Above is a detail from the tiled dado which runs throughout the Victorian building in which the Mindroom office is housed. A former school, it has been beautifully and sensitively converted to provide premises for a number of voluntary sector organisations, and our light and airy accommodation, with its view of Arthur's Seat, is a pleasant place to work; I was there today for a Trustees' meeting, and the picture provided the prompt for this post.
For anyone who hasn't come across Mindroom before, we are a charity specialising in learning difficulties, giving both direct help and support to individuals and families affected by those conditions, and staging events from major international conferences and masterclasses, to small training sessions tailored to specific requirements, all with a view to passing on knowledge and expertise so that no-one goes undiagnosed or their needs unmet. I've been involved since the start - over ten years ago now - and I'm proud to be associated with such highly committed, professional, dynamic colleagues, but the demand for Mindroom's services shows no sign of diminishing, in fact the gap between the ideal world encapsulated in our '2020 vision' and the status quo is a very large one. Hence the need to spread the word a little further.