Aspergers Syndrome and Nutrition

A lot has been written by so-called medical experts about what causes AS and how it can be ‘cured’. All bunk! Any parent of someone with AS knows it can’t be ‘cured’ and can’t be ‘treated’. This is not about that: this piece is about getting someone with AS to eat healthily. Not an easy task! You don't need me to tell you that Aspies are the most pernickety people when it comes to eating – only food the same colour, certain foods are not ‘allowed’ to touch certain other foods etc etc. Getting Aspies to eat healthily is a nightmare. Not any more! Here’s a tried and tested system to allow you to do that. It’s called the NUTRiBULLET, and it’s a food grinder/processor which mashes up raw constituent foods (with water) into a drink.

Asperger's Syndrome and Migraines

I wrote about my son Richard’s Asperger’s Syndrome condition here last year. It was meant to be a light-hearted piece (I hope it was taken this way) about humorous aspects of Asperger’s Syndrome.
Here’s a post about the not-so-funny side of Asperger’s Syndrome. A few months ago Richard’s infrequent migraines began to become frequent, then regular, and then, over time, almost daily – and many of them were severe, necessitating several hours under the bedclothes, in bed with curtains tightly shut.
A visit to the doctor resulted in different pills (as a substitute for Migraleve), which made no difference at all.
I did some research, including consulting a medical colleague, and found that the circumstances above (that is: almost residing in one’s bedroom) can lead to a sunshine deficiency and hence vitamin D deficiency, as described by Dr. Mercola here.
Further research, on the net, showed that migraine sufferers respond positively to the vitamin supplements of D3, B12 and something called l…

Looking for more information about my great uncle - James Osenton

I've just posted a request for more information on this great site

The Estate of my great uncle, James Osenton the gold miner: the story continues...

Arawatabaru, Barima River, Guyana

It seems the entire estate of my great uncle, James Osenton, gold miner extraordinaire, comprised a single share certificate. After Treasury Solicitors' costs the final amount from the government office is...wait for it...a couple of thousand pounds! To be divided among his descendants. Me and my cousins have decided to put the money towards some kind of memorial to James Osenton - he deserved that at least!

Just to take the story further: the dear old BBC, in the form of their Heir Hunters programme, have said that they would like to interview me, which I'm more that happy to do - I might then find out more about James Osenton. In fact I will do more than that: I intend to go out to Guyana, go up the Barima River and try and find out a bit more about my great uncle's gold mine. First hand!

Settlements on the Barima River, Guyana

A gold nugget, found in the Barima River

Nokia Stock Investment return - now's the time to GO!

Well! We all made our money on Microsoft's cute move for Nokia (cute for Nokia that is!) didn't we? Didn't we?  I sold mine yesterday at $6.24 as they began to dip (they're still dipping pre-market this morning, 17 Sept 2013). There's a whole load of Nokia IP now sloshing around the world and why, can anyone tell me, are the biggest number of Google enquiries for "Nokia" coming from Pakistan?

Now the good folks of Finland have bought back their fill of their industrial darling I don't think the stock will be doing anything much anytime soon - although I guess they might drift down for a while.

I've taken a punt with part of my profits and bought, as a good friend of mine terms it, a "minnow". Well, I've bought such a minnow I couldn't even buy it online through my broker, Interactive Investor, I had to buy my minnow through them over the phone!

And this minnow is? I hear you ask. It's that well known hidden gem (deliberate pu…

100% gains in two of my stock investments. Complete faith in Nokia. And a share to watch!

I’m feeling pleased with myself! My positions in Cable & Wireless and Thrombogenics shares have both given me a 100% gain. I have a significant stake (for me!) in Nokia, in which I have complete faith, and at the end of this post I’ll tell you about my new position.
Let me explain: in January 2012 I bought Cable & Wireless shares and more than doubled my money when they were bought by Vodafone the following April (more on Vodafone later).
In September 2012 I piled into Nokia at $2.55, for a multitude of good reasons, and watched them climb to above $4. I bought more in December2013 and watched them stagnate (that’s a posh word for “got a bit worried”) but there is now ample evidence that Nokia are really coming up on the rails. OK, I know it's not a Lamia - but I like the picture!
The recent jump in Lamia sales added to all the previously stated reasons (their patent bank, camera and satnav capability, and steady third world market etc.) is enough to justify my faith. Bu…

Rebecca Wait’s debut novel: ‘The View on the Way Down’

I downloaded this after a recommendation from  It wasn’t a straightforward decision because I don’t generally “do” online book recommendations. I needn’t have worried. This is a gripping, intensely moving, evocative and wonderful – I could use more adjectives, but these give you the picture – psychological read. It’s a bit like Joanna Trollope but with barbed wire. I pulled into a layby to listen to the last three chapters and sat there with tears running down my face. It is simply magnificent – and it’s her first novel! Buy it, borrow it, ste** it (maybe not!) – but get it! End of exclamation marks.