Monthly Archives: September 2014


Target smashed!!!

Target smashed!!!

Oh my goodness! A huge thank you to all those who’ve sponsored me and manage to smash the second target of £100! I really didn’t think I would manage it, so I really cannot thank you all enough!!!

I will be switching to a new charity on 12th of October, so you can still donate money until then to Dyslexia Action via my JustGiving page here: or text DYME51 £1 (or £2, £5 etc) to 70070 to sponsor me today. Texts are UK only, online donations are worldwide.

The Journal: Part 2

Journal 01  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia Awareness Month: October 2014

Next month is Dyslexia Awareness Month!!! I will warn you all now that my blog may go a little bit crazy with postings to try to help people to understand exactly what it is to be dyslexic. Like my #blogging4charity, I want to spell out what dyslexia means! And this is where you guys come in!

Below is a form where you can choose a letter you would like to talk about. It could be that for you ‘L is for Left’ because you struggle between telling between left and right, or it could be ‘A is for Attention Span’ because you struggle to stay focused in class at school. Make it something that you feel best describes your dyslexia (you can even fill the form in more than once) and at the end of October I will post up all your different responses!

So let us join together to tell the world what dyslexia REALLY means!

One Last Push!

I’ve had a JustGiving link on the right hand column of my page for almost 3 months now. I’ve been trying very hard to raise money for Dyslexia Action for this quarter before I move onto another dyslexia charity. So far I have managed to raise £80, which smashed my original target! I am very happy with that, I really didn’t think I would raise more than £20 over the 3 months.

A few weeks back I did a whole week of #blogging4charity to try to raise a few pounds more. Alas, I only received one donation of £1 towards the cause. To say I am disappointed would be an understatement.

In a last-ditch attempt to reach my target of £100 I am asking you, my lovely readers, to suggest ideas of what I can do on the blog to raise that final £20! Obviously these ideas have to be clean and family friendly. I will be switching to the next charity on the 12th of October, so there is just over 2 weeks to go!

Thanks to all of you who have already donated and I look forward to hearing your suggestions!

Blogging 101: This Week

This week the assignments on Blogging 101 have covered a lot of things I have done or do anyway.

Monday: Make Your “About” Page Irresistible


My About Me page has been edited and edited until I’ve been happy with it. I did change a couple of bits around on Monday, but I had only just changed it from saying I was a ‘student’ to a ‘graduate’ the other month when I graduated! I like reading people’s ‘About’ to find out about who the blogger is, it makes it feel a lot more personal for me. Even when I read business websites I like knowing about who the company are and what it is they do or aspire to.

Tuesday: Start Personalizing Read the rest of this entry

The Journal: Part 1

Journal 01 Read the rest of this entry

Blogging 101: Themes

I am a day behind with Blogging 101, so I will try to get back on track today. Unfortunately for us, the plumbing in our new flat decided to back up on us and we ended up flooding our downstairs neighbour. Not nice! We’re out of the flat and living with family until Monday, otherwise I’d have managed to keep up. Life eh?!

Yesterday’s Blogging 101 assignment was to look at themes for our blogs. I have only just changed mine in the last week or so, perfect timing to remember why I chose this specific theme and why I moved away from my old one! I have stuck with a free blog and free themes because I just do not have the spare cash to pay for the extras. Plus, with my blog being very much a specialised topic, I don’t know if it would really be worth me spending the extra money at the moment.  Read the rest of this entry

Blogging 101: Fairytales, Inspiration and Dreams with a Happily Ever After

My fairy wings aren't really magical, though sometimes I wish they were!

My fairy wings aren’t really magical, though sometimes I wish they were!

All good fairytales start with a ‘once upon a time’, but this is a true story and despite my wings, I am no fairy. I’m also not a witch like Hermione Granger, though I was given that nickname for a while. Nor am I a superhero. I am just a normal person.

Once upon a time there was a girl called Hannah. She was a normal girl. She loved cartoons, music and TV documentaries. Her favourite cartoons of all time were Care Bears, Dogtanion, Thundercats, Spiderman and Powerpuff Girls! Her favourite music changed quite a lot, but she really loved Nirvana and had posters of them all over her walls. And she LOVED historical and archaeological documentaries on the TV. She loved to go to her friends’ houses to have sleepovers or going to the cinema to see the newest movie. But there was one thing she HATED more than anything in the world. Going to school!!!  Read the rest of this entry

Blogging 101: Follow You, Follow Me

Now I’ve been blogging on this here blog for 7 months. Today’s Blogging 101 is a little bit late for me, as I already follow a number of topics on my Reader. Here are five that I am already following:

  • Awareness
  • Dyslexia
  • Genealogy
  • Vikings
  • Progressive Metal

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Blogging 101: Say My Name, Say My Name

What's in a name?

What’s in a name?

Well this is kind of embarrassing… I actually found where to sign up to Blogging 101 this morning (I had just joined in yesterday when I saw it in my reader)! So I have signed up a bit late, but will continue on with the assignments as they appear in my Reader. It actually seems like a lot of fun! Today the assignment was to edit my title and tagline, something that is an interesting assignment for someone who’s already been blogging for several months, so here is a reflection on why I chose my blog title and header.  Read the rest of this entry

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