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Hello to Oktoberfest 2015 – and new video launch – busy times

Hello and welcome to ‘The Week’ – this week I thought I would talk a little about what’s been going on with me – the past three weeks have been manic with press coverage, which has been amazing as I have been featured in online articles from America to Italy and in my local newspapers of Shropshire Star, Oswestry Advertiser and the Leader, who knows maybe some of the nationals soon! So I have had a bit of attention, which has been nice and good for the site and book sales and it would be great if you follow me either via the website here or Facebook, twitter and/or instagram – just to keep up to date with what’s going on as there are lots more new things on the way. With that in mind I have some news if you are in Germany, France or USA as by Continue reading Hello to Oktoberfest 2015 – and new video launch – busy times

Online Newspapers

I got some European coverage in Italy this week, from
the West-info EU so thanks guys – and thanks to all in the US
who have been so positive aboutWEB_ELLES_AUTHOR my article on being a dyslexic author
A new app has been developed called ‘mindglass’ which helps to select the preferred reading format for  dyslexics with reading difficulties. You can find out more here – mindglass
Dyslexia comes in many different forms – it can be reading delay, writing delay and typically spelling issues.  There is also the font ‘opendyslexic’  that might be worth a look. It won’t suit everyone (as nothing in life does) but it might be worth trying out.

Part Two Labour and Corbyn 19th September, 2015

To continue from yesterday.  It is good to see someone like Corbyn call out businesses, including farmers, to stand on their own two feet. I admire the points he makes about investing in building new council houses for rent and increase spending try to turn the country into a high skill/high tech power. I do have an issue with the UK having no home grown world level tech companies. I feel this isn’t right for us as an inventive nation but I am sceptical of printing more money as there could be inflationary consequences. I do think we need to put some controls on the building industry and direct what they are building as the amount of money they are screwing out of people has almost put a stop to the country’s growth but the big issue we need to tackle in this country is the stigma attached to manual skills and apprenticeships – as that’s what we need more of, skilled workers: engineers, trades, etc. – as we have plenty of thinkers but we need practical people to take thoughts and make them into reality if we are to compete with Continue reading Part Two Labour and Corbyn 19th September, 2015

The Week 13th September, 2015

Hello again.  This week I thought I would share with you the article I published for the American Dyslexia Association, a really nice bunch of people looking to help share information and resource about dyslexia and dyscalcula, so here it is

I was diagnosed with dyslexia, aged 7. It was my mother who noticed it to start, as I had been able to get past my lack of reading in school by memorising books from people reading them to me. The big issue at this time was reading which I found incredibly hard and that meant my writing was reams behind my classmates. This all came to a head with my mum sending me to go and see a specialist teacher on the weekends, who helped me start to untangle
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The Crisis. finale

Regular readers may recall I discussed the concept of national identity last week. It is a big topic in the UK but in my view I don’t think we have one anymore which means this Middle England elite issue has bled down to working classes, meaning we’re all just one massive ball of materialistic folk that go shopping to the same big stores, to buy the same clothes, to drink the same latte or frappuccino, to buy expensive things to show people we don’t know how much better we are than them and a ‘what’s in it for me’ culture. This lack of identity has cumulated in a strong lean towards racism and xenophobia, fuelled as I said by a lot of the press.  That is why resolving the refugee problem is such a huge political bomb for the UK –the recent years of anti-immigration and UKIP surge contrasts with the need to be now seen as a nation that is humane and cares for others. Why is this a conflict – well, as I see it, when people’s lives are not turning out as they hoped we in the west rush to blame others and need to find a group to push our hates and jealousy onto – often the problem is fundamentally because of our own lack of ability or work ethic but many turn to making immigrants the easy punch bag to blame ‘taking our job’s –

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The Refugee Crisis

I’ve talked about this in the past, when the first boats were being picked up by the Italian navy, this time last year as I recall, but instead of the disastrous situation with the refugees being attended to, it has grown and grown to a level now unseen in Europe since the second world war. How could we let this happen?!?.

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The Week #32 6th September, 2015

Hello and welcome to ‘The Week’, to all new and old readers. This week I thought I would talk a little about the separation of community that I have observed to huge affect this week as well as the negative side of social connectivity.

So, if you been paying attention to any kind of news from local to social you will have heard or seen the crazy and troubling scenes from all around Europe with large numbers of migrants trying to make it to Europe via Austria, Turkey and of course crossing the med. I’m going to talk in depth about this huge global issue in a new series starting this Wednesday. But today I’m going to talk about us as a community, or lack of community, in the face of such human suffering. Continue reading The Week #32 6th September, 2015

Battle of Britain eps3

So, to continue the thought, what would have happened if the RAF had lost the Battle of Britain? Now, last episode we looked at how there was the great possibility that, had this happened, Germany would have been in a stronger position to take out Russia – and therefore who would be left to take up the challenge? Continue reading Battle of Britain eps3

The Battle of Britain eps 2

So, continuing from yesterday, first of all, let’s say Hitler hadn’t changed orders to bomb the main cities of the United Kingdom and had, instead, just concentrated on the airfields then, without a shadow of doubt, the Royal Air Force would have bled to death with the loss of an irreplaceable number of aircraft and personnel. If that had happened the Germans would have completely controlled the air over Britain, cutting us off Continue reading The Battle of Britain eps 2