It finally happened. I realised I have a terrible addiction. My laptop has died and I feel like part of me has been removed.
Blogging for me is quite old school, I write long hand in a real book with real paper and pen. I settle down with my beautiful laptop and type and edit and fidget. I also do my paid work on it, and all our family admin too. I am not very good at typing on the tiny screen of my phone.
Yet here I am. A SEND bloggers group I am part of is doing a 30 day blogging challenge, and I want in!
It will be short, it may be pointless, it absolutely will be typed very slowly with one finger and wearing my bifocals .
Why is the blog called The Wrong Kind Of Snow? If you’ve been a regular reader you will know.
I love names,and slogans and brands. I’d considered “Home thoughts from a Broad”(already taken unfortunately) I toyed with “Adventures in..” and having several blogs Adventures in Vintage/Antique/Parenting/Disability/Autism but realised that might be too ambitious. As one of the big supermarkets recently started using this, I’m glad I ditched this although I did wonder if I’d missed my calling and should be working in marketing.
Reflecting on Pearl’s lack of diagnosis and the catch all term that is Global Developmental Delay I thought of explanations given by British Rail for journey disruption.I did consider “Leaves on the Line and other reasons for delay ‘ but it was overlong and didn’t stick.
One winter the rail companies exceeded themselves by blaming the wrong kind of snow on delays and disruptions.Perfect ! Snow has a quality of stillness, nostalgia, longing and rarity that appealed. I wanted to capture some of these feelings in the blog.
The desperate excitement and longing to get out into the snow, quickly replaced by the desire to be anywhere else, once the reality sets in seemed particularly apt.
Two months into the blog and nine and a half years into the life of a small person, a diagnosis arrived in the post.
“One Girl’s Journey with a Novo Mutation on GNAO1” ?!?
The Wrong Kind Of Snow it remains!
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