Monthly Archives: September 2015

Neurodiversity and Me: Imposter Syndrome

I had never heard of ‘Imposter Syndrome’ until yesterday when a good friend of mine shared this video from YouTube that they had seen. My friend is someone who I have the utmost respect for, so when they post things up I always try to take a look at them, especially when it’s things I haven’t heard of before. As soon as I started watching this, I realised just how important it was not only for this Vlogger or my friend, but also for me to share with all of you who read my blog. It is just over 8 minutes long, but I will explain below why I found it so important (which you will hopefully look at AFTER watching the video).

I didn’t realise that this was an actual thing. I thought that it was just my own personal “paranoias”. “Paranoias” that I can explain exactly where they arose from.  Read the rest of this entry

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Dyspraxia and Me: These Boots Were Made For Walking…

Boots

One thing I really hate is shopping for new shoes! I have awkward sized feet, I’m a UK 5 1/2 and my feet are wide. Finding shoes that I like that fit me has always been a struggle. Not only is it hard to find shoes in my size that I like, but they have to be flat shoes. I can’t walk in heels. Every time I’ve tried walking even in tiny heels, I’ve ended up falling over or twisting my ankle.

I had a job interview back in January and I only had one pair of smart black shoes. They were little ballet style shoes that I’d picked up for my graduation in July last year. They were perfect for interviews… but not in January in Scotland! Brrrr! So I had to venture around the high street stores in search of some smart black shoes or boots that would be interview worthy. I found these lovely boots (pictured above) in New Look. Not only did I like how they looked but they were wide fit and comfortable and didn’t have a high heel! Perfect! Read the rest of this entry

Book Review: Queen’s Gambit (Paperback)

Queen's Gambit

by Elizabeth Fremantle
Penguin, 2014
476 pages
Eye reading, 13 days

★★★☆☆

I picked up this book in a closing sale at WH Smith for about £3! I’m always looking for a bargain and this book certainly seemed to be that! This is another era of history I have been interested in from afar but never studied myself.  Read the rest of this entry

Book Review: Red Rose, White Rose (Paperback)

Red Rose

by Joanna Hickson
Harper, 2014
400 pages
Eye reading, 9 days

★★★★★

I read this book back in February this year. It has remained one of my favourite books of the year which I often think back to wishing I was reading it again. I picked it up in a 2 for £7.98 (or whatever the offer they have at Tesco) as I thought the description on the back of the book sounded interesting. I had little knowledge of the War of the Roses, so this really was a good introduction (from a fictional perspective). It was my first historical fiction book so any comparisons to other authors (as I’ve seen in other reviews of this book) really went over my head. Read the rest of this entry

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