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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

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Dyslexia and Me: Get Some Hattitude!

Hats

I’ve always been a hat wearer. I absolutely love hats! While the stereotype of women is shoes and handbags, for me it’s hats. I have a couple of caps, some floppy hats, a beany hat with horns, a Frank Sinatra style hat, a couple of handmade hats from craft fairs… I LOVE HATS!!! Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia and Me: What you see, What I see

Dyslexia and Me

People often ask me what it’s like visually when I am reading. When you grow up looking through your own eyes, I guess you don’t realise that you’re seeing things so differently until someone asks. The best way I have found to describe my vision is like pixels on a computer or TV screen. Each of the pixels makes up a more solid colour through RGB. When I look at solid colours or shades, I can still see other colours flashing around, though I know it is a white wall or a red book or a pitch black room. Even when there is no light at all, I still see colours. In fact, it becomes even worse! I walk a lot slower and cautiously in the dark because my vision to make out shapes is distorted by flashing ‘pixels’ of colour that cloud my vision. Read the rest of this entry

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