This afternoon at the adventure playground we had our end-of-year party for the children. We made decorations and gingerbread biscuits, had a feast, and played party games.
While lots of the other staff were setting up the party I… read more
Yesterday the organisation I work for had its Annual General Meeting (AGM). Like all AGMs there was all the formal business to get through, but there was also a much more relaxed and celebratory element too. We had delicious food… read more
Yesterday afternoon my colleague Sylvie, who manages the adventure playground where I work, asked me if I could cover for her briefly while she helped a child. I’m always happy to do this but yesterday I was raring to go.… read more
I’m going to start this post by telling you about two things I did yesterday. They’re almost unrelated but there is a connecting thread between them.
Firstly, yesterday was the last day of our half term playscheme at work. I… read more
Yesterday was Halloween, or as my tics renamed it:
“National fake blood in your eyelashes day.”
“National diabetes advancement afternoon.”
“National knife a pumpkin night.”
Last night the nature garden at work hosted a spooky Halloween event. Over… read more
The UK’s been bracing itself for a massive storm for several days now. As I lie in bed psyching myself up for the day ahead, the big trees I can see from my window are blowing about wildly. They don’t… read more
I’ve been living at the castle for almost two years now. Since the very beginning I’ve had a tumultuous relationship with the lamp-post I can see from my bedroom window. Every night I shout at it as I go… read more
One of the three children’s projects I help run is an adventure playground. Just a few weeks ago we were a no-slide playground – there wasn’t a single slide on site. Now we’re a three-slide playground!
A huge new structure… read more
Last week I wrote about an interesting conversation I had about Tourettes with a group of young boys at the Nature Garden, one of the projects where I work. I was back there yesterday showing a prospective volunteer round.… read more
On Friday my support worker Will and I went round to the Nature Garden where I work. When we arrived a small group of boys were there, busily making biscuits. They were all about five years old and I hadn’t… read more