Uninvited

I have been slightly scarce for a while (understatement). I make no apologies for this. It turns out that my privacy has been violated with the sole intention to gain access to every detail of my activities with malicious intent.

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How to look like a Maths whizz

This is not an article about autism but autism is my point of departure because I have always been intrigued by the genius of mind of autistic persons and how they have been portrayed in cinema and books. Their ability to identify patterns in numbers specifically, otherwise hidden from civilian…

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Boys and their Boxers

It’s been just over 4 weeks now since Toughey the hamster died. We eventually broke the news to the kids by faking a “who-left-the-cage-open-and-the-hamster-escaped” stunt.  This didn’t go down very well – turns out it’s Mom’s fault… However, there were tears of sadness and I’m happy that we decided to…

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My Last Will at 11 years of age

Recently, I was sorting out stuff and trying to make a dent in sorting out papers when I came across a file that my mom had put together for me of all my Primary and High school reports, certificates and everything that goes along with 12 years in the education…

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Are we there yet?

As a parent, I’ve recently been provided with information and travel tips to make travelling simpler (if that is at all possible) with young children.  The first lot of info received was at an AA (Automobile Association) breakfast in November and the next was from Pampers in early December. (I…

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Advent calendar

Christmas is in the air. Today was as good a day as any to start with the holiday preparations. At this time of the year the school extra-mural calendar gets ditched and our Advent calendar gets put in place. (Advent officially starts on Sunday, 2 December 2012 this year…) This…

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Recycled Train Crayons

I’m a hoarder. It’s a talent. Over any decent amount of time, the kids crayon box turns into a graveyard of  ‘stompies’ of lifeless remains of what were once pristine Art supplies. I cannot get myself to throw any bit away – just in case. Good for me, I have…

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PBJ Cookies

Okay, so this is an actual recipe.. It’s like breakfast and mid-morning snack all in one! I’m going to share it with you if I can remember what I used this morning because I literally started with a vague plan then raided the cupboard and fridge for leftovers. The kids…

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Doing it my way

How do I introduce Catherine Jenkin to you? I suppose it is fair to say that we met through our children’s imaginary friends. We have shared tales of what each of our kids tell us their hidden-from-adult-eyes accomplices are doing and we feel safe sharing these stories together. Thanks kids!…

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Single-Parented to Single-Parenting

I first met Kathy Kaler after we had been chatting on Twitter for some time and she had suggested a book for me to read. Then, Kathy being Kathy, she contacted me to say she had a copy of the book if I’d like to collect it from her. I…

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