Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Sorry, I don't have much of interest to write about at the moment. We are all feeling a little under the weather and very tired.

Yesterday son 2 had a longer day on playscheme, as they went out on a trip (shame about the rain!) After food shopping, I just couldn't face doing anything much and mainly lazed around until it was time to collect him again...

I have, however, taken delivery of a few more books from Amazon, including Electricity by Ray Robinson which looks interesting and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby. As you may know, Nick Hornby also has an autistic son, and I was interested to read his comments on why he rarely reads biographical books on autism (p39 if you have the Penguin paperback) as it so reflects my own feelings. So many books just look at the story of an autistic savant ( with special talents) or tell the story of a family who has discovered a 'miracle cure'. Real life for 99% of families is not like that. He did, however, enjoy 'George and Sam' by Charlotte Moore, as did I. Although I am not convinced by the ABA approach used by Charlotte Moore and indeed Nick Hornby with their children, the book is an entertaining and convincing picture of living with autism.

Three notable things:

1. Agreeing with Nick Hornby about many books on autism!

2. Son 1 sorting out his own appointments and starting to take charge of his life.

3. More wool arriving in the post yesterday...


Anonymous said...

Amazon is so addictive - far to easy.
Best wishes

Cathy said...

Oh I so agree mcewen. But when life is complex easy can be good!