My first time at the Edinburgh Fringe

As a writer I had always wanted to attend and perform at the Edinburgh Fringe.  In 1947 a group of theatre companies just turned up uninvited to the Edinburgh International Festival.  The Edinburgh Fringe grew from there and is now regarded as one of the biggest arts festivals in the world.  The festival has aContinue reading “My first time at the Edinburgh Fringe”

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A Knitter Without Yarn and Yarns With Knitting

    Places without people. People without place.   Knit six.   Yarn over.   Knit two together.   Hello, isn’t the weather awful today? How are you?       Success without failure. Failure without success.   Yarn over.   Knit two together.   Knit fifteen.   I’m not feeling great myself. What youContinue reading “A Knitter Without Yarn and Yarns With Knitting”

Action Plus Reaction Equals Interaction

This poem was originally published in Issue 8 of Blether Stories: “I have come here for a bit of a blether.” Is what some might say. In the event of social interaction. My reaction is action (get away, far away). Action plus reaction equals interaction. My reactions are unusual. Not normal! But then – WhatContinue reading “Action Plus Reaction Equals Interaction”

Continuing to ease positive change nationally

Dyslexia is a condition that has no cure, unlike some of the myths around this. I like many others have struggled with reading, writing all my life. Dyslexia is a term that is sometimes associated with Dyspraxia (affects neuro functions) or Dyscalculia (ability with maths). A common trend is that those with dyslexia feel stupid,Continue reading “Continuing to ease positive change nationally”

The Amazing Dyslexic Poetry Show

There are some negative perceptions about those with dyslexia. Such as:- “Lazy”, “Stupid,” “Won’t amount too much” These words are all things that have been said to me. I was aged 7 when I realised I had stories that ran around in my head and I used to daydream, acting them out.  I didn’t knowContinue reading “The Amazing Dyslexic Poetry Show”

Dyslexia Friendly Storytelling

A couple of weeks ago, the BBC launched this year’s 500 Words competition. 500 Words is a writing competition for children between 5 and 13 years old. Each entrant submits one story of up to 500 words. The three winners in each age category win either their own height in books, the Duchess of Cornwall’sContinue reading “Dyslexia Friendly Storytelling”

Writing for dyslexic wellbeing

Writing helps me take care of myself, practically and emotionally.  In this blog post, I’d like to tell you about 3 things I write and how they help me. 1. Guidance for dyslexic adults I share good practice with other dyslexic adults by writing blog posts, magazine articles and tips guides.  I find helping myContinue reading “Writing for dyslexic wellbeing”