Susan Boyle & The Portrayal of Autism in the Media

Most of us have heard of Susan Boyle.  She stunned audiences everywhere on Britain’s Got Talent when she came on stage looking a little disheveled, and blew us all away with her amazing operatic voice.  Not confirming to societies ideas of how a person should look or act, she’s taken a lot of stick in the 7 years since her performance of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ on the ITV show.  Soon after the show and before she went on to start her very successful singing career, it was reported that she had checked into The Priory as she was “missing […]

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Antidepressants: the saga ends

Yes I know that was quick, but it’s too late to rethink my use of the word saga, so what are you going to do?  I wrote a piece about antidepressants around a month ago, which would be worth reading if you haven’t already.  After 15 years on one pill of another, I decided to give them the push, and see how life was without them. After the initial withdrawal symptoms, I felt fantastic!  I had more energy, I wanted to do things, and talk to people and I felt amazing.  My sex drive came back and I’m not embarrassed […]

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An end to fireworks

This was going to be another post about my health, because lots of shit is going down atm with my body and brain, but I thought I’d give you a break and have a rant instead.  I’m going to start by saying that I feel really great.  I am not writing this post because I am in a bad mood, but because I have had my favourite season (Autumn, obvs, closely followed by spring) marred by fireworks, and I’m not the only one. For me personally, fireworks have negative connotation due to a bad experience one bonfire night.  I can […]

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Wear it For Autism Fashion Show from Anna Kennedy OBE: Fashion Focus

Picture the most glamorous catwalk you have even seen, inside the prestigious Millennium Hotel in Knightsbridge.  Add stars, dancers, music and the most inspirational stories you have ever heard (along with some of the more inspirational people you have ever seen) and you have the Wear it For Autism (WIFA) fashion show – the brainchild of Anna Kennedy OBE.  Anna herself is perhaps one of the most warm and personable people you could wish to meet, along with being funny, talented and a stone cold fox.  Believe me, the photos speak for themselves. Anna is pictured here with fashion stylist to […]

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Silent Sunday 11th October 2014 #silentsunday #mysundayphoto

  A little taste of the amazing Wear is for Autism fashion show in aid of Anna Kennedy online. Full post to follow.    

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We’re up all night to get blogging: Here’s to an amazing Autumn

Well space fans, after an idyllic honeymoon with my hubby, it’s now back to real life.  Though not quite sipping virgin cocktails by the pool, it certainly had it’s merits.  After being struck by the muse at about 11pm yesterday, I started sorting things out, going through my inbox, and actually getting very genuinely excited about the coming three months. In bed at just after 3am with hubby snoring away next to me, I have been cooking up a cavalcade of fun, food, fashion, family for the new season.  I won’t give to much away, but I can promise you: […]

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Guest post: Premature Births, Blindness and Autism by Astrid van Woerkom

Good morning lovelies!  As you will know by the sheer volume of posts about it, I am now in sunny Spain!  If any of you would like to keep up with our goings on in Tossa De Mar, please do feel free to add me on Instagram.  I will have access to WiFi and I will have my computer and phone – I know, typical blogger! My first guest post is from my lovely friend Astrid.  She has blogged her heart out for this guest post, to please do take the time to read and also visit her blog here. […]

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Square Peg Clothing: Support and Empowerment for Disabilities and SEN – Wheelchair Fashion

This weeks ‘What I Wore Wednesday’ is one of my favourites of late, and has been just perfect for spring ‘walks’ out in the spring sun to prevent chilliness while taking in the gorgeous blue skies. My gorgeous blue hoody is made by Square pen Clothing – whose mission is to support and empower people with disabilities and special needs through fashion.  I really can’t think of a better cause. The range comes in all different colours and sizes, and with text on the front to support all the little quirks that make us and those we love special and […]

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