I've been asked this question, and I thought it could make a semi-decent blog post; "From your perspective as an Autistic people, what would you like to change?" lead to a conversation about pet peeves. "You suffer from Aspergers.." In one respect, I can understand this; from my perspective, I can be highly anxious (though … Continue reading 9 pet peeves of someone Actually Autistic.
Note: Please note that this post has brief mentions of potentially triggering topics such as murder. My teacher talks about Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder Podcast; once I listened to both seasons (over the course of three days approximately), I had to read the book. By way of background: Daniel Morgan was a private investigator, … Continue reading Review: Untold by Peter Jukes and Alistair Morgan.
If you're a Blogger, or even a trainee journalist like myself, Jenna Farmer is... well, a useful contact to have. She is also one of the nicest Bloggers that I have interacted with. She blogs at A Balanced Belly; she also blogs about Blogging at The Bloglancer. She is also a freelance journalist. (Quite frankly, I admire her, … Continue reading Interview: Jenna Farmer, freelance journalist and Blogger.
The more I train as a journalist, the more I seemingly become aware of 'pet peeves'; we're not seen as being 'nice'-the name attached to us is commonly "Scum" or "Vultures". But, in a tongue in cheek way, these are my pet peeves when working in the industry. (I do not represent other journalists.) Throw … Continue reading 5 journalistic pet peeves.
Update: I have amended the last paragraph since publication. At the end of the month, nearly, I will be nineteen. (And, to be honest, I am slightly freaking out. Next year I will be twenty! TWENTY!) In a departure from the slightly intense posts of late, I thought that I would share my birthday wishlist. Generally … Continue reading A Birthday Wishlist For My 19th Birthday.
In my notebook, I have a three word observation: "Culture of interruption". This was after I had gone to an Opticians, wishing for my ill-fitting glasses to be adjusted. They had been causing me pain, and often slid down my nose, obstructing my vision. The conversation went something like this: "These glasses are causing me … Continue reading We have a culture of interruption. But this makes communication so much harder.
Update: where it says films, the film "I, Tonya" should also be added. February was a bit of a difficult month for me. I had been sick for a long time-due to the numerous bugs that have been going round. This meant going back and forth to the Doctor's office, and trying to cope with … Continue reading February round up.
Note: this review may contain spoilers. I have been a huge fan of Helen Callaghan's work ever since I spotted the paperback of Dear Amy; the sleek, red paperback stood out of the pile of best sellers that dominated an already crowded table. Therefore, I was delighted to have been sent her new book, Everything Is Lies. This … Continue reading Review: Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan. *
Since training to be a journalist, I have come across some rather silly stereotypes. It seems that journalists aren't generally liked! (Although I'm not sure that this is entirely fair.) Anyway: I have come across some stereotypes-some made me laugh with incredulity, some had me incensed. So, I thought I would share them with you. … Continue reading 7 journalistic stereotypes.
A little while ago, I posted about how technology can have a wonderful impact for people on spectrum (you can view it here.) That week, I had meant to review it-but I was not at all well. So, I thought today would be an apt opportunity for review 😀 I am a huge fan of … Continue reading Penclic Keyboard review; it’s pretty, and manageable!