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Emma's Blog Winter 2018

Emma Stanley

I have not put pen to paper for quite some time! I haven’t forgotten about you all, just took a little break.

Where do I start! Well since I last posted I have been away to Newcastle with my staff. We took the train down and booked into Jury's Inn, just close by to station. Breakfast stop was always at Greg's. It goes without saying, my holiday was spent shopping and eating (snuck a few half pint Shandy’s in 'hush'). It was just the holiday I needed to recharge my batteries.

Rod Stewart Tribute was a great night, boy could he sing. My staff of a different generation was introduced to Rod Stewart, they actually thought the songs were ok!

The Blue Central Film Group sadly came to the end. However it opened a few doors for us. The group was invited along to attend Scottish Autism 50th Conference in Glasgow. We travelled over by bus, when we got on the bus we saw a very familiar face to Blue Central catching forty winks. My lips are sealed, I will not be revealing their identity. It was raining, how would I say it 'autistic cats and dogs’ on our arrival to Glasgow. We were absolutely drenched. It was worth getting soaked because I met a Princess! Princess Marie of Denmark was a special guest and our Film Group had our photograph taken alongside her. I felt fabulous standing close to royalty, definitely one lucky lady.

The Film Group were then invited along to a evening reception at Scottish Parliament. We were all presented with a framed photo of us posing with the Princess. This now takes pride of place on my mantel.

I feel like I have been socialising loads of late. The Tartan Army organised a fundraising event at my favourite local 'Elizabethan' and invited all from Scottish Autism in my area along. They have chosen us as their nominated charity to fundraise for. I am so grateful to all who take time out their busy life’s to raise money for a cause close to my heart. The evening was fun and I caught up with lots of my peers and staff that I haven’t seen for ages.

I have made a start to my ASDAN course and picked Independent living to work on. I am making Christmas dinner for my Mum.

I really cannot believe that the Festive Season is upon us. I would like to thank everyone for reading my blog and wish you all a very Happy 2019.

Until next it’s a 'Ho Ho Ho' from me.