Wearing mask

Making Your Own Mask

Finally, nearly five months after lockdown started, I got round to making myself a re-usable fac… Read More

Second childhood

What activities recall your childhood? Freewheeling downhill on your bicycle, perhaps, with your… Read More

Gardening therapy – episode 6

It’s been raining this week. Not light summer showers that send a sprinkling of raindrops to moi… Read More

Crafting for dementia

My Dad has vascular dementia and about a year ago I began to notice that on days when his anxiet… Read More

Gardening therapy – episode 5

As a family carer, you may not get time, or have the space, to keep an allotment, a veg’ plot or… Read More

Gardening therapy – episode 2

Want to know how you can stop slugs and snails from eating your plants? Well, in this, Alison… Read More

Board Games - Lockdown

Are board games the answer to lockdown boredom?

As well as being an excellent way for family carers to to pass the time with loved ones, board g… Read More

Gardening Therapy

Gardening therapy – beware, here be dragons

Episode 1   Gardening wasn’t a feature of my life when I was younger – I ha… Read More

To do List

A new to-do list!

Several weeks ago, just as lockdown was beginning, I ended up spending a day in Accident & E… Read More

Virtual Cuppa - unpaid family carers

From podcasts to virtual cuppas

Caring for a loved one can be incredibly rewarding. However, as all carers will know, it can be … Read More

Knitting for unpaid carers

Knitting saved my life!

I’ve been a knitter for almost as long as I can remember. I can only have been about four o… Read More

Sensory Needs of Children

Tools for embedding SENCO sensory strategies at home

Following my post on supporting children with sensory processing disorders (such as ADHD, autism… Read More