Category: Special Needs Minefield

Gourmet Burget Kitch - a review

Gourmet Burger Kitchen – Review

Just before half term, we were invited along to the opening of the Gourmet Burger Kitchen in Maidstone. Now, for those of you not familiar with the joys of Gourmet Burger Kitchen (from now one referred to as GBK), let me introduce you. “Back in 2001, three Kiwi guys including...

Being a Northerner Down South

As you will know, if you follow me on Twitter, I am originally from the North West of England – Haydock, to be precise.  Haydock as in the race course – that seems to be how I describe Haydock to anyone down South.  I am a Northerner living down South....

The SEND Line – A never ending rollercoaster

I am quickly becoming a huge fan of Facebook Live. A great way to share ideas, news and ask questions.  Today we talked about life on the SEND Line. If you missed the Live event, you can watch it again here. The SEND Line – Facebook Live SEND Line –...

Trello: Top Tips to get organised with Trello

I am always on the hunt for a way to get more organised.  I love my Bullet Journal but on a few occasions, I have committed the ultimate sin and left home without it and of course, it has always been on a day when I realised how much I needed...

Calm after the Chaos – Back to School

It’s that time of year, relief and hoorays mixed with a tinge of sadness, a huge serving of stress and anxiety and a side helping of “why did I leave the new shoe purchases so late – again”?  The time of year when we think about the calm. The Calm of...

What do our MPs teach our children?

Let’s chat today about our beloved Members of Parliament, our MPs, the adults we elect to represent us within Parliament.   Do they provide us with good examples of behaviour to share with our children or do they provide us just with examples of how not to behave? I recently...

What I love about the SEND Minefield

Previously, I had a rant about the things that really p*ss me off in the world of SEND but today, in order to start the holidays for me with a more positive focus, I am writing about the things I love about life in the SEND Minefield.  Yes there are...

What I hate about the SEND Minefield

Arriving into the SEND Minefield, without realising this was your destination, can be a shock to say the least. After almost 12 years of living in this Minefield, I’ve had many unexpected experiences – some of which have been fun and enjoyable (I know, who would have guessed the SEND...

Negative Stereotypes

Negative Stereotypes

I think it is something we have all experienced, isn’t it?  Negative stereotypes. The politically incorrect comments about certain nationalities, jokes about the mother-in-law, jokes about blondes, jokes about men – something we will all have certainly heard at some point.  In fact, if you grew up in the 70’s, it...

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How do you use an Obsession?

Like most parents who have a child with ASD, I had read all the books I could find and each of them said “use their obsession” but no one explained what this meant.  What did using an obsession mean?  As a tired mum, sleep deprived and miles away from family,...