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by Willr0490
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi. New here.
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Hi. New here.

Hello and welcome to the forum.
by Willr0490
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?
Replies: 18
Views: 971

Re: At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?

I learned to swim when I was 10 as my primary school had weekly compulsory swimming lessons, which took place on Friday mornings. Unfortunately I only achieved 10 metres because when I was in Year 6 the school modified its policy so that the older Infants (Year 2) and younger juniors (years Three an...
by Willr0490
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Hello everyone

Hello and welcome to the forum.
by Willr0490
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Where are we all !?
Replies: 12
Views: 1165

Re: Where are we all !?

I was born in County Durham but grew up in North Yorkshire. I now live in County Durham again (having returned there a couple of years ago).
by Willr0490
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Touch screen phones
Replies: 19
Views: 2109

Re: Touch screen phones

It took me some time to master a touch screen phone. I used to swipe the screen a little too firmly, which could lead to me opening applications which I had not intended to use.
by Willr0490
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy! :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Re: Howdy! :)

Hello and welcome to the forum.
by Willr0490
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: What Was Your Teen Social Life Like?
Replies: 5
Views: 2024

Re: What Was Your Teen Social Life Like?

My teenage social life was rather small. I had two best friends in secondary school, but not that many other friends, mainly because my school was a comprehensive school where the majority of the kids preferred to have friends who were completely 'normal' and weren't that interested in ones who were...
by Willr0490
Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Dispraxic people working retail?
Replies: 7
Views: 2892

Re: Dispraxic people working retail?

It is possible to work in retail and be dyspraxic. Last summer I worked in a primarily retail based job on a theme park, which I was reasonably successful in (amazingly given that my background to that point wasn't in that type of work).
by Willr0490
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Blackadder
Replies: 6
Views: 2479

Re: Blackadder

I enjoy Blackadder. I've watched it ever since my teenage years. In fact I've recently bought the entire run (the 4 series made between 1983 and 1989, i.e. The Black Adder to Blackadder Goes Forth , plus the 1999 special Blackadder Back and Forth ) as a DVD box set. Regarding the posts about a new s...
by Willr0490
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Forgetting stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 1683

Re: Forgetting stuff

There was once a time not so long ago when I went into town and left my debit card at home (I'd used it the previous evening to pay for something online and had forgotten to return it to my wallet). Luckily, because I still had some money left over from a previous visit to the bank, I was fortunatel...
by Willr0490
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Can you swim?
Replies: 37
Views: 14232

Re: Can you swim?

I learned in primary school. It took me a long time though, and as a result, the end of primary school came before I exceeded ten metres. So I can still only swim ten metres as a consequence.
by Willr0490
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Studying
Topic: Writing to time in exams
Replies: 3
Views: 2593

Re: Writing to time in exams

When I was at Uni I managed to negotiate extra time in exams, which definitely helped.
by Willr0490
Mon May 18, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Is it hard working with Dyspraxia ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1832

Re: Is it hard working with Dyspraxia ?

Ultimately a lot depends on the work itself. However a lot does depend on the employee being good. So far in work I have tried to be a dead reliable employee at all times (for instance in my previous role I was never late for work), and also tried to be chatty and polite with all the customers of th...
by Willr0490
Sun May 10, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Newbie

Hello and welcome to the forum.
by Willr0490
Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey Everyone! :)
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Hey Everyone! :)

Hello and welcome to the forum.