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About barbgrant

full-time parent/carer and part-time OU student

Summer 2017: Week 1

What a week; it’s been a rollercoaster ride! Our eldest has been out of sorts this week, his sleep pattern has gone awry and he’s become overtired. He has ADHD alongside his autism and when overtired he just cannot stay … Continue reading

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The Start of Summer

In the past I used to look forward to the long summer holidays with the smug satisfaction of a clean house, a freezer stocked with ready to reheat nutritious home-made family meals, and six weeks of activities all planned for…. … Continue reading

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Conistone Dib

The sleepy hamlet is centred round maypole, silent stone cottages sleep in the sun. The lane leads us to giants’ steps where our walk is truly begun.   The dry ghyll is paved by boulders, adventurously we pass through the … Continue reading

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Winter Wharfe

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The river flows with menace, a boiling torrent of peaty turbulence. ? Winter walkers tighten grip on leads and little hands, fearing accidental slip ? into the wild malevolence.  Yet the river holds fatal charm, despite…

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Merry Christmas from the Grants

Another eventful year has sped by & the children are keeping us as busy as ever. Jamie is doing so well now; the medication he was prescribed for epilepsy has worked well & all his behavioural difficulties of the previous … Continue reading

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you can knock my weeble over but you can’t keep it down…

Maybe it was just bad timing the letter coming at the end of a gruelling seven and a half week summer holiday, talk about being kicked when you are down. I read it once, I read it twice and then I … Continue reading

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Laundry Time

Baby gros, tiny as dolls clothes romper suits and pretty frilly dresses. Mini appliqué jeans , little Tiggers and trucks, bouncing on the line. School uniforms, small and smart washed clean of mud and primary paint. Blazers and kilts, high school … Continue reading

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