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Brain meanderings

I’ve been doing a lot of swimming lately because my knee is permanently inured so I can’t run as much as I used to, and I’ve signed up to swim 5k during the Swimathon this year.  The thing about swimming is that I find my mind drifts, and I end up …

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The Teen is NOT amused!

The Hunk has this affliction whereby each day he gets a snippet from a random song stuck in his head, and he spends much of the day singing the same line. Understandably, it tends to drive him bonkers. However, today it was the cause of much hilarity (for us) – …

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Name that tool!

The childhood obesity project that I was commissioned to write for Health Education England is nearing the end. One of the things that is outstanding is choosing the perfect name, and this is where you all come in. Both tools will be available for free on all the usual handheld devices so …

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Would you like to test a prototype?

I’m looking for the following people to test out the prototype mobile learning content on my ROBE project (related to childhood obesity healthcare). I have some volunteers already but could do with a social worker, a dentist, a practice nurse, a teacher, a pharmacist, and anyone else who comes into contact …

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Canadian Thanksgiving

Today my little English family (plus a few of the boy’s friends) will celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving (a day early). It is important to take the time to be grateful for what we have, and that can be difficult in this increasingly busy and demanding life. Thanksgiving Day gives us an …

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A Boy Made of Blocks

As a person with autism and a mother of a son with autism this is a condition that is very close to my heart, and I do everything I can to help raise autism awareness including volunteering as an Autism Ambassador and fundraising in exchange for enduring events like the 10 mile …

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In a Nutshell

Want to know what it’s like working in healthcare as a person with autism? In this video’d talk I explain what difficulties in social and sensory fluency really means in relation to working in health and social care, and explore how someone who functions differently is able to work as effectively …

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Discombobulated

A couple of writer friends came by for a cup of tea yesterday, we got talking about blogging and it reminded me of  how long it has been since I updated this blog. I do have an excuse… several of them actually, including sick parents living on another continent. So, …

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