Representation of neurodiverse young people is so important; books like these hold up not only a mirror, but also a window in which we can all get a glimpse of what it is like to experience the world differently. Continue reading Using “A Kind of Spark” to connect with students
My students were all born this side of the year 2000, so it is highly likely that will be unfamiliar with this video until I show it to them. Continue reading “Stay” by Shakespears Sister and how I’m using it in my teaching
A precious glimpse into the life and mind of one of our most gifted writers. Continue reading This week I’m reading: On Writing by Stephen King
I wonder which posts from My Mashed Up Life have been the most popular this week? Let’s delve into the archives to find out! Continue reading Weekly Review: this week’s most viewed posts
After five months of working from home, I finally returned to my workplace today! Continue reading Back to Life (back to reality)
In truth, parish council meetings are neither as dramatic as Handforth nor as funny as Dibley. Continue reading Planning applications, politics and poo: my six years as a Parish Councilor
A quick summary of the past thirty years of my life – yes, really! Continue reading Funny How Time Flies… what have you been doing for the last 30 years?
I yanked on that metaphorical parachute and gracefully glided down to earth, rather than crashing and burning as I otherwise would surely have done. Continue reading In 2019 I was a tearful wreck… and then 2020 happened