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£30 Bike Experiment (aka Trax!)

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In late November we went to Centre Parcs for a small holiday. It was really fun. As normal the bit i enjoyed most was the cycling. I always get a Trike and take great pleasure in playing postman!

When i got home i was thinking about cycling a lot. I enjoy cycling and own two bikes, but it has been rare for me to ride. I cover at most a few hundred miles per year. Its more than nothing, but not anywhere near enough to make any impact on my health.

Inspried by Centre Parks i started thinking about what i could do to making cycling around near home more sustainable. The bike experiment was born

Highlights of 2018

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2018 was a really big year for me. For the last few years I have been recovering from a burnout and operation in 2015. However its a really been the last year where things have started to really come together.

With that in mind, here are some highlights from the last year. Things which have changed or happened which I am grateful for.

RIP Apple Watch. Long live Apple Watch.

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I broke my Apple Watch in Vienna on Thursday and replaced it the next day. This is quick post about why I replaced it, and what features drove the decision to replace it rather than going back to my old first gen watch.

All About 1800 Seconds on Autism.

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I’ve been making a podcast. Here’s a post all about what we made and why we made it.,

Developing a Den.

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Since moving to my new flat about 3 month ago i have been experimenting with how i use my living space.

Most days i spend 20-22 hours in my flat. It’s where i do most of my work and day to day living. This places huge demands on the space to be comfortable, safe and sustainabe

NAS Autism Professionals Conference

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My take on the NAS event I’ll be speaking at in a few months time.

When I charge & what I charge

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A little exploring of when I charge for presentations and what I charge.

Settling in to my new home.

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It feels kind of amazing, but its already been about 6 weeks since i moved into my new home. It’s been a pretty long, but positive transition. In this post i’m going to reflect on what is working well and what will need some future tweaking.

New long term home.

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I’ve not written much in 2018. I have been super busy with other autism projects… but more on that in the near future.

Today, i’d like to share some wonderful new. This afternoon i exchanged contracts on a new flat. I should get the keys sometime tomorrow.

I have a new home!

Greenside Adventure.

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An amazing day with a few unexpected twists.

Defining support types.

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Defining things is a good way to understand them. This post looks at the differences between carer / support worker / babysitter / friend.

Defining concepts for 2018

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2018 has had a bit of a rough start. Some things where muddled, this post is all about how we went about un-muddling them.

What's important to me in 2018

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I’ve had an incredible end too 2017. I started making a BBC podcast, i’ve traveled to Sweden and around the UK for my work and i even managed to start learning too fly a plane.

With 2018 already underway i wanted to do a quick post to explore what’s important to me in 2018.

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