Blog posts, musings, and thoughts on life in general

I know I say this every month, but wow.. June already. This monthly link up is definitely a way of marking the passing of the year! For those who have just gone back to school after half term - congratulations! I hope you can take a bit of a break, before we have to knuckle down for the big summer holidays!

This month’s photo is sleepy Charlie. Now the weather is a bit warmer the cats seem to spend all day curled up snoozing, the lucky things!

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Don’t forget to tweet me when you’ve added a post, so I know there’s something new to read and share!

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Oh my word, how did we get to May already?! May Day is a big celebration round where we live, and this year Tickle insisted on dressing up in a Morris shirt, like his Morris Dancer of a dad! It was very sweet, and very funny - certainly cheered me up as we were getting up at 5am!

Blogging has been really cathartic for me over the years, and if you haven’t done it before I’d recommend giving it a try. When I first joined the online adoption community the blog link ups were my lifeline in to meeting other people in the same situation - I'd love your help sharing this post so that more people can find the help and community they need!

Scroll down for some lovely new blogs for you to read: please remember to comment on and share any blogs you like! Click on the blue ‘Click here to enter’ link at the bottom to add your own post.

Don’t forget to tweet me when you’ve added a post, so I know there’s something new to read and share!

I’ve just added my blog post [YOUR POST NAME GOES HERE] to @folkycat’s Adoption Blog link up. You can add yours too! Click to Tweet

This is something that’s been on my mind for a while, and I’ve really wanted to sit down and get my thoughts together on it. When I first heard about the body-mind disconnect that is experienced by some autistic people, it all sounded a bit strange - but gradually I started to realise that it explained a lot of things that I’d been unable to fully articulate about my relationship with my body. 

Ever since I was a child I’ve struggled to get my body to do what I want it to do, to feel how I think it should feel, and to look how society deems an attractive body should look like. I’ve always blamed it on being overweight, and that definitely contributes to many of my issues, but it doesn’t quite tell the whole story.

The year is ticking on... April has arrived, and true to form we’ve had a lot of April showers round here! As we break up for the Easter holidays I’m crossing my fingers for some nice weather - Tickle does love being outside, and it really helps to regulate him.

Blog link ups can be a really useful resource for people who are discovering our online adoption community for the first time - it was how I ended up meeting a lot of my lovely Adoption Twitter friends. Blogging has been really cathartic for me over the years, and if you haven’t done it before I’d recommend giving it a try. I’d love some help sharing and tweeting this link up post - I do my best to keep it in people’s minds but the more people who use it regularly the better a resource it becomes.

Scroll down for some shiny new blogs for you to read: please remember to comment on and share any blogs you like! Click on the blue ‘Click here to enter’ link at the bottom to add your own post.

Don’t forget to tweet me when you’ve added a post, so I know there’s something new to read and share!

I’ve just added my blog post [YOUR POST NAME GOES HERE] to @folkycat’s Adoption Blog link up. You can add yours too! Click to Tweet

Self care is a topic that’s often dismissed - whether it’s gently mocked as ‘ladies who lunch’, all about getting massages and painting your nails, or whether it’s a simple belief that “I don’t have time for that”. I used to be one of those people - I thought self care was a nice idea, but I couldn’t see how I could fit it in to my life. I’ve written about self care quite extensively in my book, as learning to look after myself as well as Tickle was the single biggest thing that turned our adoption around from being on the verge of disruption to the relatively ’normal’ family life that we have today.

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