Annual short story: The Magic of Disney.

I have decided to do an annual short story. Each one will be different, and done on the 9th of May. So, here is the first one, I hope you enjoy it!

The Magic  of Disney.

“Please welcome Elizabeth’s family!” Came the warm cry. With a jumpy feeling in my heart, I step into the vast, majestic atrium, and immediately my body is taken over by an extraordinary feeling of magic.Each and every one of the 16 clapping crew members were smiling down at me, a true smile, not one of those fake ones. The dangling lights twinkling and shining , causing little beads of light to bounce off the intricate gold figures carved into the balcony. Rushing over to one of the many portholes, I can see the lapping waves crash up against the side of the boat, only to fall back down again, defeated. I glance at my mum and grandma. Chatting away with the crew as usual. Seeing as they can talk for hours on end, I decide to go and explore by myself.

Deck 9 is my favourite deck, partly because of the ice cream, and partly because of everything else, so I go there first. As I race up the stairs, I admire the little drawings of Disney characters, the constellations of Huey, Dewey and Louie on circular plaques on the wall. Having finally reached deck 9, I can hear happy laughter and excited talking emitting from outside. Stepping out onto the wooden floor of deck 9, the cool breeze whips at my face, and the hot summer sun beats down on me from above. Walking along the deck, I see a girl whizzing down the water slide, drenched to the bone yet beaming with pleasure. Turning my head, I watch an overflowing bucket of water splash down on a young boy hiding from his friend behind a huge figure of Donald Duck. Spotting ice cream, I head over to squirt myself some pineapple and coconut ice cream. Usually when I have ice cream I imagine that I’m on the Disney Magic Cruise, but this time I don’t have to. 
Later that evening, stepping out of the beautiful marble and glass restaurant Lumiers, I see Cinderella gracefully making her way down the corridor. Slipping away from the small crowd in the atrium, I follow her. Admiring her elegance, I think of Disney quotes that would fit the occasion, as I love to do. Many come into my head, fighting each other to be picked, like, ‘If you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true’, or,’all you need is faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust’,but I didn’t think that any of them really suited the occasion. Suddenly Cinderella turns around to face me. She offers me her hand, so I take it, and as we begin to walk, I think of the perfect quote; ‘Think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings.’

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What is normal?

A few weeks ago my best friend asked me a question, and I’ve been thinking about it a lot since. 

The question was, “What is it like to have Aspergers?” 

So, after a lot of thinking, I’ve decided to write a post on it.

I don’t think I’ve ever actually explained what Aspergers is, so I’ll do that now.
Aspergers is a branch of autism, but is no longer a diagnosis given. Aspergers is like a milder version of autism, but they are very similar. People are always born with Aspergers, you can’t get it when you’re older, and though it gets better, it never actually goes, you just get used to it and find ways to solve problems. It affects people in different ways, but often it affects the ability to make friends and communicate, and creates a sensitivity to loud noises. People deal with problems in different ways, so even though it may look like a person is fine, inside they could be feeling stressed, angry or confused, whilst others start shouting or acting in a way that you an tell what they feel like. Often Aspergers is diagnosed in later years, because it is not as noticeable as other conditions, and sometimes people who are not diagnosed can be seen as dim or disobedient because they haven’t been given the help they may need.

So, in reply, I asked her:”What’s it like not to have Aspergers?” 

The thing is, I don’t know what it’s like to have Aspergers, even though I have it. You’re probably thinking that I’ve lost my mind, but I honestly don’t know. I know from things I’ve read that some of what I do and think is down to my Aspergers, but because I was born with Aspergers, I don’t actually know what ‘normal’ is. 

❄️SNOW❄️

I think snow is great, just as long as you have gloves and don’t get turned into a human ice cube!So I decided to write a post on snow, and my absolute favourite things to do when it snows.
10. Just sitting by the fire (if you have one that is) and having hot chocolate. The best and tastiest way to warm you up! TIP: if you can, always use proper hot chocolate instead of powder, because it tastes a lot better! (Or so my mum says, and she’s the queen of hot chocolate!)
9. oh my word!                                          

Think of a word. Go on, think of one. Now think of this word imprinted on the snow. Do you think it looks cool? I think it does, and it’s a fun way of practicing your spelling: Educational and fun!

8. Ice ice baby!

At school we always make our own ice slope; our playground is on a slope, so if we trample down the snow to make it slippy, then run down the first bit, we slide down the rest!
7. explore!

