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Here we are again. A supermoon. Not just any supermoon, this is the largest one in nearly 70 years. It will appear a third brighter than usual with NASA saying its about 14% wider than a normal full moon. Now, we all know by now that the moon doesn't grow and it's not actually larger than usual, it just appears…

  When I first moved here to the countryside after selling my two salons, I knew exactly which direction I was taking. I wanted to be able to treat clients on a one-to-one basis in an environment that enabled total peace and relaxation. I left behind the bustling high street salon environment and wanted to be in a space where…

A little update is in order as a few clients have been asking how my brother is getting on. The brief answer is, he is doing very well indeed. Better than we could have imagined! He moved to his new flat three weeks ago and after a period of adjustment, he has begun to settle in really well. Less talk of…

Is it time to hunker down yet? Not that I'm complaining about our lovely extended sunny days and dry weather. The trees seem to be holding on their leaves, which means just one thing - they will probably drop in one massive dump! I still have apples on my trees and no sign of the leaves changing colour just yet.…

So Sunday is moving day. It seems like quite a long haul when I look back on the blog posts over the past few months, but in the grand scheme of things it's been quite a speedy process. Or so I have been told by a nurse on my brothers ward. 'These things normally take much longer' she assured me.…

We got it! A new direction for my autistic brother. Funding has been approved! We have waited years for him to get the help he so badly needed but he never scored highly enough on the social care questionnaire. Just one point off would mean he didn't 'qualify' for a social worker. That one point could have been because he…

So the story of my brother continues. I am still seeing him once a week to keep his spirits up while we wait for the funding panel to say YES on Thursday.... Notice what I did there? Positive thoughts and writing will manifest the result! Today, I drove to town to meet him from his bus. The rain was torrential.…

So, for those of you following the story of my autistic brother and the lack of support for mental health these days, is giving up an option? Not in my world it's not. We haven't got this far just to just walk away from it. There are always obstacles The tools I have to be able to set intentions, step…

Today I asked my Autistic brother if he would like to go on a picnic tomorrow. 'Not really.' he said, 'that's what children do.' So, I thought in the light of him still being in the care of the NHS, he may like a day out. I had no idea he would think a picnic was silly. I thought it…

Patience comes with age. Well, it does with me. The realisation that anger, frustration and impatience doesn't get you very far. I have been told that I have 'great patience', but between you and I, this wasn't always the case. Having a brother with Autism has always tested my patience and it's only recently that I have actually been able…

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