The purpose of my blog, when I first started it, was to concentrate on Dom's dyslexia and the trials and tribulations of being a dyslexic, hence the tagline 'The workings of a dyslexic mind'. Since then it has morphed into an account of our memories, including those of running an adventure group called Spice. 'The workings … Continue reading What’s My (Tag) Line?
Well, spring got off to an interesting start here on Planet Dom; Storm Emma collided with the Beast from the East and enveloped us in a winter wonderland for three days, and promptly disappeared as quickly as it arrived, leaving us wondering if we had dreamt it all. I had organised a surprise meal for … Continue reading Monthly Round-Up: March
Ah, the spellchecker. A godsend for millions of people, but not quite so user-friendly if you're dyslexic. It has a nasty habit of changing words which can completely alter the tone and/or meaning of a text or email. One such clanger occurred when Michelle, our Berkshire Assistant Coordinator returned from maternity leave. Dom contacted our … Continue reading All Grown Up
A major part of the Spice social programme was dining out. We would book a local restaurant for anything between 8-30 people, rotating the choice of cuisine. We had a great time eating our way around the tasty (and some less so) gastronomies of the world, as our burgeoning waistlines will testify. Our Spice 'realm' … Continue reading The Sinner Shuffle
We'd had one of those busy days when all we wanted to do was enjoy an easy meal and relax in front of the TV. So Dom heads to the freezer to see what he can rustle up. "Fish and chips okay?" He asks. "Perfect." I reply. Thirty seconds later and doing his best Victor … Continue reading Do Not Oven Cook
Dom and I met in 2003 on a party weekend at Oasis in Penrith, run by a social group called 'Spice'. I was looking for someone to join me on a High Ropes course and he accepted the challenge. He later confessed he had a fear of heights. Eight months later, we had moved from … Continue reading Spice Up Your Life
"They're full of peppery goodness, and very small and neat..." Dom didn't have to continue with the rest of the song, I knew it off by heart. It was the theme tune to the 'A Finger of Fudge' commercial which aired in the UK in the 1970s and '80s. On challenging him as to the … Continue reading Full of Peppery Goodness
This blog is dedicated to my beloved partner, Dominic Renshaw. Now, Dom is delightfully old-fashioned in an odd-ball kind of way. He's also dyslexic. Whilst this can, at times, cause him utter bewilderment and confusion, it often gives those around him a chance to celebrate his wonderful sense of humour and love of life. I … Continue reading Welcome to Planet Dom