On Saturday we had a bad day and Jack left his bag, containing his 3DS and two tins of Pokemon cards on the train. I phoned the stations Sunday and Monday and it hadn’t been found.

Then on Wednesday I had a phone call and it had turned up at Waterloo! So we got ready and headed off to collect it. It seemed a bit of a waste travelling to them come straight home so decided to use Jack’s Merlin pass and go to the Sealife Centre. Jack used to love them when he was in his fish/ocean loving phase and I wondered if he might just get quickly bored. But in fact he seemed to love it and was excitedly reading all the information about the fish and telling me other bits and pieces he already knew. We were really lucky to be in the right place at the right time just before leaving. I stopped to feed Rowan and the sea turtles appeared and were swimming up and down past the viewing window.

After the Sealife we decided to go to the Lego shop in Leicester Square and did end up buying a few bits – a Lego London bus, three custom minifigures and two Batman Lego Movie minifigures. We also had a look in the Nickelodeon shop.


Jack tried karate on Tuesday but was too nervous to join in. He watched for the session and said maybe we’ll go back next week. It seemed like a really nice friendly group too.

Minecraft Academy is going well though I think the level is a bit easy for Jack. Once this course is over I think it will be better to try the higher level.

May pop into soft play tomorrow or Thursday as Jack always enjoys that. Probably won’t be able to go for much longer either with him being tall 😦


We’ve had a bit of a slow start this year but now all set with activities and ideas for new things to try. Next week Jack is going to try karate and is hoping to find a bowling group or club.

We spent yesterday sorting out the dining end of the kitchen, having a good sort out and putting the table together. Hoping it will give Jack a bigger working area and one that Rowan can’t reach. This morning he’s testing it out with Hot Wires and after lunch we are going to do an art project featuring Starry Night.


Burglar alarm


Jackmade Dairy Free Garlic Butter

Jack recently tried and liked garlic bread but £1.50 for a gluten and dairy free bagettue is just crazy! He likes to have garlic butter on his toast though. He has done so great considering a few years ago he would only eat plain foods, sandwiches or peas and sweetcorn mixed together.

This morning I was making butter from some leftover Christmas cream and then made that into garlic butter for the freezer. Jack asked if we could do a dairy free version. I gave him directions and he made a batch himself, all ready for future use.





Today we went to Tesco and Jack chose a selection of food to donate to our local food bank.


He chose all the items, thinking about what he would miss or like if we weren’t able to go shopping and chose what we wanted. It cost just over £12 and he had a basket full.

Future Learn Course

During November Jack has been working on a course run by Future Learn called Explore Animation. He has learnt loads and had a go at several different types of animation. The course have been adding all the students videos to YouTube playlists too.


Jack had his first proper birthday party yesterday. We did a Lego theme and had pass the parcel and a lego cake. He always asks for buffet food and did again this year. I had printed a ‘pin the head on the Lego man’ game but we didn’t get round to playing. He’s still stuck on the door for another day.