Last year, when I went exploring, I discovered paw prints chasing bird prints!
6. snow angels

This makes you freezing and wet, but it looks pretty when it’s done.
5. doodle, snap, film!

Doodle: Draw a snowy picture.

Snap: take a photo out in the snow.

Film:take a video of things in the snow.(like someone in your family when they don’t realise!)


4. snow creatures

Not just snowmen, you can make snow rabbits and snow lions… Anything you want!


3. snowball fight 

Having a snowball fight is so much fun, it’s a shame that we get banned from throwing snowballs at school… Of course, that doesn’t stop us throwing them!
2. sledge

I absolutely love to sledge, even if there’s no sledge to ride in (no,I’m not going bonkers, it does work, just not as well)you could use plastic boxes or large trays.
1. igloo

The best thing ever to make in the snow. All you need is lots and lots of snow and a plastic box. Fill the box with snow, then put it upsides down. When you lift the box, you have a snow block! It’s just like making sandcastles. Keep on doing this until you have a wall. Then stack the snow blocks on top of each other, the there you have it, an igloo!

😱Fear and stress😰

I admit that I say that lots of things are a problem when you have Aspergers but fear and stress are definitely some of the main problems.They sort of work together; fear creeps up on you,then you’re quite vulnerable to stress, and stress starts to engulf you.  

Stress and fear can be bad for people without Aspergers,but they are normally worse for people with Aspergers. I once ran away at school because stress had taken over me and it was too much for me. I hid in the cloakroom until the teachers found me.(not a good plan!)My mum said that I used to hold on to the fence of my preschool, because I was too scared to go in. Fear had got me.

Fear and stress is hard to Control most of the time, but try these ways and they might help.

* Counting to ten.Lots of people recommend this way.If you find that this way helps, but you’re still a bit stressed or scared, you could try to count to 100. 

* Think of happy things, people who you enjoy being around with, things you like, things you might want to do, anything that will distract you from what’s going on.

* Think of something really funny that has happened, or something that’s going to happen.

* Distract yourself by talking to friends, family or maybe even your pet. I talk to my guinea pig all the time! It may sound weird, but it does help. After all, people do say that a problem shared is a problem halved.

* Lastly,you could make up your own world.I have this sort of dream world, full of all the things I like, all the places I like,and somewhere where no fear or stress is allowed. It’s a paradise, and ideal for when you want to relax.

MOKURU!

Have you ever had a fidget-spinner? Even if you haven’t, you probably know what one is. Well, some people say that a MOKURU is even better than a fidget-spinner. 
To be honest, I can’t find any faults about the MOKURU apart from the fact that it won’t work on all surfaces, whereas with a fidget-spinner you don’t need a table, because you just spin it in your fingers. 
There are loads of tricks to do with a MOKURU, including some flips in the air and landing it on the table!

So, go and get a MOKURU, and see what tricks you come up with!!!

National fudge week!😀

A delicious week! I never knew there was one until now, but I’m glad that there is such thing now that I do. I love fudge, and this week is all about it.

The history of fudge..

This mouth-wateringly tasty treat has been around for a long time, but nobody knows exactly when it was first introduced. However, in 1886, it is known that fudge was sold in a grocery store in Baltimore for 40 cents per pound. 

Fudge is also thought to be an American invention and was actually some caramel that went wrong!
Flavours.

Too many to write! Fudge must be popular if there are all these flavours of it. Here are some popular flavours of fudge:

* Peppermint swirl,

* Butterscotch and peanut,

* Marshmallow,

* Pecan toffee,

* Cranberry,

* Mango,(my favourite!)

* Peanut butter,

* Nutella,

* White chocolate,

* Cookies n’ cream,

* Orange,

And many, many, many, (and a lot more many’s,) more.

FACT: Chocolate flavoured fudge is probably the most popular flavour around.
So, keep calm and eat fudge!

Autistic Pride day.

About Autistic Pride day.
This day was first celebrated in 2005, by Aspies for freedom, and now on the 18th of June each year, people celebrate Autistic pride day all over the world.
Autism.

Around 700,000 people in the UK are somewhere on the autistic spectrum (1 in 100). You are born with it, (although sometimes you can’t tell until much later) and it can’t go away. Autism affects how people communicate and it’s often hard to make friends, or deal with things like change. 
I am proud to be autistic.