August 29, 2017

Friends have Himalayan salt lamps to cleanse the air as they film a Boomerang for Insta. Celebrities on Twitter bond over star sign compatibilities. Family on Facebook play 'which angel illustration are you drawn to?' psychic games on my timeline.

It's fair to say the s...

August 28, 2017


How to do make-up when you're autistic.Disclaimer: I'm aware many of us don't have sensory issues that affect make-up wearing and application. Many of us have allergies or stretchy hypermobile skin, but I won't address that as I don't have training. Although I do have...

August 16, 2017

"Let's go squeeze ourselves into bright, cramped changing rooms full of shrieking teenagers! Then we'll have fun in the Boots perfume section!" said no autistic person, ever. 

Facing a maelstrom of sensory bombardment I commit myself to a daunting task: clothes shopping...

August 12, 2017

('She was a great psychologist but he didn't have the heart to tell her she was a terrible artist')

'To begin at the beginning', as local boy Dylan Thomas said, is a very complicated task. I won't list all the ways I met diagnostic criteria, I won't bore you with why I...

August 8, 2017

If you haven't heard already, Wish is an online shopping app available in App Store for free. Based in China, it sells pretty much everything and the prices are incredible as long as you're prepared to wait at least two weeks.

It's a lifesaver for me as it helps bulk ou...

August 4, 2017

We bonded over mutual hatred of nonsense phrases on The Apprentice, loud drunk people in town centres and Tetris. My husband and I also have a mutual disdain for traditional romance tropes: chocolates, expensive jewellery, lingerie, spotaneous trips away etc. The idea...

July 28, 2017

I fell in love with drag queens at a young age. I used to watch Lily Savage's stand-up as a child before I knew what half the laughs were about, because her dry humour comforted me. I was brought up in a family of mostly women. Dry-witted, body-confident, Feminist, sma...

July 27, 2017

Silence has blanketed the house, I can hear my own ear drums. Hubby is raiding with his friends on WarCraft and the dog is flumped in his favourite spot. The dishes are kinda done, laundry's for tomorrow and the kids are asleep. Time to have a little 'Me Time'!

Here are...

July 25, 2017

Accept help whenever you are offered.

Now is not the time for guilt or judging yourself. Think of it as the rule on aeroplane safety; you have to put your oxygen mask on before you can save others. 

Beware the Google’d path.

Naturally, we can't get enough of subjects imp...

July 25, 2017

Parenting is hard. It may very well be the hardest job in the world, but without legally enforced breaks or work conditions. Basically these tiny people are our bosses, HR, PR and line managers all rolled into adorably squeaky packages. 

My aim here is to acknowledge th...

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