Friday, 31 August 2012

A very different experience seeing War Horse at Hardwick Hall as part of the Derby Quad Summer Nights Film Festival.  It was cold and wet but that didn't seem to phase anyone, there lots of experienced troopers with tables and tablecloths and candles. found the film rather sentimental and wonder did horses pulling artillery really wear saddles and bridles as well as harnesses?










Thursday, 30 August 2012

Happy Belated Birthday Tea DS1

Was fun!










And Sophia appreciated the deluxe sized lap, far superior to her usual perch.

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Wednesday, 22 August 2012


We have been taking advantage of a wonderful opportunity at Loughborough Lawn Tennis Club, very reasonable priced tennis coaching with happens to be one to one as so far we are the only ones who have turned up.  Not complaining about that.  There have been four sessions so far and two have been stunning bright sunshine and two have been called of due to torrential rain.  So far it has alternated which means it is due to pour this Wednesday, we are hoping for a break in the pattern.




Saturday, 18 August 2012

Satuday Art

We had fun with pencils.


by the mad professor


by cognitive dissonance


by the obscure philosopher


by cheese with a monkey on top

Very different studies of this photo taken by CWMT with the digital microscope.


And a play with acrylics.



Saturday, 4 August 2012


Apart from the absence of hyperfocus, now a well known possibility in ADHD, this is a very interesting video.

Of course these labels are attempts to understand and categorise behaviours that may not stem from the same causes and may indeed be better understood in a completely different way but they are a better understanding than naughty lazy and rude.

A virtual friend of some years has a very interesting blog about autism, 'What is Autism Anyway", she brings her experience to the discussion of the labelling and naming involved and the sources of our assumptions and categories.  These cautions will apply to all neurodiversities, ADHD included.

And from the comments, and so true, one thing both have in common is anxiety.

This one is informative too, the answer to the first question is so spot on, but the doctor's humility and understanding are not always present.