I went to see the amazing Nightwish this week and they were brilliant.
They have a new album and interestingly have been involved in a new film
It's about a composer who has severe dementia and is lost in his childhood and how his daughter tries to reach him. I understand this sense of loss and trying to reach the loved one you are losing. Dementia makes the sufferer's world ever smaller, losing their memories of family, friends, self and disappearing into an ever shrinking place in the past. So I hope I get the chance to see this movie I believe it's important to explore this uncomfortable and scary issue.
I've been reading through as many blogs as I can and I get comfort from the thought that I am not alone. So many of you have your own health issues and Shelly on her blog faces the same challenge with her mother-in-law http://aujourlejour-shelly.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/struggling.html
Being different from the norm and seeing the world different is especially challenging for children. The world is often a bewildering and frightening place if you don't fit in and if you do not understand what is happening around you. I'm always on the look out for resources that I can use with Fern and I am completely in love with Shaun Tan and his wonderfully illustrated and alternative children's stories.
Tales from Outer Suburbia is a collection of quirky stories about odd characters and it's intriguing and provides a way into discussing emotions, relationships and cultural differences.
The Red Tree is not so much a story as an aid to help explore a child's emotions. It's great, if like Fern your child struggles with reading and also for children who are shy and withdrawn. The illustrations need no explanation and the story is simple but full of promise and hope.
It's not all sadness, Fern brings so much joy into my life with her wit and charming ways. I try my best not to swear around her, so I tend to say Jesus Christ when I'm under stress. I get this from my Nan who used to frantically make the sign of the cross and say "Jesus, Mary and Joseph." However Fern has misheard this and she thinks I'm saying "Jesus Crisis," which is too funny! When I was driving her to school we nearly got hit by another car she yelled out "Double Jesus Crisis!" I so want that on a T.Shirt.
Lastly I have some new tings!
These feature Petra's focals http://www.etsy.com/shop//ScorchedEarthonEtsy
This next one has both Petra's components and Steph from http://www.etsy.com/shop//vLaDtHeBaT
This brass collar comes from http://www.etsy.com/shop/CalliopesAttic, I've then etched a design on, aged, drilled holes in and added lashings of beads and treats
Finally ,I can see some of you nodding off ; ) , more earrings
C u all soon xx