Derby Museum Volunteering, October 2016

So October ┬áhas been a pretty busy month. Mylo has started school and has settled into his first half term. It’s given me a chance to take stock and re-involve myself in a number of projects at Derby Museums and further afield as well as picking up Lunar21 once more. Firstly, I have been developing […]

Yorkshire Sculpture Park | Museum Visit

On a blazing hot Bank Holiday Monday this August, I took Mylo up to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to explore with the friend who accompanied me the first time I went nearly 8 years ago. The weather was terrible then. I remember drinking tea huddled into each other coats in an effort to remain defrosted. […]

How do you?

How do you tell your child that you’re autistic? When do you tell him that the way your brain works, the way you feel and think and perceive is different to the way he thinks and feels and perceives? That he is like the 99% of other people on this planet who seem illogical and […]

Strawberries – one of my favourite poems

I first came across this during my ‘A’ level English Literature, and I’ve adored it ever since… There were never strawberries like the ones we had that sultry afternoon sitting on the step of the open french window facing each other your knees held in mine the blue plates in our laps the strawberries glistening […]

In Bristol for the Open Data Camp

So I’ve been in Bristol since Friday afternoon attending the Open Data Unconference in the Watershed building on the city’s floating harbour. The weather has been beautiful and I was lucky enough to be travelling with a friend who knows the city well. I’ll hopefully get more time to write about the event and also […]

Life has happened

So it’s been a bit quiet on here for the last couple of months. I’ve had a pretty busy time off-screen in real life which has meant I’ve not been able to devote as much as time as I had hoped to updating my blog and website. In a nutshell childcare has been patchy on […]

Nic Turner

Every so often you have the pleasure to meet someone who really stands out from the crowd in terms of their approach and attitude to living. One such person crossed my path at the last Lunar21 event in November 2015, looking at the ‘power of co-creation‘. His name was Nic Turner and he was sitting […]