Dovefromabove


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If you have an interest in autism

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 17:01

Hope this doesn't sound odd/patronising, but I find autism a fascinating condition - I have met so many people who live their lives on various parts of that spectrum and whose abilities and life experiences are incredibly varied.

After I'd been with Children's Services for a while, I worked mainly with children and young people at the most severe end of the spectrum, usually non-verbal, with severe LD and possibly at least one other condition. I also volunteered at a youth club for youngsters with severe learning and physical disabilities which was run by this organisation http://thehamletcharity.org.uk/home/

Absolutely inspirational as well as being great fun!

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Posted: 29/12/2015 at 16:52

Hazel ... he is Irish - born and grew up in Dublin  ... that was his own accent

 

Don't talk to me about families .... eh Wonkie?  If I told them about our lot ...

We just ignore it all don't we Wonkie ....what we don't think about can't hurt us

 

Hosta, glad you've got your oil ordered

Plant ID

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 16:10

The smaller flower does have 5 petals - the bigger one has 6

Can anyone help identify these shrubs/bushes?

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 16:03

Those shrubs have been there a long time - probably 10+ years and they're perfectly normal garden shrubs - exactly the sort of thing many of us would plant in a similar space.

No need to worry about them

I hope neighbourly relations improve - it's worth going the other mile to keep the peace, especially as our parents get older  

Can anyone help identify these shrubs/bushes?

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 13:44

There appears to be a yellow HT rose in front of the window to the left - again not a problem to a building's structure.

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Posted: 29/12/2015 at 13:27

Fg -Fry's chocolate crème ........

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Posted: 29/12/2015 at 13:21

Glad you're on the mend DD - as for families, what can't be fixed must be ignored ... sometimes these things fix themselves, given enough time and changing situations.

Pdoc - I so envy you your dipper   We don't get them around here - wrong sort of rivers  Do you keep a record of the birds you see?  I keep meaning to start one ....  Now put your feet up - mine are up in front of a recorded Miss Marple (the real one ) and I have my knitting on the go.  I'll get OH to make us a cuppa in a little while ..... he's fixing up some new shelving in the studio ..but he's assembling it in the sitting room and the way to the studio is via the kitchen, so unless I sit on the sofa I'm in danger of being clonked with a piece of angle-iron ... well, that's my excuse anyway

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Posted: 29/12/2015 at 11:36

Glad you got a good night Hosta - take it easy ((hugs)) 

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Posted: 29/12/2015 at 11:19

Have we heard from Hosta and DD yet this morning? 

Hope both are feeling better and if not, hope both are in bed being waited on ((hugs))

If you have an interest in autism

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 10:02

I know some of us have a connection with people with autism - if you didn't hear this http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05sttjh do try to spare 15 minutes to listen to this - he's got it spot on ... bless him. 

And if you've never been to a Special School Disco, you'll find out what you've missed.  I've been to a few .......... just the best time

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