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  • Posts

    • Hazel, I can't believe your boys are so big. What maturity your older son has shown in getting tested. You must have a lot of good experience to help him cope.
    • Oh, I should also add that my sister is expecting her third baby. That's pretty awesome news!
    • Found it - thanks Viccie!   We all know that Robert Galbraith is really J K Rowling and I am a bit late to this book series. I was intrigued for a long time about these book so I thought I would dive in. A model falls to her death and her brother (she was adopted) hires Cormoran Strike, ex-Army, ex-happy, ex-housed,  to investigate because he knew the brother in an earlier life. Cormoran also hires his last assistant for the job, as money is running out and he can never get an assistant that suits. A temp, Robin, comes into his life and makes it a little better for now.   The plot, for me, was ok. A little cliched with 2D characters; model, rapper, fashion designer - just worlds that hold no interest for me and I wasn't that fussed about the murder. But, the setting up of Strike and Robin as a crime-fighting duo was really interesting. Strike is a fascinating character and one I'd like to read more about. And Robin, efficient, compassionate and ambitious, was a great character too. I love them together and I hope they get some more gruesome and interesting crimes to solve.
    • Thanks momac and meg. Eldest is 16, he will be 17 in May. They have told us that he is very high-functioning, very clever but he has the social aspects and is very insular. These things we kind of knew. The surprise came with his sensory issues - clothing and noise seems to be an issue, though we have a very quiet house and life so that seemed to have suited him all these years. We live our lives small and very contained and that has definitely suited him. Though I suspected, I would never had him tested as I didn't much see the point as he copes very well and his intelligence blurs everything else, but no, he asked and we were very supportive. I think as he became more aware he realised that he was different to his friends. It is an adventure meg!   I keep telling hubby that no two kids on the spectrum are the same, that if you've met one kid with autism/aspergers then you've met one kid with autism/aspergers. Thankfully through my work I have a lot of experience and can help hubby understand - but that said, when it's your own, it's a different ballgame.
    • Found a copy of The Woman in Black on the church bookstall this morning - so will be re-reading it to see what I missed last time.
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