My Sunday photo 29/03/2020

hair pulling autism

Hey readers,
One of my problems due to my depression and autism is that I can pull my hair out. I link it to sensory purposes as sometimes I am so numb that I want to feel something or hurt myself. I have been knowing to pull and yank my hair when I am very distressed. I have ripped out clumps of hair when I am going through a meltdown or when I am really angry because I don't always have the communication skills to express myself. Sometimes, I feel that I need to punish myself because I am not a good parent. I hate myself and worry that I am royally screwing up my children because I have a disability and can not always give the opportunities that other parents can give to their children.
I know it is not the 'normal' way to self-harm that has been popularised over the years. I get so frustrated and hurt myself due to low self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy due to my autism.  I know this is a sad state of affairs but it is true.
I have always struggled with my autism probably because of past responses of parent/carer when I was younger of not being good enough or the adult of my care being in denial and rejecting my diagnosis. Even to this day I still battle with the thoughts frequently.
I have discussed in a vlog before about skin picking but I haven't mentioned hair pulling because I was in a bit of denial. I feel through the autism community is good online in accepting and promoting praise for the disability. I feel that if you were to pipe up and say actually sometimes I don't like being autistic, that you might get abuse and people won't like you. I guess I am not yet that strong to always speak out and be honest about how I am feeling. I think it is something with time and with my confidence in blogging writing it will come out.
Maybe one day I may get so bad that I need to look at treatment to sort out my hair. One way could be a hair transplant. look into hair transplant cost
Cheers for reading X

Eggcellent Instagram Easter captions.

Hey readers,

Eater is on Sunday (12th April 2020) and if you're looking for some words associated with Warter to help bring life to your Instagram photos look no further as  I have an array of different types of fun and sweet Easter based captions. 



Easter quotes. 

* "The earth laughs in flowers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

* "There are always flowers for those who want to see them." - Henri Matisse. 

* "Easter is the only time when it's perfectly safe to put all of your eggs in one basket." - Evan Esar.

* "It is Spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart." - Maria Rilke. 

* "Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life." - Janine Di Giovanni. 

* You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming." - Pablo Neruda.

* "Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life." - S.D. Gordon. 

Cute Eater captions. 

* Follow the bunny, he has the chocolate. 

* Hippy, Hoppity, Easter on its way!

* Here comes Peter Cotton Tail.

* Bunny kisses and Easter wishes.

* I've to go the Easter Bunny on speed dial. 

* Happy Easter! Happy Spring! Happy happy everything!

* Cute chick. 

* Always say yes to chocolate for breakfast. 


If you want something funny. 

* Bunny kisses > puppy kisses.

* Dyed eggs, full hearts, can't lose. 

* I like my eggs full of chocolate. 

* Hope your spending the day with some bunny special. 

* Never underestimate the power of chocolate. 

* I carrot even. 

* I've got the Easter Bunny on speed dial. 

* Don't worry, be hoppy. 

* For Peep's sake!

* Scavenger hunts are eggshausting. 

* Always say yes to chocolate for breakfast.

*How old is too old to participate in an egg hunt? Asking for a friend.

* Thought, I  wouldn't post an Easter pic? Yolk's on you.

* (Cad)bury me in chocolate.

* If anyone asks where all the chocolate went, you never saw me. 

* I was gonna tell you about a joke about Easter egg, but it's not all it's cracked up to be.

* For the Eater lover. 

* All my favourite holidays revolve around chocolate. 

*Ears* hoping you have a happy Easter!

* I've been a good egg this year.  

* Cheesin' because I finally have some Spring in my step. 

* Full bloom. 

* Wishing you all a hoppy Easter. 

* Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.

* So glad I could finally come out of hibernation. 

* No bunny loves you like I do. 

*  Spring is all about new beggings. 

* Hip Hop hooray!

* happy to let Spring do its thing.

Whatever you write about on Instagram or other social media platform I hope you have a lovely Easter. 

Cheers for reading X 

Easter Cornflake cakes Recipe.

Hey readers,

Looking to do something with a young child over the Easter holidays then you need to check out this simple recipe.



Ingredients.


* 50g of butter.

* 100g of milk or dark chocolate.

* 100g cornflakes.

* 3tbsp of golden syrup.

* Mini eggs (for decoration).

