Commuting three times a week often has me stressed out. I live in the Heartland of where Southern rail operates; the last year at college was dominated by this. "Lydia, do you know where ...... is? "Late due to the trains!" This would later just be shorted to "trains" with the more and more strikes … Continue reading Making commuting more Autism friendly.
I've been thinking a lot lady, about being female, in what you could possibly describe as a very male dominated world. Whenever I have a point to make, my idea is often put down-because of my gender-and can sometimes be pinched later! And I'm tired of seeing female politicians being attacked because they are a … Continue reading Poem: Being female.
Good morning everyone, Cassie at Zombie Goddess Beauty tagged me in the Autumn tag; you can view it here. Essentially, the tag has set questions, and you answer, therefore nominating and linking with other Bloggers to do the same. This tag is a little late, I do appreciate; Halloween has passed for this year. However, … Continue reading The Autumn Tag.
As some of you may know, one of my pencils is Abbie, from Abbiechic.com; earlier this year, we met, up, and explored Brighton. (See my post here.) She very kindly sent me a book by her husband, Dan. He has autism, yet writes about it, creates youtube videos, and more. So: I wished to find … Continue reading Interview: Dan Jones, Autistic YouTuber and Author.
September seems a long time ago, doesn't it? It was just over two months that I started my NCTJ qualification; in that amount of time, I have learnt a lot. And I have been immersed in 'being a journalist'-if you can call me that. Therefore, I thought that I would share with you what I … Continue reading Two months on the NCTJ: here’s what I’ve learnt.
There's a song by Amy MacDonald called 'Leap Of Faith'; I've also been thinking a lot recently. If you don't attempt to do something, you'll spend unnecessary time wondering what you could have achieved-rather than taking that risk you should have. You may not like it you may never like it but it is good, … Continue reading Poem: A Leap Of Faith.
"Why bother being a journalist?" is a question I get asked a lot; it seemingly doesn't fit with what people think of me. Because it wasn't always an ambition of mine; firstly, I wished to be a writer. And a journalist is not always looked upon well-enough for stereotypes to be flung at me regularly. … Continue reading Why bother to be a journalist?
Disclaimer: this post contains PR samples that I was gifted, however this was at my own request, for the purpose of this review. As somebody with Aspergers, I have a bit of a 'picky' attitude to food-and I think it's a hypersensitivity issue. I cannot stand membrane foods like peas or sweetcorn-the 'snap' when you bite … Continue reading The Aspergers guide to food.*
What does November conjure up, in terms of images, for you? To me, it's a bit of a 'dreary' month-one before Christmas, the weather can be unpredictable, there's fireworks (a pet peeve of mine).. So: I thought I would put a list of fifty things together, of what to do in November. (NB: this recurring … Continue reading 50 things to do in November.
Ever since I saw this post on Jump For Journalism, I have been intrigued-as well as worried-about Vox Pops. (For you 'non-Journo' folks, this means taking a sample of people-the more varied the better, in order to be representative-and asking one particular question to get a range of answers on a single issue. Imagine my … Continue reading To Vox Pop or not to Vox Pop?