Tag Archives: Asperger’s Syndrome

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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The Mystery Of The Missing Laptop And Other Tales From The Summerhouse

Hello dear friends! Thank you so much for your lovely, warm welcome back. It’s great to be blogging again, although I still don’t have my shiny and new, bright and breezy, newly repaired laptop.  Shall I tell you why?  Because … Continue reading

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The Black Dog, A Palm Tree And A Flash Fiction

Palm trees are so perfectly designed to survive powerful tropical storms, that even when bent so low as to touch the ground, they straighten up as the storm passes through, stronger than they  were before. I was nineteen when I … Continue reading

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How To Save A Life

What connects us, what keeps us safe and strong and weaves its way along the dark corridors of our conscience when we are alone with our thoughts? When does the caring start, the thinking of others, the wanting to help … Continue reading

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Sweet Serenity

A new day opens like a blue-front door and a deep-blue sea of escape beckons. Whispering through the sharp grass; brushing past the blasted sand; this light hour lifts you out of your dark slumber and carries you in its … Continue reading

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Two Years Blogging And Still Standing

My Sweet Robin came by to say hello today, just as he did on the same day exactly two years ago when I wrote my first blog post. My little, red-breasted, puffed-up muse. I have learnt so much since that … Continue reading

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