A Glimpse into out autism: Just a boy!

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Dear friend,

Yesterday he performed his first DJ set in a bar. The huge smile on his face lit up the whole room and his eyes sparkled with excitement. This was his moment!

I hid my feelings behind the camera, as I so often do, looking at our life through a lens can give me the distance I need to control my racing emotions.

I could never in my wildest dreams have imagined this day. How could the confident, smiling boy who was commanding the room be the same toddler who hid behind my legs when anyone spoke to him, or the frustrated, anxious boy who just wanted to blend into the background? The tears pricked my eyes and caught in my throat, halting my speech but I heard him saying:

Mum you're so embarrassing...

So pulled myself together and stepped back into the moment
Two hands holding jigsaw pieces together



Book Corner: Sir Charlie Stinky Socks The Pirate's Curse

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My book corner choice this month is: Sir Charlie Stinky Socks The Pirate's curse by Kristina Stephenson


We have several books in the Sir Charlie Stinky Socks series and previously reviewed the Tale of the Wizard's Whisper but we loved this one so much we had to share it too. 


My Sunday Photo

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I love capturing the ordinary moments and special times with my camera, looking at our life through a lens gives me a clearer perspective. 




MummyShot Roundup: Week 6

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Dear friends,

Welcome to #MummyShot Week 6 Roundup, hosted by myself and the amazing MacKenzie Granville.

Photography is about capturing souls not smiles.   Dragan Tapshanov.


Featured posts:

Friday Focus: Siblings Project February

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Dear boys,

The cold weather has kept us in the house quite a lot and we have been hit by a lot of bugs this month too. I've really noticed how you are cheer leaders for each other. You were very supportive and caring towards each other when you were sick both fetching drinks and asking, is he OK and when Little man had a week at home, big lad, you flew in the door every day asking, Is he better now?

You also really support each others interests. Big lad by cheering on little man at football on Saturday mornings and some training sessions and we all supported the big lad when he played his first DJ session in a bar in Leiden. You are so proud of each other!

There remains a bit of sibling rivalry too as there is always a tussle over who is the winner/fastest/makes the biggest snow ball. But it is a friendly rivalry as I know you always have each other's backs. I love the quote;

Because I have a brother, I'll always have a best friend.

 In your case I really believe this is true!

Now I'll let my photos do the talking...



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