Aspie Moments #6: Moving

This happened this morning, one of the little moments that almost convince me that I’m actually autistic, because I think a neurotypical person would have reacted in a different way. Anyway, this is what happened: It was a cold night and a cold morning, and everybody was scraping away at their windscreens. My car, however,... Continue Reading →


Spoon Thieves!

I hadn’t heard of Spoon Theory before I started reading blogs by autistic people, but I was quite taken by it. It’s just a neat way of describing something that would otherwise be difficult to convey. And, pictorial thinker that I am, I have in my mind a picture of an actual cutlery drawer with... Continue Reading →

Secret Knowledge

One of the things that make my life difficult and me unhappy is that I don’t trust myself. I have no confidence in my abilities and skills. It seems to me that everyone around me is more competent, more confident, more “put together” and in charge of their lives. That is probably partly an illusion,... Continue Reading →

Announcement: my new blog

Dear readers, I have built an extension to my web space and have opened another blog. I felt it would be nice to have a place where I can sound off about stuff other than autism, stuff that doesn't fit in with this blog but would nevertheless be fun to write about. The new blog... Continue Reading →

Aspie Moments #5: The Event

This weekend was the middle one of three in a row when I have to socialise and “do things” for long periods of time. Last weekend was probably the most stressful. It involved driving 200 miles to an unknown place, meeting up with 15 people, spending all Saturday afternoon and evening with them, staying overnight... Continue Reading →

Aspie Moments 4: Lost For Words

I know that there are many people who don’t speak with their voices, but instead rely on written or screen-based or other methods of communication. I know that there are others who only lose the ability to speak in certain situations and fall back on those other methods at those times. Me, I’m good with... Continue Reading →

Travelling into my comfort zone

(This post serves simply to tell you what I did on my holidays and to sing the praises of my favourite place in the world.) Travelling usually involves going out of my comfort zone. I do it because the payoff makes the investment of stress and anxiety worthwhile. This happened last year when I went... Continue Reading →

Please hold

This is one of those posts where you don't talk about a subject, but just about stuff that's going on in your life. I came back from holiday 2 weeks ago, and I feel like I've never been away. My holiday was very relaxing, I went to a familiar place, so I could get away... Continue Reading →

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