I’ve been thinking a lot, lately, about environments; places to go, eat, see, sit, do-and how this can impact on me as a person with Aspergers Syndrome. But I also think that some places have a positive memory attached-in that they can become a sanctuary, in a way. Anyway, here is a list of my favourite places.
Brighton is just a little train ride away; it can get busy, particularly if there’s a big event-like the Labour Party conference–or during the Summer holiday’s. But there are places you can go where it’s not like that; there’s the Laines, the beach, and more. Plus, there’s so much you can do-Sprinkles anyone? (My favourite ice-cream bar!)
Hmmm. Amsterdam. I wish I could go back. It started with The Dairy Of Anne Frank ; the fascination, the special interests. But Amsterdam is just so welcoming! There’s the Anne Frank Huis, Think tanks, museums, art, canals, cats. Plus, I found it to be quiet.
I love learning about the Kennedy’s, Jackie in particularly; getting to go to the library, therefore, was a great experience. I loved how parts of the Kennedy White House had been recreated, that documents dotted the walls, and you could see the passage of time since then. It’s also quiet, and has a sense of calm about it.
Okay, so this one is more of a concept; a library is one of my favourite places. It could have been at my secondary schools, my college, locally; I just ADORE libraries!
When we went to Cornwall as kids, we would get a ferry, and go to Padstow. This tiny seaside village was one of my favourite places to visit as a child; we got to go in al the shops, stare through the window of the teddy bear shop, go to the cinema, watch the seagulls, have an ice-cream or two, go google-eyed at the 20 scoop ice-creams, observe the crabs, go on a speedboat..