Ey up chucs!

Ey up chucs!

A busy week all round, here there and everywhere, then somewhere in between😜 So many times I think, boy I wish I could just put my feet up and sit here in silence, read a good book, or watch a funny film. I just never get round to it, always something to do. But what would I do if I did have some quiet time ?! I’m always thinking and feeling guilty that there is something that I should be doing, or something that I could be doing, or something that NEEDS doing. Am I making sense ? Talking of busy, last Saturday we hosted our annual autism charity expo, and it was a huge success. I’ve never seen so many useful autism exhibitors, stalls, free clinics and outstanding speakers all in one place together at the same time. Add into the mix some charity colleagues, friends, LOTS of visitors and some lovely autism life dogs, and all the ingredients added up to equal one amazing recipe for success. It was a superb showcase to help many, and indeed it DID help so many, including myself! I was put in charge of collating details for WIFI. Lol lol ME !! WIFI ?! Bless, I thought no worries, I can make lists for that. But I’ll let you into a secret; whenever I hear someone mention WIFI I instantly think of our charity WIFA (Wear It For Autism) events 👍🏼 They don’t have any correlation with each other at all, it’s just me I get the two mixed up lol lol. Can you imagine if I’d of come back to...
I DREAM OF AN AUTISM FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

I DREAM OF AN AUTISM FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

I love eating; even more, I love cooking. And I love the fact that I get to work in the autism field. And I love miniature things. I am also a serial fantasiser – you know, for ever thinking up ‘what if…’ scenarios; the other day I was fantasising about how I could combine some of my special interests – i.e. cooking, autism, and miniatures, and came up with the idea of a new Blog post… I know that there are plenty of individuals and families for whom eating out is either not an option, or is such an industrial sized planning operation that it hardly seems worth it in the end; plus all the variables that can’t be controlled, such as: the sudden appearance of a baby crying; a plate breaking in the kitchen; bread being offered all piled up in a basket and not set out separately without touching; food being served on a texturally inappropriate surface (were humans ever meant to eat off slate?); the waitress wearing the ‘wrong’ perfume; the two clocks on display showing different times; the electric socket switch being turned on despite there being nothing plugged in; the noise of the air-con being painful; background ‘chatter’ becoming overwhelming; people scraping their chairs on the floor when they get up or sit down; being greeted by an unanswerable question such as ‘so how does tonight find you?’ not being able to sit tucked away in the corner; grammatical errors on the ‘specials’ board (what makes the meals on the board so special anyway?); the ketchup in the Heinz bottle clearly not the correct...
AKO Autism Expo returns in 2017!!

AKO Autism Expo returns in 2017!!

After a hugely successful first year, AKO Autism Expo returns on the 11th March 2017. Brunel University turned out to be a great venue, so we’re back again with outstanding speakers, fabulous exhibitors, art exhibition and our very popular clinics.   Sadly last year we had a few issues with our food court……Not in 2017. We have a lot of surprises in store. Get your tickets today by clicking on this link.   If you have any questions, please give me a call or send me a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Looking forward to seeing you there xx   Tally AKO Expo Event Manager...