Co-op *free from* chocolate #vegan

I haven't missed chocolate since going vegan a year ago, well, I've missed the act of ramming a bar of chocolate into my face at the end of a long day or at that time of the month, but not so much actual chocolate. Not enough to pay the small fortune that some vegan chocolate... Continue Reading →


Coming home to the Comfort Food Café. Book review.

Coming Home to the Comfort Food Cafe - by Debbie Johnson. The blurb; Moving to the little village of Budbury, Zoe hopes the crisp Dorset sea breeze and gentle pace of life will be a fresh start for her and her goddaughter, Martha. Luckily for them both, the friendly community at the café provide listening... Continue Reading →

Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage. Book review.

Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage- Heidi Swain. The blurb: When Lottie Foster’s grandmother’s best friend Gwen dies, she leaves Lottie her lovely home, Cuckoo Cottage. Lottie loves the cottage but Matt, a charming local builder, points out that beneath its charm it is falling apart. Luckily he is always on hand to help with the problems that... Continue Reading →

Jetplanes to Jupiter. Book review.

Jetplanes to Jupiter - By Stephie Chapman. (Sequel to Getting Over Jesse Franklin). The blurb: Two years ago Cassie Banks lived in West London, had a thriving career, and her lifelong best friend living just the other side of town. Then she met Jesse Franklin, the bass player from her favourite band, and her life... Continue Reading →

A lonely place to be. #autism

I'm really struggling with my feelings at the moment, as you may have noticed from the influx of posts about what's going on. When I'm struggling to make head or tail of things I find that writing helps me to order my thoughts a little, and so here I am. The kid is not really... Continue Reading →

Words hold a lot of power.

We had a CAMHS appointment today, I'm not really going to write about that, there's not a whole lot to say anyway, it was an assessment and it remains to be seen how helpful they are, this time. Forgive me for being cynical, I have a difficult relationship with CAMHS. Overall the appointment wasn't too... Continue Reading →

Can I home educate?

Some of you have followed me long enough to remember that when the boy was 8, he's now 12, I was so desperate to get him out of his terrible school that I deregistered him and half heartedly tried to home educate. I say half heartedly because at the time I really believed he would... Continue Reading →

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