Out of Office Message | Old Stories

I’m Not Ignoring You, I’m On Holiday

I’ll be back…

Alan (AJ) Autistic Widower
2 min readAug 5, 2022


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Usually, when I’m near the coast in Wales, I don’t get a very good mobile signal. And I suppose I should be relaxing, not checking notifications…

So I will pin this article and leave you with a few of my older and more unusual stories until I return around mid-August.

I hope you are enjoying the summer, whatever you are doing.

The strange antics of my father-in-law

Childhood memories returned as I repaired a very old sewing machine

The time when I destroyed a new gaming headset — on purpose

Broken promises and a cross stitch kit we never saw finished

After 29 years, I finally saw the worst side of my father-in-law

Thank you for reading!



Alan (AJ) Autistic Widower

Former electronics engineer & programmer in England, 50-something with a dry sense of humour. Sharing stories & opinions. Tip jar: ko-fi.com/autisticwidower