Eli’s top 7 favourite dyslexics – 2014 Dyslexia Awareness Week

Nutshell Bridgnorth Mum and Daughter team Jenny and Clare

Welcome to my blog . . . I know, I don’t post anything for ages then you get one a day for seven days!

Today i would like to introduce you to the lovely Clare, a bright, bubbly, freindly, kind and inspirational dyslexic, whos answers to my questions i hope will help to inspire you on day 4 of Dyslexia Awareenss Week!

Clare Mason

Age (optional):

Business name:
Nutshell Bridgnorth

A brief description of what you/your business do/does:
Nutshell Bridgnorth is an online ladies boutique. We attend various shows, markets, events and Girls Nights with our accessories. We stock beautiful Italian Leather handbags, Scarves, Jewellery and other ladies accessories.
As well as running Nutshell Bridgnorth, I am also an Independent Social Worker.

Area you live/your business is based:
Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

When did you find out you were dyslexic?
My final year at university (2010) following my tutor picking up points in my assignments that indicated that I was dyslexic.

How did you feel when you found out you were dyslexic?
When being informed I was dyslexic I think things started to fit into place as to why I struggled with certain tasks. I felt frustrated that this hadn’t been picked up/recognised earlier so that I could have benefited from more guidance and support, rather than having to struggle through college and university, especially with written assignments.

What difference has it made, if any, to your life /business since you found out you are dyslexic?
Finding out that I am dyslexic has answered some of the questions to why I do things in certain ways.

What advice would you offer to other dyslexics?
Don’t feel silly or stupid and certainly don’t let it hold you back!

What do you do to relax/hobbies?
When not working I enjoy spending time with my dogs. I enjoy attending dog shows and participating in team displays for The Good Citizens Dog Scheme. I have been part of team displays with my dogs at Crufts for a number of years which I feel is a great achievement.

Anything you want to add?

Your website & business contact details:
Website: www.nutshell-bridgnorth.co.uk
Facebook: ‘NutshellBridgnorth’

Nutshell Bridgnorth  Mum and Daughter team  Jenny and Clare

By Elizabeth Wilkinson

Since entering the field of dyslexia back in 2000, The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant - Elizabeth Wilkinson MBE, has worked with and provided support for thousands of people, including businesses, families, and educators.