My Life Through SpectreSpecs: Hyperlexic or not?

This is intended to be the first in a series of posts in which I look back onto my childhood and youth with the possibility in mind that I might have been on the spectrum all along. Of course, for the longest time that never occurred to me. But now I might see things in... 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 →

The Undeserving Autistic

One big obstacle on my way to a self-diagnosis is the thought that it would be very difficult for me to get an official diagnosis if I tried for one. Of course, self-diagnosis is valid – I firmly believe that, for others and for myself. However, there is the nagging question: if no one else... Continue Reading →

Only connect

Recently Laina posted about her Jukebox App which is firmly installed in her brain. I, too, have a Jukebox App. Sadly, I have very little control over it. Something is playing most of the time, but not because I have requested it. It gets triggered by something I read, or something I hear. Sometimes the connection... Continue Reading →

The Autistic PM

No, I am not talking about Mr Cameron or Mrs May or Mr Trudeau, nor am I talking about Gladstone or Churchill. I am not very fond of the game of armchair diagnosis of historical figures or living famous people. You will only ever get a glimpse of these people so you have no proper... Continue Reading →

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