What a confusing time it is right now, especially for children. Monday lots of children went back to school for one day to be told that we are back into yet another lockdown. Only children of key workers or who are vulnerable are allowed to go in. Luckily for us specialist schools are allowed to stay open too. Blake's school did close for two days to prepare and that was enough to completely confuse Blake. 

It's especially important for children like Blake who need that routine. Children with additional needs may require 24 hour care and can't simply be left alone to watch TV, as even slight things can cause a meltdown. Even a simple change of routine can cause Blake to have an outburst where he kicks, screams, pinches  scratches and headbutts. 


Back into another lockdown and like last March schools are closed. We are lucky though as Blake attends a specialist school which is able to stay open. I thought I'd help those of you with kids at home by compling a list of some products that you can order off Amazon to keep the kids busy. Even better is that the majority of these help with learning.

Orchard Toys
Orchard toys have so many fun games that help with learning these are some of our favorites but there are tons more so definitely look them up.


First of all Happy New Year! Last year we had celebrated the New Year whilst visiting Stuart's family as usual. This year though has felt rather quiet compared. Last year we fitted in quite a bit with walks, soft play etc but covid has meant that this new year we didn't visit family and have just been at home. We've not really gone out either as it has been so cold and we've had a bit of snow too.

I usually set myself some goals for the year ahead but decided to be a bit more relaxed this year. Once places are open again there are a few things I want to do such as get my hair dyed, a new tattoo and get my nose pierced. But other than that I'm pretty relaxed as far as goals go and just going to take things as they come.