BLACKOUT (sort of)

So today there was a major power cut, that cut loads of places in Merseyside off. Sadly we were one of the places affected. It was that bad that you couldn’t even get phone signal. Thankfully it only lasted for just over an hour, but me and my sister were worried because we were home alone and we couldn’t find out any information since the whole area had been cut off and we couldn’t contact anyone who was far enough away to have power.  It was so scary being so isolated everywhere was shut and everyone was indoors. When you tried to use your phone it made some weird noise, I honestly started panicing thinking it was  an alien invasion. (I really need to stop listening to Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds in the car). I’m just grateful it was during a summer day as it meant we didn’t need to worry about the lights, because if we did I’m pretty sure me and my sister would have burnt the house down. 

It was really wierd to see how much society depends on electricity. We couldn’t use anything that was power by electricity unless it was powered by batteries (which is not much). We had to go searching through the loft for a board game and the only thing we could find was chess. Shops were all shut. It was scary to see how we are to reliant on electricity now considering what it was like 150 years ago.

I later found out that it was caused by a fault in two seperate power lines. It affected the areas withe the following postcodes: L12, L13, L14, L16, L27, L28, L34, L35 and L36.  Over 10,000 homes had no power apparently.

Anyway if there’s one thing I have learnt is to always keep reading materials in the house (that I haven’t read). Keep board games and full decks of cards in easy reach.

Oh and I also learnt I can make letters using a stapler. 🙂

Messed up

In the county I live in there is only one youth club for young adults with autism. In 2011 the population was 1,381,200 and statistics show that 1 in 100 people have an autsitic spectrum disorder. So one youth club for all them people does not make sense. Especailly when you find out the local government give the club no funding and it relies soley on charitable donations.

I have been going to this club for three years now and it has changed my life. I would not be the person I am today if it was not for the club.

But sadly in August the club is shutting because of lack of funding. There is no other one to go to. Me (and others) have tried going to youth clubs for anyone and ones just for people with disabilities, but both types I hated I felt unwanted and there and was picked on in the general youth club. So this one for people with Aspergers is so vital.

Do you know why the government refuse to fund it? Because it only helps people with autism or aspergers. Autism is a socail disability, people have problems communicating. That’s why they need that extra help to communicate with the other clubs don’t do.

There is a general youth club just down the road from us, they have gyms a brand new multi-sports facility and sound proof rooms full of music equipment (even though we are in a recession) Continue reading

I need your help

So I’ve decided to tick something off my bucket list. I’m going to be taking part in the Race For Life for Cancer Research UK.

I will be racing in Sefton Park on the 7th July 2013.

I will be running in memory of my Nanna Eileen and Nannie Rosie both passed away from lung cancer.
eileen and rosie

Please help me raise money, to help beat cancer. You can donate by clicking below. Remember that every peeny counts so please donate to help us beat cancer.

http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/abbiemcdonough

Wimbledon

So today’s the start of Wimbledon, I don’t tend to watch it much just the odd few matches. But if there’s an important gamed (like the men’s final with Andy Murray in) then I will. I understand the scoring in tennis just not all that set stuff. Another reason I like it is it makes me feel proud to be British (I know I’m a bit patriotic). 

But Wimbledon is not the only game I’ll watch that I don’t understand fully. I also watched the rugby on Saturday. I didn’t understand what was going on but I was more focused on men in tight clothes. I did click on that we were the lions and the Australian’s were the wallabies. I also really got into the game cheering and shouting at the ref. I took it that when the fans in the stadium were cheering then it was bad for us because they were Australian. And that when the commentators were happy it was good for us because they British and Irish.

The sport that I love has to be football. I love sitting down watching a game and shouting at the ref. And cheering on Everton (the best team in the world). I love going out with my dad to go and watch England playing in the World Cup (btw the last one we shouldn’t have lost because them goals were not over the line) even though most of them end up with us losing.

I’ve got to say I also love the Olympics. Sadly I never got to go to London to say any of it. But I do remember being sat in the living room with the family watching super Saturday. Now I’m looking forward to see the Olympics in Brazil.

A Secret Project

So today I’m starting to do a secret little project. it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while no so I decided there is no time like the present so I’m starting it today.

I am not going to tell you what it is until the finished product. So you will have to keep your eyes peeled if you want to see what my secret idea is 🙂

5 things I wish you knew

When I was 14 I was told I had Aspergers a form of Autsim, since they people make assumptions and judge you. This is the 5 things I wish people knew about Autism and Aspergers

1) You can’t see it, just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not their.

2) I’m not a robot. Just because I’ve got autism doesn’t mean I don’t have emotions. I get said, I love, I get happy.

3) I’m not broken I don’t need to be fixed.

4) Autism or Aspergers doesn’t define me. I have autism but autism doesn’t have me.

5) Individuals with autism are individuals, just because we have autism doesn’t mean where all the same.

Doctor Who & Titanic

I’ve always watched Doctor Who. I’ve seen every episode from episode numero umero to barmy Eleven, the Ponds/Williams/Songs and the mystery of Clara Oswin Oswald. I was devastated when I heard Matt Smith was leaving, especially Fish Fingers and Custard. But I’ll always remember that bow ties are cool and so are fezes. But I know Matt Smith will always remain a big british icon because of his role as the eleventh doctor. I’m made up to see Matt Smith putting his fame to amazing use by raising awareness for Autism and Aspergers XD Matt Smith is auctioning a tea date with him for autism charities in the UK.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/409217/Matt-Smith-auctioning-tea-date-for-autism-charities

My specialist subject is Titanic (People with Aspergers tend to be obsessive over 1 subject which I’ve lovingly nicknamed my specialist subject). And one of my favourite films is the James Cameron 1997 one. It has me sobbing most the way through and I love seeing Leonardo DiCaprio. I love both his and Kate Winslets performances are amazing. And both of them are mega movie stars all over the globe. Like Matt Kate used her fame to promote a good cause. She researched, created a documentary and a charity for autism. With the motto being ‘Honouring Intelligence’.

http://www.goldenhatfoundation.org/

I’m so thrilled to see two of my favourite starts raising awareness and money for people with Autism and Aspergers.