Is Rome Racist?

I honestly don’t know how to answer this question, but during our recent trip, the signs were there. A lot of my friends have visited Italy and had a great time, a few of my friends are Italian and I have been welcomed into their homes like a long lost family member at mealtimes. I…

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Naples with kids

Italy had been on my wish list for years, so when I had the opportunity to spend a week in the country of my dreams on a limited budget (£500 total, excluding food) I couldn’t wait! This blog covers our general costs and itinerary. Flights and accommodation took a large proportion of our budget, I…

SEN Travel: Step Five

It’s the last blog in the SEN Travel series! We have covered travel toolkits, travel schemes, local/international travel, and of course other people. Now, the steps I’ve mentioned in my blogs don’t need to be followed in any particular order, it’s just the way I do things but what works for my family, may not…

SEN Travel: Step Four

I want you to imagine the following scenario: You followed all the steps in the SEN Travel blog series; you picked up the hidden disability lanyard from the assistance desk at the airport, you’d prepared the social story weeks in advance and had all the sensory/distraction activities and snacks packed into your rucksack. You get…

SEN Travel: Step Three

Steps 1 and 2 covered international travel; identifying airport assistance schemes and creating you travel ‘toolkit’. Not everybody is able to travel abroad so Step 3 will cover travelling within your country. Steps 1 and 2 still apply but you won’t be as restricted with your toolkit as you are when travelling by plane. Here…

SEN Travel: Step Two

This blog is all about creating your TRAVEL TOOLKIT. You probably already have a toolkit you use on a daily basis, because W has both ASD and DCD (a neurodisability that affects coordination) my daily toolkit usually involves: a motor skills activity a play skills activity a sensory activity visual timetable social story (for new…

SEN Travel: Step One

I’ve dedicated a blog series to answering any questions surrounding SEN and single parent travel. #autism #singleparent #travel #sen #asd #singleparentravel #sentravel #blogseries

Activity Idea: Moroccan Tiles

There’s nothing we love more, when walking through the medina, than popping our heads through unassuming doorways to peek at the beautiful riads hidden behind them. The highlight has to be the detailed Moroccan mosaic tilework, known as zellige. The boys love seeing the different coloured patterns of the zellige and asked me to create…

LL Shorts: Education in Morocco

We’ve had an interesting experience trying to find the right school for our family here in Marrakech. If you’re thinking of sending your child to school in Morocco, here are the top 5 things you need to know: What type of school? There is a public education system here but the class sizes are large…