 · 9 Comments

What Is Autism?

Taken, with permission, from What is Autism? by Nick Walker of All hyperlinks are my own addition.

3 March, 2014 · Leave a comment

Love & Marriage

80% of all marriages where the couple have an autistic child end in divorce…or so the story goes. The truth is somewhat different.

14 February, 2014 · 3 Comments

Thank You Gay People and Legislators

According to Republican politician Susanne Atanus autism is because gay people and because same sex marriage,

23 January, 2014 · 4 Comments

Vaximom: Guggie’s at it again

She’s back, with more kids and badder than ever! Congratulations, Vaximom, on the birth of baby boy number three.

16 January, 2014 · 10 Comments

R and M Williams

A huge part of why I haven’t had two minutes to blog is the upheaval in our house. That and a friend of mine started a not for profit – … Continue reading

27 December, 2013 · 6 Comments

Autistics Speaking Day 2013

The Pwd is a little man of very few words. Of those very few words, this one is my favourite:

1 November, 2013 · 1 Comment


The Pwd has been back at school for about three weeks now. Summer seemed never ending! It was a pretty hot one and, just like his mammy, the Pwd doesn’t … Continue reading

23 September, 2013 · 6 Comments

No Excuses

The day will come when I am no longer able to care for the Pwd. I know that.  What I don’t know are what the circumstances will be that will … Continue reading

19 September, 2013 · 23 Comments

A very short semi-ranty post

No, I haven’t tried any potion, lotion, juice, procedure, diet or milk from exotic beast to try to rid the Pwd of his autism.

5 August, 2013 · 2 Comments

Pwd’s 3 minute and 48 second School Report

First of all, a huge DIOLCH to Derek Bartholomaus, founder of the Anti-Vaccine Body Count.

22 July, 2013 · 9 Comments

Drowning doesn’t look like it does on TV

The weather here in Wales has been glorious these last few days which made me think it’s about time I reposted this. It’s always worth restating that drowning does not … Continue reading

5 June, 2013 · 1 Comment

Guest Post: Autism and Conversational Differences

Apologies for the gaps in posting. We’ve been doing a bit of building work and decorating here and the half term holiday crept up on us and went “BOO!”

31 May, 2013 · Leave a comment

Colin Brewer Update

Vile Cornish Councillor, Colin Brewer, is now under being investigated by the police for matters relating to his hateful comments about children with disabilities. Thank you to everyone who sent … Continue reading

14 May, 2013 · 5 Comments

Report Colin Brewer for Hate Crime

Everyone is talking about the vile Cornwall councillor Colin Brewer.  He’s the piece of excrement that said that disabled children  “should be put down because they cost too much money”

11 May, 2013 · 3 Comments

A little rant about language

I try very hard to be careful with the language I use to talk about autistic people and autism.

8 May, 2013 · 20 Comments

Peer Review and the MMR Scandal

When a study is submitted to a scientific journal, it goes through a number of stages, at any of which, its publication could be rejected. The editorial team check the … Continue reading

15 April, 2013 · 6 Comments

MMR and Autism – Our Story

This is a story like ones that thousands upon thousands of mothers with autistic children could tell about what happened when their child had the MMR vaccine. It is one … Continue reading

10 April, 2013 · 93 Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day

Love to one and all. Hubby and I don’t do Valentine’s day so, for the Pwd, here’s the song that says so, so much about how he makes me feel. … Continue reading

14 February, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ryan’s Story

Bonkers doesn’t begin to describe things here in Wales at the moment. Our local authority is looking to slash millions off its annual budget and, you guessed it, disabled people … Continue reading

10 February, 2013 · 1 Comment

One of the most important pieces I have ever read

2 February, 2013 · Leave a comment


It’s been a very bleak January here in Wales. There’s still a lot of campaigning against cuts going on and time is scarce. Thank you all for your kind messages … Continue reading

29 January, 2013 · 4 Comments

Why I’ve Not Had Time to Pick My Nose

First and foremost, happy new year one and all. We all had a very nice and very quiet Christmas and new year. I know you all want some Christmas Pwd, … Continue reading

22 January, 2013 · 5 Comments

Nadolig Llawen

The plan was that Pwd and I were going to make a little video to wish you all a happy Christmas and, for those not partaking of Christmas, a jolly … Continue reading

24 December, 2012 · 2 Comments

CT Shootings

I still have no words to convey how much my heart aches for all those affected by yesterday’s shootings in Connecticut. Please know that people, even so far away, have … Continue reading

15 December, 2012 · 4 Comments




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