Monthly Archives: June 2014

Dyslexia and Me: The Results

University of Aberdeen Library.

University of Aberdeen Library

I’ve been running around like a headless chicken lately. The end of university didn’t seem to make life any less chaotic. I’ve been spending a lot of time with my flatmate who is going back home now we’re finished. We’ve been visiting loads of different things we wanted to see in Aberdeenshire before we all go our separate ways which has been great fun!!! I’ve also been sorting out my CV and applying for jobs so I can hopefully save enough money to go back to university to study a postgraduate degree. I’ve been looking at where I can move to with my partner during my year out that is suitable and not too expensive so that I can save money rather than spending anything I earn on bills etc. And on top of that I’ve been having to deep clean our current flat which was a total state after 4 of us living there for 2 years without a cleaning rota. I’m almost having to wear my sunglasses inside now it’s so shiny and clean!  Read the rest of this entry


I recently received a message from a reader of the blog saying that they wished there was a ‘donate’ button. I am truly flattered by this and have been putting a lot of thought into that concept.

Money seems to make the world go around. While I’ve been writing the blog, I haven’t once thought about my own personal financial gain from writing about experiences. So, I am now thinking of adding a ‘donate button’ with any funds that people want to give going to various dyslexia groups. As I am terrible with money and know that I have little time to pass money on, I’m considering nominating a dyslexia charity for people to donate money to. I am thinking of changing the charity nominated every quarter so that I am not showing favour to one group or one country (though I will have a look at the different groups myself before I nominate them).

I would love to hear your thoughts on this idea.

Dyslexic Duck and Autistic Anatidae: Adventures into Quackery

Spectrum Bloggers Network‘s Topic Tuesday theme is ‘Quacks‘. I had a think about how I wanted to approach this. The title of this blog is the one idea I had. Perhaps an idea for the future to come back to though. Instead I am going to look at the other meaning of quack:

Quack – a person who dishonestly claims to have special knowledge and skill in some field, typically medicine.

I have seen a lot of this said about various SpLDs including dyslexia. The most recent one I read was about Autism.   Read the rest of this entry

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