Few days away

So, I’ve been on work expeirence since monday. There have been a few highs and lows. I wanted to write about it tomorrow because that’s when I finish. But tomorrow I’m going camping for the weekend XD

That means three days in a field with my family in a field, so we’ll probably end up killing each other. But also were going so close to the border that we’ll pick up phone networks from a foreign country meaning our phones won’t work. So that also means I won’t be on here at all over the weekend. 

Anyway I hope you all have a good weekend!

The WordPress Family Award



The other day I was looking at comments I hadn’t approved yet and I see one off Anna (http://annarosemeeds.wordpress.com/). Anna is a lovely person who’s been kind to me. I was then shocked to see she hadn’t nominated me for an award. I felt so honoured to be nominated and I’m so thankful Anna thought I was worthy enough to nominate.

ow, just so you know  what The WordPress Family Award is all about, here is a word from Shaun, the creator of this award:

‘This is an award for everyone who is part of the “WordPress Family” I started this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award.  Thank you Shaun @ http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

NOW THE FUN  (and the work) starts, the rules are as follows:

1. Display the award logo on your blog  (see above).
2. Link back to the person who nominated you (also see above!)
3. Nominate 10 others who have positively impacted your WordPress experience.
4. Don’t forget to let your WordPress family members know of your nomination.
5. That’s it!  Just pick 10 people that have accepted you as a friend, and spread the love!

So here are all of my nominations (in alphabetical order) for The WordPress Family Award:

  1. http://aspiestory.wordpress.com/
  2. http://auntysocial.wordpress.com/
  3. http://autisticandproud.wordpress.com/
  4. http://clockworkminds.wordpress.com/
  5. http://musingsofanaspie.com/
  6. http://myaspiefiles.com/
  7. http://nrgallowaymiller24.wordpress.com/
  8. http://ourworldandautism.wordpress.com/
  9. http://pinoyaspie.wordpress.com/
  10. http://tallyaspiedad.com/

I did it!


(Clockwise from right:me, banner made by my family, the message stuck to my back.)

So today I did the race for life. I managed to raise my target of £50. Doing a run or marathon has always been on my bucket list so tonight I get to cross it off. I’m so proud of myself!

It was hard, it was the hottest day of the year so far and the course was hilly. But then all the people there were so supportive. And there was always people cheering from the sidelines.

There were over 4000 women and children there today doing there bit to kick cancer’s butt. I’m defiantly going to do it next year but this time I’ve going to try to get a group together, I’ve already got my sister recruited.

All my family and friends said I’ve done them proud so that’s also made me happy. I just hope I made Nanna Eileen and Nannie Rosie proud!

One final push…

So tomorrow I’m taking part a race for life. For those who don’t know the race for life is a women only marathon set by cancer research UK. All money raised goes towards raising money for the over 200 types of Cancer. This means that I’ve got 1 day to get sponsor money and 1 day left to prepare.

I just went checking on the BBC to see what the weather will be like in the area tomorrow. On  the plus side my family can get a sun tan while watching me. On the downside I’ve got to run in what is unbelievably warm weather for us.Image

I’m doing the race in memory of two of my great nans who I had the pleasure of meeting but both died from cancer.


So far I’ve raised £40, just £10 of my target. For £50 Cancer research can buy 22 specail thermometers vital for cancer fight experiments. Cancer Research UK can also buy 1500 slides to examine tumor samples. http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/abbiemcdonough

I’ll update tomorrow on how it went and I’ll post pictures.



Get Out of Jail Free Card

So the school have gave me a ‘get out of jail free card’, this basicly means I only have to show my teacher this and they immediatly excuse me from my lesson. It means no more explaining and no more big fuss when I have to leave a lesson because I’m struggling to cope.

They also designated a small room off the chapel just for me to go in and calm down in. It has a small desk in so I can also carry on with some walk. Another plus is that because of it’s location it’s very quiet so I won’t be disturbed nor will I run into the chance of people seeing me there. Also my faith is a big part of my life and I find comfort in it so maybe it might help considering it’s part of the chapel.

I’ve not had a chance to use my card yet but I think that it’s a good idea. So I thought maybe share it as it may help others who for one reason or another sometimes struggle being in classroom of people. I hope this helps 🙂

Who Can I Trust?

So I have a hard time talking to people about my problems in hope of finding a solution and I’m also very reluctant to open up to people. Because of this there have only been two people who I’ve trusted to discuss my problems with. One was a doctor I had in CAMHS (a mental health service for children and teens). Although I’ve seen four different specialists there I’ve only felt I could really open up to one. He was the one who always went above and beyond for me and always listened to my concerns. The other three all literally tried to get me off their books as soon as possible (even my parents thought it too). Now that doctor has moved away and I’m no longer treated by CAMHS (or anyone). The other person was my mum. I know it sounds mean but I’m not able to talk to my dad for a few reasons. First of all were like minded, so we can never come up with other solutions. He is also a bloke so he doesn’t understand the relationships between girls. Another reason is he get’s stressed out very easily, then I get stressed out with him till we have an argument.

But the other day I had an incident with some girls in school and because I was having a low day I was easily upset. So I rang my mum and spoke to her for awhile. She then thought that since I had no more lessons it was best for me to come home early. But now my mum has got some big campaign and wants meetings with my year head. I’ve had various meetings with many different people in the school including the head teacher. But none of it’s worked. I’ve told my mum I don’t want to go but she says if I do then I must be making it up. So now I’m stuck between a rock and hard place.

All this has made me feel like the only person I could talk to, my mum, is gone. Because if talk to her that it doesn’t matter what I want she’s going to make do what she thinks is best.