Just when you thought 2020 couldn't get any worse, BOOM! Lockdown 2.0, and Sean Connery taken from us (RIP Sir Sean). What a bloody crackers year this has become. Since our last update, we've had a fair few developments in old Family Riley. The first being that T has now started his new Secondary School! … Continue reading Ding Ding! Round 2020
We sacked off home schooling today. Sorry to T’s teachers who will read this 😬 The day started well. Bit of Maths Factor (thank you Carol Vorderman you absolute Goddess and maths legend) and T completed a new topic. But, he then stood up and had a nasty fall in his room... which resulted in … Continue reading Carol Vorderman is my hero, but a fall can derail your day.
Happy September 25th! Today is International Ataxia Awareness Day - aka the PERFECT day for a new blog post! As you will remember, if you read my previous blog post, I - the Walrus - was waiting for the impending (LATE) arrival of Baby Riley. And, if you follow our social media pages on Facebook … Continue reading Disordered Not Drunk
Well I am currently sat in the most cross-seasonal outfit ever (autumn dress with summer sandals for anyone interested), and realised that its been quite a while since our last update. So I thought I would remedy that. We've had a relatively quiet summer holidays so far - the impending arrival of mini Riley (who … Continue reading What do you follow – the heart or the head?
Well. This week has been one of high emotion for young Mr T. On Monday we went for a wheelchair review, as the old Mean Machine is now almost contorting his newly elongated frame (seriously, he looks like Mr Fantastic from the Fantastic 4 nowadays - he's SO TALL). He has a slight curvature of … Continue reading A wheelie emotional farewell…
Its been a busy couple of months in the Riley household! I've had my show on at school which means that between growing this teeny tiny human in my uterus, rehearsing at school and snuggling my family, I've basically just slept for the remainder of the time... hence the lack of posts! However, I am … Continue reading Funding, Q-Shaggys, T Obama and… Penguins.
Yep. 2019 is gonna be busy year for us! 3 are becoming 4. SURPRISE! We are very excited... now that we have overcome the shock. We have always been very honest about our journey; the good, the bad, and the ugly (crying). So we thought we would share our little snippet of news and shed … Continue reading A Christmas Miracle.
Happy New Year! Apologies for the lack of updates, we spent the Christmas period cocooned in our little family unit and then have since been trying to get back into the swing of things... and trying to fit into our clothes following a few too many Christmas carbs... Mr T is doing well. He was … Continue reading 2019, Fundraising and Marvin the Monitor
We had quite a busy Saturday planned yesterday: swimming, hair cut for T (as he looks like Wurzel Gumage), parcel pick ups, visit to Great-Grandma and finishing with a family take-away and the Strictly Final (natch). T had his swimming lesson as normal. His wonderful teacher checked how his week and general well-being was, as … Continue reading ‘Un-Super Saturday’
This week I had a meeting at T's school to review his school support plan. It was quite a large meeting: myself, Miss E - the lovely school SENCO, an Assistant SENCO (who was equally lovely but I have forgotten her name... if you are reading this I apologise. You really are wonderful, but I … Continue reading Hopes, dreams and wheelies.