Well technically this blog had its one year anniversary on 1st February but due to a mixture of a bad case of “I can’t face that right now” and life getting in the way I’ve had to delay this post. 😕 I can’t believe that it’s been a just over a year since I wrote my first post! It really doesn’t seem possible. I’m so pleased at just how well received this blog has been and that it continues to go from strength to strength. It’s a pleasure to be able to help so many people and long may it continue. 😊 I’ve been reading a few of my first posts and it’s interesting to see just how far I’ve come. I’m a lot more “aware” than I was then and also I’m no longer embarrassed at all by who I am.
If this year goes to plan then PDA awareness will well and truly be placed on the ASD map where it belongs. 💜 I have a lot of exciting things planned for this year including giving many more presentations to both parents and professionals across the country and I’m also delighted to announce that I’ve had my book proposal accepted by Jessica Kingsley Publishers! I will be working with/co writing it with Ruth Fidler and Phil Christie has agreed to write the foreword! I can’t wait to really get stuck into it! I’ve already written a few rough chapters but they really are “rough” and need a lot of work but thankfully Ruth is onboard now to help figure out my ramblings! Lol. Ruth and I have already met up once to discuss chapter ideas etc and we have another meet-up planned in a few months. If the PDA Gods don’t conspire against us the book should be out in the spring of 2017. I know that seems a long way off but it really isn’t when you think about it. Also the wristbands continue to sell well – thank you to everyone who has bought one. If you haven’t managed to get yours yet you can do so HERE
In other news Paul and I have just joined our local Slimming World group. It’s really time that I got myself healthy and in better shape. 😊 We’ve only been going for a week so it’s still early days but I’ve already lost 1.5lb so I’m headed in the right direction at least. 😊
I want to end by saying a big big thank you to each and every one of you who follow this blog and leave comments – without you none of this would be worth doing. Heres to another great year of PDA awareness! 💜