RAMBLINGS

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Ramblings

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Artworks

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You can view some of my artwork via this link.

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PROJECTS

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Since 2014 we have worked tirelessly to improve the arts in south Hampshire. Through the founding of Live Art Local we have seen a number of our projects come to fruition including Sticks Gallery, Sticks Contemporary, Arts Able, and For Love And Money

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Make Your Own Yoghurt


Before I start, I apologise about the quality of the images I was using my kindle camera which is a bit pants so they’re not great.   There is nothing tastier than your own homemade yoghurt.  Seriously, it is delicious and do you know what’s even better, it’s (a) really […]

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Why I love photography


I was uploading another image to my etsy shop today ArtPhotoDesignbyB and it got me to thinking.  My camera is probably my oldest friend, I don’t mean the same camera, No I definitely upgraded from the boots diskette camera my parents bought me in the late 80s for my eighth birthday, […]

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Recycled Crayons


What do you get if you cross a baking mould, broken crayons, a duck and an oven?   Don’t know……….   Recycled funky new crayons (I lied about the duck)   Here’s how.   Find all your old, broken crayons and remove all the paper from them If they’re too […]

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Autism (Relaxed) Panto Performances….. what do you think?


So today we went to see a relaxed performance of Jack and the Beanstalk at Southampton’s the Mayflower theatre.  It was our second panto of the season but our first officially aimed at those with autism and sesory or learning difficulties. It was a bit of an odd experience, at […]

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Autism oh autism……..


So today we had a meeting at meltdown moo’s  SEN playschool, a thing which to be honest I always dread.  It’s not the dealing with staff, I know I’m an intelligent woman and I can hold my own in any conversation, especially where my son is concerned.  No, the problem for […]

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Tummy Toners do they work


So like any woman who needs to lose a few pounds I am on a diet (see earlier post) and as I am a wheelchair with severe muscle weakness and movement problems the ol’ exercising thing is a bit of a bugger.  I mean I try adapting exercises to a sitting position […]

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Bunting


  You will need: Different fabric remnants, it’s good to have 3 or 4 different colours/patterns. Scissiors/pinking shears Card or funky foam (to make a template) or a ready made piece of card bunting Thread Sewing machine or needles Pins Bias Tape   First of all make a template. I […]

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Messy Play: Shaving Foam Speedway


This post was originally featured on my old blog little doers last year Today has been pretty much of a blah day. The weather is a bit bleugh, the children are antsy, I’m feeling poorly and generally a bit bleugh. So I thought to myself, how can we try and […]

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DIET


Those four letters are enough to strike fear into even the strongest of hearts.  If you think about it, it’s not the nicest of words, there’s no escaping the word “die” in it.  And if you misspell “die”, it tells a loveable extra-terrestrial to go top himself (Di ET).  Horrid […]

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Autism Friendly Film Screenings


Now I don’t know how many of you have tried going to the cinema with an autistic child?   We tried once to go with our toddler and meltdown moo.  After the nightmare that was we vowed we would probably not go again….. there are ony so many narky looks I […]

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