Hi Elin fans and lovely blog readers! Elin has had an uber busy start to her Summer holiday following her 8th birthday celebrations! I considered writing a post today about the price of special needs toys, which I have recently re-discovered are astronomical. I said in my last post Elin had enough birthday money to keep BHS afloat for another 12 months- well it turns out she doesn't, as SEN toys seemingly are priced to drain your funds faster than Sir Phillip Greene will drain 20 years worth of pensions. Anyway, I digress. I think I'll have to save my rant about how extortionate specialised toys are for another day (lucky you!) because we've just been having too nice a time to post a miserable update :-) Let's keep things positive :-) Elin is having a wonderful break so far. She has even been sleeping through the night (that's it- I've jinxed it!). Not always good sitting but not bad on and off and then a miracle day today of fantastic sitting at the Zoo. Hurray! She has been enjoying playing with some new birthday toys that were bought for her, been to visit her Great-Nanny, stroked a horse at Erddig, been to the Disney shop in Chester to look for a treat and been to the Zoo today! Phew!!
I know some of you out there love to know what Elin gets up to in her down-time, so I am hoping to post a series of updates throughout the holidays which will mainly consist of photographs unless I have something very important to say! (who, me?) These will be entitled The Chronicles of Elin so all you lovely Elin supporters can keep up with her adventures. I hope you enjoy them. Here is Part One . I hope all of those of you out there are having an equally nice Summer thus far.
Elin listening to a fab present she received. Speakers filled with water which attach to her favourite MP3 Speaker and play her favourite music through them whilst the jellyfish swim up and down inside and the coloured lights twinkle. Amazing!! Not even from an SEN catalogue. (Yes, that is Tom Jones you hear. Elin absolutely loves him!!)
Elin enjoying a present of a mummy and chick who talk to each other, sing, chirp, share 'food' and can even take a recorded message to tweet back to Elin. Awesome!
Light up tambourine hurray!
Elin and Great -Nanny Audrey
Mummy please buy me a Nemo?!
Having an ice cream by the river in Chester.
At Erddig meeting Claire, the horse! Elin liked it when she puffed air from her giant nostrils all over her!
I love the rain, it splashes on me.......
My Daddy can't go anywhere without a cup of tea so I may as well join him!
PS Thank you so much to the GP who sent me the lovely email (you know who you are :-) I did respond I hope you received it) I am always SO touched to receive feedback about the blog and thoughts from others - any readers wishing to get in touch please feel free to email me anytime. Also anyone wishing to comment on these posts should know that, due to a recent change in my privacy settings, comments added underneath posts will never be published until I have read them first, I don't always choose to publish comments depending how personal they are to the writer. Big love y'all :-) xxxxx