Summer…you’re standing in it!

It’s summer! Oh boy is it summer!

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A snapshot of the weekend. (conversion for our fahrenheit friends is 45 = 113, 32 = 89). Lucky we don’t live in Birdsville!!

There’s two more weeks of school and then…holidays for 6 weeks. So I’m trying to plan, to make sure we all stay relatively sane (especially me). I’m booking L in for some vacation care, mostly as a way of easing him out of the school routine and then easing him back into it prior to school starting. So I get a week of grace in between school finishing and Christmas and a week of space before he heads back to school.

It’s a specialised vacation care for kids with special needs and best of all – they run it at L’s school. So there will be many aspects of the day will be familiar to him. I’ve only used this service for a couple of days in the middle of the year but I was impressed with their carer to child ratio, the relationships these carers were able to build with my little boy in that short time and his happiness levels in going along to this program. Fingers crossed that will continue.

I’ve got a couple of goals for the holidays. One is to get some good down time for me. The other well…

I’ve been really inspired my a UK blogger whose autistic son Alfie participates in a surfing program. Firstly, kudos for going surfing in the cold old waters off the English shores – brrrrrr! Secondly, amazing!!! Thirdly, this is a great blog so click through and have a look at this great kid who is doing amazing things.

Coincidentally, I happened to see this great poster. I was initially pulled up by the fantastic wood cut style graphic and then I saw what they were promoting…

wish we lived closer...

wish we lived closer…

Then, another blogging friend at It’s a Wunderful Life sent through this link for the Surfers Healing non-profit who provide surfing therapy for kids with autism.

Are you sensing a theme here?

Rainbow Beach....ahhh! (credit: Paul Thomas)

Rainbow Beach….ahhh! (credit: Paul Thomas)

So, I’m going to try to see if I can make some connections for our trip up to the beautiful Rainbow Beach after Christmas. Hopefully, I’ll see if my darling boy L can get his grommit on and hit the waves.

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5 thoughts on “Summer…you’re standing in it!

    • We could have done with some snow today! It was so hot! The roads were almost empty. Its almost 11pm now and still 28 degrees Celsius. That beach is Rainbow Beach – just stunning. It’s right at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. Can’t wait to get up there after Christmas. My three boys just love it there.

  1. woah that’s hot… it’s even 37 down here near Melbourne today… which is a little scary for the summer to come! Mind you it was 16 and raining last Tuesday! LOL
    And oooh a surfing holiday! SO COOL!

    • Yep it’s hot up this way at the moment. I’m sure you guys will get your share! I have been able to get in touch with an organisation who does the surfability program. They aren’t at our holiday destination, and they aren’t close to home either but I sooooo want my boy to try this out as I think he would love it. Thanks for the visit & comment.

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