19 Must Watch Family Christmas Films.

Christmas movies are part of most families festival traditions. My family included. Every year ‘Father Christmas’ leaves a movie for us to watch, along with some snacks for Christmas Eve. But we also spend the weeks leading up to Christmas watching both our favourites and trying out some new films. Here’s my 10 films that…

The family games we’ll be playing this Christmas…

It’s getting close to Christmas Day. The food is sorted, presents are wrapped and I’m now planning Christmas Day itself. Well, I say ‘planning’, really Christmas Day is spent lounging around and eating lots of food. But this year they’ll be 7 adults and 3 children to keep happy. So, I’ve planned some fun games…

Christmas: 20 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Elf on the Shelf…it started as Santa’s little spy who sat on a shelf to keep an eye on children and report to Santa. But it soon morphed into a playful, naughty and sometimes kind elf. Elves have also been given important spokesperson jobs such as Alfie the Elf who posts on Facebook about life…

Gingerbread Biscuits: Baking with an autistic child.

Baking can be a marmite activity. Some children love the mess, the fun of creating and seeing your creations when baked. For others it can cause panic at the mess, the uncertainty of what happens next and upset at the fact it’s not instantaneous. J falls into the category of ‘thumbs down’ for baking. He…

Living Arrows Week 1/52: The Wobbelboard and Autism

HI, welcome to 2018. I have already written 2017 and had to edit posts many times but its only the 3rd day so I’ll let myself off. I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and New Years. It was really full on for us as we spent time with my side of the family and…

What I learnt from our first Christmas with Autism… 

I hope everyone has survived the holidays with some sense of sanity in tact. This year J was 3 so it’s the first Christmas he’s really started to understand. It is also the first Christmas since J getting his Autism diagnosis. Last year J was only interested in playing on his own with a train…

Our Christmas visit to the cathedral & making memories with Lego.

J hasn’t quite found his Christmas spirit yet. This is the first year he’s been old enough to really be aware of what it really is. He’s struggled with the changes such as decorations. It’s take most of December to be able to cope with two sets of lights and some decorations hung on the…