Tuesday, June 23, 2009

This and That


Things are going along as usual here in the Dock. I am so glad that illness has finally left us. Today the brats went swimming - hence the photoes. Han had a 'subsitute instructor' (who was actually very good) but of course - like a true brat she had to test her out - by trying to steal her cap.

My copy of The Madonna in the Suitcase arived from NZ today and I read it straight away. Huberta Hellendoorn has self published it - so it wasn't cheap or 'easy' to get - lucky I have a Kiwi friend with a bank account over there so I could transfer money that way. Huberta is planning on setting up Paypal at some stage though - and when she does - I could not recommend it highly enough. It is inspring and amazing. Beautifully written. One reveiw described it as a 'love letter' to her daughter Miriam - a now 47 yo with DS. I think it is that and more - it is a powerful yet unsentimental testimony of the mother daughter bond that perhaps all mothers feel - but definitely I as a special needs mama could relate to. A wonderful book.


4 comments:

Blog editor said...

Sounds like something I'd better read .... would you have the time and inclination to write a review for the DS NSW Newsletter (I know you're just looking for extra "stuff" to do!? Jill (info@dsansw.org.au)

Shelley said...

sure - I thought you were on annual leave? I left a message for you today actually - re boring financial matters...

Blog editor said...

I am till next week, but that gives me lots of time to keep up with my Google reader list of blogs, and I'd forget to ask by next week! Loving having a winter break at home, I've made a lovely warm flannel quilt backed with polar fleece this last week - I could get used to this ....

Tommy's mommy said...

Oh my goodness Hannah in a swim cap is too adorable!