Random Musings

World Autism Awareness Day 2018

  2020 Edit – I was thinking about removing this post from the site, but I’ve decided against it. I think it’s important to show a learning curve, and prove that autistic advocates can change their mind over time as they learn more. I am now completely against autistic orgs and charities using the puzzle Read more

Housing Crisis, Me?

On Monday of this week, I received news that nobody who rents wants, but everyone fears. My landlord is selling up, and I have to go. I’m on a training course when this phone call is taking place. I start the conversation about what needs to happen quite stoically, by the end of the call, Read more

You should love your hobbies.

Why is it, people often won’t do things they love, instead using their spare time on things they’re good at? There seems to be a lot of pressure these days to be the best at everything. In the digital age where everything is shared, or sold on Etsy, life has become one big competition; it Read more


“Modern humans (Homo sapiens or Homo sapiens sapiens) are the only extant members of the hominin clade, a branch of great apes characterized by erect posture and bipedal locomotion; manual dexterity and increased tool use; and a general trend toward larger, more complex brains and societies.” Quote from Wikipedia The above is a scientifically accurate Read more

Autism Blog

Autism is something I have first hand experience of as my eldest son is autistic, and since writing this blog post a number of years ago, I have also received diagnosis. One thing I have learned while travelling the path of endless appointments, therapies and paediatrician appointments is that autism seems to have an inbuilt Read more