Tag Archives: Asperger’s Syndrome

A Plea From The Ranks Of Carers At Home

I write this as a plea. Our Prime Minister tells us to stop panic buying, there’s enough for all, stock up in case you need to self-isolate for 14 days, but leave some for others. Please. Mr Johnson, I would … Continue reading

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Blogging With A Little Help From Your Friends. A Guest Post By Sherri Matthews @WriterSherri

Originally posted on Hugh's Views & News  :
Blogging, in my experience, is a strange beast. Show your blog you’re in charge and it behaves. But turn your back for just one minute, and it’ll sink its teeth right into…

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School’s Out But I’m In The Classroom Down Under

Last week I bought some curtain material from Laura Ashley, thanks to a great sale discount. It’s been a long time since I did any sewing. My steadfast sewing machine since my days in California still works a dream thanks … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Embracing Our Identity As a Writer by Author Anne Goodwin

Today, I’m delighted and honoured to host author Anne Goodwin at the Summerhouse for her ongoing blog tour. It’s lovely to welcome Anne again, so much enjoying her engaging and much discussed guest post, ‘Putting the personal into fiction…and taking … Continue reading

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Raw Literature: Asperger’s, Voice and the Search for Identity

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
By Sherri Matthews The first few pages of the children’s book, ‘Are you my Mother?’, both captivated and troubled me as a girl. The story tells of a baby bird who hatches while…

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All Change At The Summerhouse

Hello dear friends, how I miss you.  My absence breeds a growing sense of isolation from my blogging community, the Summerhouse needs the laughter of friends. I wonder what you are up to, how things are going, what’s your latest … Continue reading

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My Sandwich Generation And The Song Of The Summerhouse

What has happened to my ‘Great’ Britain, my ‘United’ Kingdom? Last Thursday, over thirty million people voted in the EU referendum,  out of which 52% voted to leave, 48% to stay. In Brexit’s thunderous wake, I, like millions of others, … Continue reading

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The Voice Of Asperger’s Syndrome

I look at the photographs of the five-year old girl with the scarf tied around her shoulders like a cape and tears slide down my face.  In some, she holds a paint brush and looks down intently at her growing … Continue reading

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Blogging And The Three Year Rule

Dear Blogger, How are you?  It’s been a while since you and I had a proper talk, and this seems like the perfect time. I saw you walk around the park a few times last week; that’s good news,  you … Continue reading

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Back Up: 99 Word Flash Fiction And The Stigma of Asperger’s Syndrome

When my daughter was sixteen and battling chronic anxiety which made school practically impossible for her, our GP referred her for counselling.  She took her time to do her make up and dress in her unique, slightly goth/punk style and … Continue reading

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