Autism Awareness Month: A Mother’s Reflection

Fiona Mylchreest reflects on what she’d really love for Mother’s Day next year during World Autism Awareness Month. Mothering Sunday is one of those weird things that I don’t really approve of but it’s still rather nice. It’s horribly commercial, but I love the cards my children make at school and the soggy bunches of … More Autism Awareness Month: A Mother’s Reflection

Your Mother May Know Best After All –  spotting the early signs of Autism in children

This April marks World Autism Awareness Month and so today we are taking a moment to think about this lifelong condition that affects 1 in 100 British people. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), commonly known only as Autism, is a condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. People with Autism may behave and learn in ways … More Your Mother May Know Best After All –  spotting the early signs of Autism in children

When I grow up, I want to be… – by Dr Alice Varley

This week marks British Science Week, during which we acknowledge the contributions of those who dedicate their lives to science,  whilst last week saw the celebration of International Women’s Day. Women’s accomplishments, particularly in science, can often be forgotten from our History books, so today I would like to share with you one female scientist’s … More When I grow up, I want to be… – by Dr Alice Varley

Pancake Day and the 40 Days of Prematurity – by Fiona Mylchreest

It’s Pancake Day!  This is a church tradition to use up all the rich ingredients before Lent.  These luxuries – eggs and oil and dairy – seem to us relatively healthy; nowadays the forty-day Lenten sacrifice is usually coffee, chocolate or alcohol. It’s a bit like pregnancy; 40 weeks of moderation, maybe giving up something … More Pancake Day and the 40 Days of Prematurity – by Fiona Mylchreest