As one-year ends and another begins, it is at this time of year that I feel imbalanced and at a loss of direction. As I lay down in deep thought, reflecting on both the high and low moments of life; I realise that I am way too hard on myself. I am not a robot, I am a human who needs to step back once in a while to appreciate all the hard work that I do and also acknowledge that I have a very happy son. Life can be hard and get serious at times, so it is important to be present and live in the moment.
A short Christmas movie
On the first Friday of each month (6:30pm-8:30pm) 360 has an exclusive fun evenings for families of children with disabilities. There’s no pre-booking needed, you just simply turn up and pay. The price is £6.00 per child (1-12 years) with free entry for adults.
With the joyous occasion of Christmas soon approaching, I was delighted to discover that Bletchley Park were running an extra ticketed event: A Vintage 1940s Christmas Grotto: Autism-Friendly. Perfect! Saturday 1st December here we come!
Whilst waiting at the station, my son anxiously swayed from side to side. The train had arrived, and we managed to get seats. As the train began its journey, my son was looking around and began to rock back and forth in his seat. People then began to stare. The more people were staring, the more he rocked.
Finally, we had reached our stop and we got off to an angry wave of people rushing past. My son apprehensively clenched onto my side as we moved through a sea of people. We then had to go on the tube to get into Central London.
Home to the Crown Jewels, rich in history with a compelling display of Romanesque and Military Architecture; The Tower of London has always been on my list of places to visit.
Prior to heading out on our journey, I checked out the Tower of London Guide, which is for parents and carers of people who are on the autism spectrum. (Collated by the National Autistic Society and families of children on the Autism Spectrum) This guide provides you with maps and useful tips prior to your visit.