Can’t and won’t dont mean never will!

What an absolutely wonderful weekend away in Milton Keynes. Such a lovely place with absolutely loads to do. Best of all I got to spend the weekend with my favourites! We didn’t get there until late on Friday as it’s a good few hours drive so Friday was a none event but Saturday was lovely. We […]

Our side of the spectrum interview 2- Hayley and family

I had the pleasure of interviewing Hayley recently about her daughter Isla (love the name by the way ?) and their families journey with autism. Here’s what she had to say:- Please tell me a bit about yourself and your family. Isla is 4 years old. She lives with me her mum. Tell us a […]

Kate Middleton post birth vs me post birth

Yesterday the news was awash with pictures of The duchess of Cambridge and the new baby prince. She looked pristine stood outside of the hospital where she’d given birth just 7 hours before. She was wearing heels, she had her hair and makeup done and she was smiling for the cameras. I felt for the […]

Guest Blog – Faithmummy

Today’s guest blog is brought to you by a very good friend of mine – Miriam from Faithmummy. I met Miriam through our blogging and now we speak every single day. My life is richer for having her in it. Not only is she an amazing friend, she’s fantastic writer. Her posts are always from […]

Our side of the spectrum – Interview 1, Nicola and family

I had the pleasure of interviewing Nicola recently about her daughter Emily and their families journey with autism. Here’s what she had to say:- Please tell me a bit about yourself and your family. We are a family of 4, consisting of me (mum), my husband (dad) and our daughter Emily 6 and Son Charlie […]

Chaperones and bus drivers

How many bloggers have written posts about teachers and the difference they’ve made to the lives of our children? Hundreds?, thousands? I know the numbers are high and I am one of those bloggers. Isla had a short mainstream education, now she’s at a special school and you’ll regularly see me write about her teachers […]

Welcome to Islas voice the website!

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] So about a month ago I told you all I was really excited about something, about a little project I was about to embark on and I’d tell you all about it at some point. There is no better day than Islas birthday to share […]

Islas birthday

Isla made me laugh this morning. She got up, we came downstairs and she sat in the chair. She was staring at her presents but I think it took a while to click. She just kept saying ‘look, wow, amazing’. I told her it was her birthday and these were her presents and she sat […]

Happy birthday Isla!

Happy birthday to our beautiful Isla. Where have 7 years gone? It feels like yesterday you came in to the world and yet like an eternity ago. What a 7 years it’s been! You’re the strongest, most courageous, bravest, funniest, happiest, most resilient, cheekiest, fearless girl we know. You’ve taught us so much about life, […]