About Moi

I was born in June 1981, I'm a hearing impaired paper-crafter who loves all things crafty. I sew, although I'm still very much a novice at sewing. I bake and cook hopefully all kinds of delicious treats. I have a huge passion for photography and the camera {yes I'm old school I still use an actual camera} is never far from me. I also love creative writing from making up sentiments/verses for my cards and other paper-craft projects to penning some fiction. I am an avid reader and I may even throw in some book reviews on here too!

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Deaf Girl flies solo at the Grand Western Canal on Deaf Awareness Week

It's Deaf Awareness week and this pic copyrighted to Action On Hearing Loss says everything I wish I had the nerve to tell people I come into contact with.

It's easy to think that deaf awareness week has nothing to do with my Thursday Adventures but being deaf is the sole reason I am doing them.  I used to attend lip reading classes on a Thursday morning but a change of location has made that complicated.  I've been doing things that I would normally let my deafness stop me from doing.  Well unless I took someone with me of course.  However armed with a National Trust membership and by making a credit card size piece of card with information telling people I'm deaf I have forced myself to go to different places that I have always enjoyed but always thought weren't suitable for me.

If you scroll back through this blog you will see various places I have visited and slowly I have gained confidence in speaking to others.  I have immersed myself in history, Nature and architecture and learnt a lot.  I have also found that I am enjoying being who I really am and not letting either being deaf or other peoples opinions influence my decisions or the things I attempt to do.

I have walked the Grand Western Canal many times, I know a fair bit about it's history but it's the nature element I really enjoy.  I love seeing the animals.  I had hopped to spot some signets but sadly time was against me and I didn't walk far enough to find them.  

Whilst at the Canal I was reminded of a trip to the canal many moons ago so I took a photo of myself giggling at the memory of when I took these photos.  At the time I was singing Nursery Rhymes down the phone to a friend!

Anyway on to the photos I took today!

1 comment:

  1. Oh I used to be so busy during DA week and I think it's such a shame that I haven't used my Sign Language in so many years after all that studying :-(
    Wonderful pictures - reminds me of when I had a narrowboat..... loved it soooo much :-D x


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