Category: Family

“You can go to Legoland when you grow up”

The problem with Legolnad is this. When I was young there was only a Legoland in Denmark, and my Mum and Dad said that as a family we couldn’t go… but when I grew up I could go myself if I wanted. Now that I’ve grown up (I have a birth certificate that says so) I can go to Legoland… …but I’m too old to go on any of the rides, get little Lego kits locked away in a treasure chest in the hotel room, ride the big Lego cars around Traffic School, get free badges over dinner, enter model

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Autism, Parenting, and The Princess Bride

Vikki sent this to me, it’s wonderful, and needs to be shared. 6. Never start a land war in Asia. Well that’s just good advice. 7. Success means using the right moves for the terrain. There is no definitive intervention for autism. The choices that other people make may not be the right ones for your family, and vice versa. And that’s OK. Don’t ever let anyone make you feel otherwise. There are 17 points, and they’re all amazing.  

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The curse of Summer Holiday

Back from a week in Orlando, Florida, and a bundle of theme parks, dolphins to some interesting times in the online and smartphone world. More on that shortly, but for now, I wonder how evil my Zune HD is feeling? Boarding the train from Edinburgh to Londo (for #NokiaWorld) abotu an hour after landing back from the US holiday, I hit shuffle. What comes up? Orlando’s Mime, from the Summer Holiday soundtrack.

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Waiting to move

I’m sitting in an empty room. It doesn’t matter which room, because they’re all empty. In half an hour, I’ll be handing back the keys to the flat that’s been home for four years. (For those of you not following on Twitter, Facebook and the like, we’ve moved away from "Almost Home" to "Nearly Home" on Foursquare – if you need the new address drop me an email). All the furniture has been shifted (slowly and with hassle!) to the house, the house with the garden, on a quiet cul de sac road, with space for everyone as the years

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