Monthly Wins: August

If you are new to the blog, can read about why I'm a comper here. August has been a very quiet month, for both entering and winning, because we've been away a couple of weeks visiting family and the kids have been keeping me busy!! I have however been pondering a few comping questions this month: what… Continue reading Monthly Wins: August

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The Joys Of Comping: Small but iconic prizes.

There are some prizes everyone can get excited about - cars, cash, holidays. And then there are those prizes that seem insignificant to the untrained eye but that have become so iconic that winning them fills compers with a slightly disproportionate amount of glee. These are the ones where you win them, get all excited,… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping: Small but iconic prizes.

Useful Autism Resources: Finding Help and Support

Three years ago, after the boy was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, I floundered about on my own trying to find the information and support I needed to  help him. I thought I would share some of the resources I have found useful to help others in going through the diagnosis process. You can never… Continue reading Useful Autism Resources: Finding Help and Support

The Joys Of Comping: Winning a Year’s Supply and Tips to Win Your Own Year’s Supply

You can read about why I love the wonderful world of comping here.  Obviously, lovely prizes is one of the reasons! I've won a "year's supply" prize a few times over the years and it is a fabulous treat. It really is the prize that keeps on giving. Two of these were actually delivered throughout the… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping: Winning a Year’s Supply and Tips to Win Your Own Year’s Supply

Trying New Things: Understanding The Sensory Challenges Around New Experiences for Autistic Children

New is problematic for the boy. He has a tendency to assume anything different is going to be bad!  For those of you who are new to the blog, my oldest is Autistic. He's seven now and trying new things is something we've been working on for a long time. He is getting so much… Continue reading Trying New Things: Understanding The Sensory Challenges Around New Experiences for Autistic Children

Making A Worry Box: Calming Strategies for Anxious Kids

For those of you who don't know, my seven-year-old is Autistic and currently undergoing assessment for Developmental Co-ordination Disorder. He struggles with anxiety, especially at bedtime so it was something I asked the Occupational Therapist about at his recent assessment. She suggested setting up a worry box, alongside the sensory strategies we use (weighted blanket, chewy… Continue reading Making A Worry Box: Calming Strategies for Anxious Kids

Keeping The Kids Busy: Easy and Fun Snacks for the School Holidays

If you have been busy indoors and  outdoors with the kids, they are probably hungry (mine are ALWAYS hungry!!). Making their own snacks gives them a sense of independence, teaches them life skills and keeps them busy a bit longer. Win win right? Rice Cake Faces These are great fun to make for a snack or make more… Continue reading Keeping The Kids Busy: Easy and Fun Snacks for the School Holidays

Keeping The Kids Busy: Easy Outdoor Activities For the School Holidays

What's that you say? The sun has finally remembered that it's supposed to be summer? Quick get outside and try one of the fun activities below. If it is *still* raining (god bless British summer time eh?), whack your wellies on and go out anyway or if you really have to be stuck indoors, try one… Continue reading Keeping The Kids Busy: Easy Outdoor Activities For the School Holidays

Keeping The Kids Busy: Easy Indoor Activities for the School Holidays

It's the school holidays, so obviously it's raining- the fact that we expect any else from British summertimeis a triumph of hope over experience! The weather has been too grim here for picnics and trips to the park, so we've been amusing ourselves indoors. If you fancy a new activity to pop in your boredom jar,… Continue reading Keeping The Kids Busy: Easy Indoor Activities for the School Holidays