Monthly Archives: February 2015

From Blue Screen to Silver Screen

I remember as a child that I wanted to be on stage in musical theatre. I have always been a big fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music/musicals for as long as I can remember. When I was 3 and given a keyboard as a present, the first thing I remember playing was the main theme from The Phantom of the Opera!

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Dyslexia and Me: Ayyy! It’s the Fontz

Source: Family Guy

Source: Family Guy

Maybe I should have a ‘Dyslexia: What really grinds my gears’ section because next to the ‘you should buy Irlen Lenses’ comments when I mention the visual problems I have, number two on my list is ‘you should try *insert name of font here*. I hear that it’s a great font to help dyslexic people with reading’. Well here are my thoughts.  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia and Me: 1 Year Old Today!

I didn’t realise that today is exactly one year since my first Dyslexia and Me blog! And boy what a year it’s been! Since I started I have written a dissertation, graduated from university, moved house…

The blog itself has had over 10,000 views which is just… Well I am stunned that so many people have wanted to read my rambles about myself and my experiences with dyslexia. There are 1,005 of you wonderful people following the blog, which is phenomenal! The blog has been nominated for two blog awards. It’s just amazing!

I would like to say a massive ‘THANK YOU’ to everyone who has taken the time to read the blog, to comment and like the posts, to follow on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. I really do appreciate your support and warm feedback.

What I would really appreciate is if you have please sponsor me today on Dyslexia and Me’s first birthday and donate £1 or $1 to the British Dyslexia Association on my JustGiving page. That would really make today a birthday treat and a half! https://www.justgiving.com/Blog4Char2015

Thank you folks xxx

Writing a fantasy book?

I’ve always loved writing stories and poetry, but was very put off when I was at school. I was never happy with all the (Sp?) for poor spelling all over my work. I never grasped why my teachers didn’t just assess it on the story itself!

I have been thinking for a while about writing a fantasy book. I have never been a big reader, but I do have a great imagination. I started writing down ideas last year, most ideas coming from weird dreams that I’ve had. I know the basic idea of my story, I know most of the key plot twists and a background on some of the main characters.

Yesterday I decided that I would start putting my ideas down into One Note. I have started writing up the genealogy of the characters, partly based on what I know of my own family tree. I want to make sure that I have as much ‘history’ and background for my story so that the little world I create makes sense to me when I am writing.

As I have no experience in this kind of thing, I don’t know if the detail I am going into before I start writing is excessive or if all writers do the same?

Any advice or tips?

Dyslexia and Me: A Response from a Dyslexic #TimeToTalk

I have just read The Problem with Schools Not Identifying Dyslexia on Dyslexic Advantage Blog and wanted to give my two pennies worth to the topic.

I can only speak from my own experience as I am not an educator or a health care worker. I am also not in the United States, so please read the original article for the full context. What I would like to discuss is the possible implications of not identifying dyslexia in schools.  Read the rest of this entry

JustGiving – One Year to raise £1,000 for British Dyslexia Association!

After disappointing only managing to raise £15.00 for Dyslexia Scotland in the last quarter, I have decided to raise money over the whole of 2015 for British Dyslexia Association.

My target is to reach £1,000 over the year!

If there is anything you would like to see me do on the blog this year that will tempt you into donating to the cause, please leave your suggestions below!

You can donate via https://www.justgiving.com/Blog4Char2015

You can donate as little as £1 to the cause!

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