I was born and bred in Derby and live as a single parent with my two boys. My eldest son was diagnosed with Autism in 2004 and I since then I have had a passion to support other parents who also have children or know anyone affected by Autism. I volunteer for the National Autistic Society Derby & District Branch and love being able to help families who are going through the trials and tribulations associated with living life with Autism. It can be a struggle, stressful, sometimes amusing but we are all in it together so through my work with the NAS and my posts here on 'Autism Support Saturday' I hope I can relieve some of your stresses and concerns.
I am also a regular member of Rock Choir which I love and is my therapy for life. It's a lot of fun and great to be a part of, something I do for myself.....my 'ME TIME'
I have an intolerance to wheat/gluten so have been on a Gluten Free diet for a while now. It has made a massive improvement as I was feeling quite poorly with a lot of headaches, tiredness, and general stomach problems but since altering my diet it has made a massive improvement. I do however have to remember that I can't stray from it as it does have quite an impact if I do eat the wrong food now. It is a learning curve but something I am getting used to.
So why Make a Brew? Firstly I love tea, I have drank it like a fish since being very young. A brew, whether it be tea, a coffee or a beer is what usually accompanies a great conversation. It may be a sad one, a deep one or a belly laugh moment but we always tend to have a cuppa, sit down relax, read a newspaper, book or have a chat so my blog is basically based around that idea Have a browse and read about my life's little adventures.
I like to think I have a good sense of humour and like to try and make people laugh so this blog is meant to be a positive uplifting place, I know! life is full of ups and downs but I just want to make people happy so that's my aim. I love to write and would like to progress more with my writing in some way. My posts are not going to win any literacy prizes as I tend to stray from the rules of grammar and write how I would talk to you but that' just me and my style.
My blog is a picture daily diary and I've dedicated a day to my interests: **(new changes from April 2017)**
Monday is everything musical, from gigs, favourite tunes & more.... Tuesday is about anything to do with my love of tea. Wednesday - my day for a random thought. Thursday - a day to share my poems. Friday is my experience on a gluten free diet Saturday 'all about Autism' and Sunday is a chat about Television and Film.
**New Changes from 2018** - Whatever Wednesday makes a change to What to Buy Wednesday where I will review a product every week
Anyway that's a bit about me and why I am here.......please get in touch if there is anything that just bugs you about life or you want me to write about, I always appreciate any feedback or ideas for future posts. You can get in touch on my contact page here or any of my social media which is on my home page or at the foot of this page.