Family time

I’ve spent today with my favourites. Family time is the best time. Not only that but today we’ve taught Billy and hopefully Isla that the best gift you can ever give anyone is the gift of your time:- that is the stuff that costs nothing at all but is more valuable than all the riches […]

Busy few days update

Busy few days here at Islas voice HQ! First things first Isla finally got her new wheels! Before Christmas Isla had outgrown her chair but we had to make do a few extra months to really prove she’s outgrown it so she could have another. We also had to buy a new car that would […]

How many times can Isla say ‘chicken’ in one day?

I will catch up properly tomorrow but for now I want you to guess how many times Isla said ‘chicken’ today. I’ll give you a clue- we did buy her a KFC around 2.30pm. ???????????????? 100 (ish) ‘Chicken’ ‘Chicken’ ‘Chicken’ ‘Chicken’ ………………………………………………… (I think she was trying to tell us something!) KFC always a winner! […]

My husband the hero ?

I wrote this blog last night…. see update at the bottom. I shall call this post ‘my husband the hero’. Many years ago (approximately 18.333335) my husband John was a phenomenal cricketer who played for a local cricket team. He was well known for his ‘swing bowling’ (whatever that means) and I’ve been reliably informed […]

Autistics do not lack empathy!

People often associate autism with a lack of emotion, a lack of empathy, and a lack of understanding social situations. Some people believe this means someone with autism doesn’t show emotion, that they can’t show that they are happy or sad. Last night we were sat watching Moana. Isla hasn’t watched the whole film through […]


‘Isla did you just lick my contact lens?’ ……… only in this house!

This week I have achieved

This week I have achieved ? …. * successful dentist appointment for me! * even more successful dentist appointment for Isla! * I discovered pelvic floor exercises are easier when sat at traffic lights listening to ‘sorry’ by Justin bieber. * successful eye appointment. * glasses picked that don’t make me look like my granny […]

The three little pigs

Islas currently loves reciting the three little pigs. I managed to record this last night, she was in the bath so I recorded my leg but you can hear her as clear as anything. Yes Islas speech is still mainly repetition, yes when she talks she doesn’t sound like your average 7 year old, yes […]

When your child ‘lacks imagination’

Busy weekend ahead but this morning I am chilling with princess Belle, Islas had 3 costume changes already! Which brings me nicely on to what I want to talk to you about today:- Imagination When Isla was diagnosed with autism they told us she ‘lacked imagination’, they pretty much said she had no imagination. During […]