Sunday, January 21, 2007


WOW! Yep I'm late writing tonight, sorry girls!
Uninspiring day spent doing very little but then that is what weekends are for thank goodness.

The weather has been appalling, rain, thunder, hail and wind. And it is definitely getting colder though I am sure it is not as cold as Vienna at the moment, any snow Anastasia? Any sun in Florida Belle? See I'm a true Brit, always talking about the weather!
17 years ago the roof of SnoWhites nursery school blew off in a storm, luckily the children got out in time but since then windy weather has left me less than impressed. I have a flat roof extension and it is definitely making noises! Think what I would have been like if I had been visiting Belle in Mississippi when the hurricane hit, I would have been a nervous wreck.

Jade Goody has been evicted from the BB house and I don't think she seemed sorry at all and yes I still think she was a bully and being racist but I feel sorry for her. From the start of this furore I have felt that Big Brother was guilty of allowing the situation to escalate and not putting a stop to it. Big Brother seems to have been glad of everything that has happened but I think in this case that not all publicity is good publicity.Let us hope that Endemol and Channel 4 learn from this situation.

Beauty has had a good day singing, dancing and playing on the computer. In the last few months Beauty has improved dramatically with speech, understanding and processing. As I have said before her speech seems to be confined to set phrases but she has enough speech to let everybody know what she wants. I am convinced that Beauty's talking will get better and better. I read a blog daily called Whitterer on Autism and the writer has 2 sons who are on the spectrum and their speech is brilliant and very entertaining. I really hope that Beauty will get to be so good. In lots of ways I feel that Beauty has greater understanding and intelligence than some other children locally who are the same age as Beauty, Beauty's problem is communicating what she knows.

1 comment:

Maddy said...

Hold on to the communication thing - I'm sure you're right [more in there going on than comes out verbally] it's only in the last 9 months that my older son has become more comprehensible - 5 hour silences are less frequent. [and thanks for your kind thoughts] As for weather - don't get me started - mention the weather here [more than one sentence per day] and they lock you up!




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(A Blessing from St. Patrick)
May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.