Once upon a time

6 Jun

Honestly people I’m not a fruit the loon! (well, sometimes I am but that’s beside the point)

This below is a true story and it goes something like this…

Once upon a time there was a mummy called Claire who had three little children and wrote a blog called, A boy with Asperger’s. (Yes that would be me)

She discovered that fairies really did exist and not just the kind you find in fairytales but fairy godmothers who went about on twitter!

You may all have the image of a lady with a big sparkling dress, a wand and a crown of gems, “Maybe she has I really don’t know!” What I can tell you about her is that she totally selfless with a massive heart!

The fairy godmother is a mummy to two boys, lives in Wales and goes by the name of Tattie Weasle (well at least we know this to be her name in cyber space)

Claire believes that you meet very few people in life who are happy to do something for someone else for nothing! These people are hard to come by and in her experience she’s only ever met a small handful.

In all honesty Tattie the fairy godmother is a lady Claire knows little about! This is because she has only come to know her through the world of social networking! However Claire knows that the fairy godmother writes her own blog and the reason she knows this is because she discovered it back in the beginning of May.

One of Claire’s twitter followers posted a tweet about a blog giveaway happening over on tattie’s blog so she popped over for a look and discovered that Tattie was giving away a ticket to Cybermummy. For those that don’t know Cybermummy is the UKs premier blogging conference devoted to parent bloggers. Did Claire wanna go? Come on of course she did!

It was starting to seem that everybody but Claire was going, she couldn’t afford the ticket what with the three children and little funds to justify it!

To cut a long story short Tattie wasn’t just giving away her own Cybermummy ticket but also a £100 to cover expenses. Tattie was no longer able to attend the event as her son had a sports day on the same day. Cyber Space was going nuts as parents were trying to get there mitts on a ticket which was a challenge as Cybermummy tickets were completely sold out  and had been not long after being released. Claire saw a few tickets up for sale by those bloggers that could no longer attend but being in the same situation she was unable to spare the funds to buy one.

So, there was Tattie the Fairy godmother with her heart of gold, giving her ticket away to somebody that needed it! I know you lot think you know where I’m going with all this… Claire won lived happily ever after! No, that was not the case! Things were a little more complicated then that!

In-fact Claire came second! The ticket went to another deserving candidate yet in a strange turn of fate she didn’t need the £100 expenses! Tattie picked up her wand and started granting more wishes.

Again I know you lot think you know where I’m going with this! Yes, the fairy godmother did fly on over to twitter, send Claire a DM and offer to buy her a ticket (an amazing thing to do for someone you’ve never met), however they still had the problem of finding one!

Now the fairy god mother was able to fund Claire’s ticket but as the days ticked by they were no closer to finding one! The fairy godmother was amazing, she tweeted and jumped upon every opportunity presented (sadly there wasn’t many) Tattie even entered a competition to be given the chance to bye a ticket from someone who could no longer attend. Sadly this was unsuccessful.

Claire found it lovely to have a fairy godmother by her side and even if she didn’t succeed in her quest to get to Cybermummy she still had the knowledge that someone who had never even met her had made it their mission to get her there! The fairy godmother posted on social networks looking to buy a ticket for Claire. She had shown Claire that such people exist, true fairy godmothers!

But wait the story doesn’t end there and again it doesn’t end how you would expect!

A good month or so later  just when Claire had thought all hope was lost she tweeted her plea into twitter space and within a few minutes she had received a tweet informing her about another competition!

Claire rolled her eyes but surly anything was worth a try! This competition was on the Cybermummy website and was in association with Lego Duplo.

Lego Duplo were offering two bloggers the chance to win a Cybermummy ticket! All Claire had to do was state why she loved Lego Duplo and why she wanted to attend Cybertmummy. Well, she was glad it was Lego Duplo and no one else as this made her answer an easy one! Claire’s Little man who has a type of autism called Aspergers just loved the stuff and could build buses with it for hours. Claire told them just that and gave her reasons for wanting to attend, alongside her struggle to obtain a ticket and guess what?

Something magical happen! It was the kind of magic that could be found in fairy dust…


Eighteen days before the event she finally got her mitts on a ticket to CyberMummy 2011.

So, what followed!  Of course she did a victory dance (this is becoming a trade mark of hers and one she promises to do if she wins the Mad blog awards), she then dashed of to inform the fairy godmother before tweeting like an over excited kid at christmas.

So there you have it… Lego Duplo saved the day! However the fairy godmother blessed Claire with her kindness and proved to her that fairies really do exist… for that she will remain forever thankful!

Thank you Tattie Weasle

The end!

6 Responses to “Once upon a time”

  1. Mum in Meltdown June 11, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    OMG how fantastic. Lovely to know there are some very nice, genuine people out there. Congrats on your ticket and hope you have a great time!
    Still waiting for my luck to change as have entered every competion etc going for a ticket……………It’s not over until it’s over ( or the fat lady sings, but that could be lots of people, me included!) LOL

  2. michelletwinmum June 11, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    Wow, Tattie sounds like one seriously awesome woman.

    Have an amazing day at CyberMummy, see you there and at the MADs.

    Mich x

  3. Tattie Weasle June 11, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    Oh Claire
    I have just found this after a few days of my internet connections bombing and zinging all over the place making it very difficult to network let alone blog at all! And you’ve totally floored me and I have tears running down my face and a very sniffy wet nose. I did so very little but I so wanted you to go and now you are with little help from me. I hope you have the most fantastic day. You seriously deserve it!
    As a matter of fact it turns out I won’t be at sports day afterall this year as we are now all off to belgrade in Serbia for a family do – a christening (always one of my favourite events). But I will raise a glass to Cybermummy and all who sail in her that day and I’ll look forward to hearing all about it on my return!

  4. clairelouise82 June 6, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    Yep tattie is amazing and really is selfless! you wouldn’t find many people willing to buy u a Cybermummy ticket and expect nothing in return. Thanks for visiting Mandy and Jamie.x

  5. Jamie June 6, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

    Tattie sounds like a wonderful person. Some people amaze me too.

  6. amanda neal June 6, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    love it!! there are some seriously lovely genuine people out there thats for sure.x

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