*Cupcake cases (my Easter themed ones come from Poundland and they have decorative pictures on a stick that can stick in the cake).

Method.

1. Measure out the ingredients.

2. Melt the butter and chocolate, one at a time in the microwave.


3. In a bowl place the corn flakes, add the golden syrup, chocolate and butter. Mix all together so the cornflakes get all covered in the chocolate mix.


4. Pour the mix into cupcake holders (o got my Easter themed ones from Poundland). Stick the decorative sticks in if you have some.



5. Place a couple of mini eggs in the middle.

6. Place the cakes on a tray and put them in the fridge for a good couple of hours or until set.


7. Voila there you easter cakes.

Enjoy.

Cheers for reading X

11 reasons to like Twitter.

Hey readers,

If you haven't heard of the social media platform Twitter then where have you been?

Twitter has got a lot of bad press recently what with the likes of Trump using it as a medium to communicate to everyone. 

Of course, we can not dismiss the trolls but let's face it there is bad in everything. So, let's have a look at some positives about the popular social media site.




1. It is a great way to connect with like-minded people.

2. I love it when you are watching a live programme on the telly (I know right shocking in this day and age) and jump on Twitter and there is that community of other people watching the same programme. It is a great way to watch something and discuss the programme with others.

3. Hashtags are a great tool to grow your audience, get more people to notice your tweets.

4. You can find out information via news reports or blog posts with specific content via reshared tweets.

5. It is a great way to get your frustrations out with a ranty tweet.

6. You can do all sorts of forms of communication, whether that be a tweet, gif, poll, video.

7. You can find some cracking memes and a good way to kill some time.

8. You can find up to date news coverage.

9. You can follow famous people that you enjoy reading about and their thoughts. 

10. It can be fun with hashtag games and play on words.

11. You don't have to be serious and can just write random tweets if you so wish to.

So let's all praise Twitter and get on tweeting.

Cheers for reading X

my Sunday photo 22/03/2020

Holiday packing tips.

Hey readers,

One thing when it comes to holidaying with a family is remembering that preparation is key. 

It is important to be prepared for all emergencies and planning is essential. 

So here are some of my tips to help with family packing that may be of benefit to you and your family to make a smooth experience.




1. Washbag.

With having a family on holiday, there will be a lot of dirty washing. However, you don't want to mix dirty clothing with clean clothing so a great tip to deal with this situation is to simply pack a spare bag to keep your dirty clothes in.

2. Spare clothes.

We all know young children especially get dirty easily it is a fact of childhood. So it is always a good idea to pack more clothes then necessary. As you do not want to stress about running out of clean clothes in the middle of the week because that is a nightmare believe me and you. Also, don't forget extra pants and socks as well.

3. Packing cube.

Although they are pricey at first they can be a good investment and keep your luggage organised when your away on holiday. The packing cubes come in sets of different square type fabric containers. 

They are great because they save space, you can divide different items into sections and not only clothing.

 Some items are just for travelling so you can keep them stored away in the cubes for a later date. This will save time next time around and you don't have to worry about losing items as they will be safe in the storage compartments. 

Such items that can be left for a later date are batteries, toiletries etc. Also with using cubes for clothing, they make an impromptu pillow if need be. 

4. Roll clothes.

A fab packing hack is to roll your clothes into your suitcases as these reduces space needed. You can pack more stuff into your suitcase which is always a win.

5. Medication. 

I find that it is easy to keep medication close by in your everyday bag or someone where you know it will be such as the inside pocket of the suitcase. 

6. Packing. 

Always best to keep heavy items at the bottom of your suitcase so they don't squish clothes and make them wrinkly because let's face it none has the time for ironing on holiday right?!

7. Outfit. 

To save stress with the travelling and getting used to the new routine one best tip I suggest is packing your first-day outfit at the top of your suitcase. This, therefore, means it is there ready there and waiting for the first day of your holiday. 

8. Washing powder.

A good product to buy for travelling is washing powder for the sink. 

This is brilliant in an emergency where something happens for whatever reason and you want a quick solution to get something clean. 

Well, you can place the item of clothing in the sink and hand wash your clothing. The washing powder stuff comes in a small bottle so handy for travelling with as it doesn't take too much space up.

What are your go-to packing tips that make your life easy? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Cheers for reading X