Sons, Sand & Sauvignon


The day Hayden took part in Sports Day 10

Whenever a school event comes up, I very often have little expectation on how much Hayden will get involved. Not in a bad way. It is something I started doing after feeling upset every time he struggled to take part in any activity. It is hard to see your child’s […]


Stur liquid water enhancer

Stur Liquid Water Enhancer | Review 3

When I was approached to review the Stur Liquid Water Enhancer I had just decided to stop myself from drinking so many sugary drinks. I have spent the past 6 or 7 years drinking way too much coca cola than is healthy for anyone. Hayden would always take the opportunity […]


9 Years… 4

Wow! 9 Years… 9 Years On this day 9 years ago, James and I decided to officially become boyfriend and girlfriend. 9 Years, 1 Wedding, 3 Children, 10 Holidays, 5 House moves, 1 mortgage & 1 Autism Diagnosis later and here we are. Our past 9 years have been full of highs […]

9 years feat

Starting Reception & Leaving old friends 3

Last week saw Ellis have his first settling in session in reception. Reception!!! My little boy, not even 4, is going to be starting reception. As the head teacher read out the names of each class it was a bittersweet moment. He had some of his little friends in the […]


Spectrum Sunday #29

Welcome to Spectrum Sunday #29. The place to link up any of your ASD related blog posts. I really hope you have had a good couple of weeks! Apologies for the lack of Spectrum Sunday posts over the past couple of weekends. With all the excitement of BML’16, I got […]

Spectrum Sunday #29

Does Hayden have ADHD?

Does Hayden have ADHD? 12

This week saw our follow up appointment after Hayden’s autism diagnosis in November last year. The appointment itself was a little disappointing if I am honest. We were in the consultation room for less than twenty minutes. I didn’t know what I was expecting but something a little more thorough than […]


June in Instagram 23

As part of me adjusting and refreshing the type of content I share on Sons, Sand & Sauvignon. One thing I want to be producing more of are posts that help me remember and reflect on the things we get up to and where life is taking us from week […]

June in Instagram

Exciting News

Exciting News! Changes on the horizon… 34

Well you lovely readers, I have some very exciting news! There are changes on the horizon for Sons, Sand & Sauvignon, and I am thrilled to be finally sharing my plans with you. When I changed my blog last Autumn, I was adamant I wanted to go against the grain of your […]


Hello July. A June round up 1

July the 1st! Wow is all I can say! The halfway point of the year is here! And before long we will be talking back to school, Halloween & Christmas! Let’s hope this next few weeks is full of sunshine before we start looking forward to the Autumn again. Each […]


Blogging writers block: What you need to know 84

Blogging writers block! It will happen to the best of us, and it will come when you least expect it. But how do you cope with it? And more importantly how do you get yourself back out of it? I have had writer’s block twice now, once around 8 months […]


Stressful parts of parenting 6

As I was on the school run last week, wanting to pull my hair out. Not sure whether to wait for my wailing snail behind me or catch up with the three year old version of Usain Bolt. Or whether it was worth strapping my wriggly toddler back into the pushchair for […]


BML16: New friends, fire alarms & a hangover 12

Well BML16 is now well and truly over, and I have just about recovered from what was an epic weekend! I had been looking forward to this weekend since I made the decision to attend after feeling completely out of the loop last year. As I was very new on […]