First observed in 2008, a having been declared by UN General Assembly in 2007, World Autism Day is on 2nd April each year. In 2021, World Autism Week will be 29th March to 4th April. You can find further information and ways to get involved here.
I wrote 'My Angel' around 2003 for my eldest son. 18 years later, I wrote an updated version in honour of his 21st birthday.
I think it is fair to say that the Covid pandemic has affected everyone in some way. Some of us have had to change the way we work. For some, the changes have been insignificant while, for others, they have been devastating.
Catholic Saints Feast Days - October
This is the third in the series of Catholic Saints Feast Days. See September Feast Days here and August here. 1st October Saint Therese of Lisieux
Lockdown Crafts - The Sequel
Following on from 'Lockdown Crafts', I wanted to share some other things that I have been doing. Looking back on that, I have done something completely different. There have been no further woodwork projects or sewing projects. There have, however, been a couple of knitting projects.
Working, furloughed, out of work, home from school. We are all in different situations as a worldwide pandemic continues to impact our lives. While I am lucky enough to be able to work from home, I have also found time to get on with hobbies. Interested in many things - from arts to adventure - I do have a tendency to procrastinate. I will start something without finishing. I will decide that I want to practice another hobby when I have several unfinished projects awaiting completion.
Better Days to Come
When thinking of all the things I plan to do when it is possible to do them, there are so many choices. I already have a bucket list, which seems to get longer as I add two things each time I tick off one. My family and I have so many ideas from a meal at our favourite pub to holidays to helicopter rides. I've thought about how nice it would be to revisit the warm, sandy beaches and clear blue water of Mallorca but, just as much, I would love to enjoy some of our more local spots again.
Beltane in the Time of COVID
Introduction Beltane is a pagan celebration, on of the eight sabbats on the Wheel of the Year. Celebrations often revolve around fires - Beltane means 'bright fire' or 'fire of Bel'. Bel, or Belanus, is a widely-worshipped god of Celtic tradition.