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The idea of Spell It Out Loud came from a need to write. A need that started off as a niggle, a notion, and became much more pressing. I realised I needed a place to put my ideas, to clear my mind and also to help me figure a few things out.

Not only do I want to put my thoughts and ideas out there, I also want to learn and discover as I write. In this blog I plan to share reviews of all the stuff I get up to in Paris and to write about the things that happen to me or simply touch me.

So, what’s in a name? Whilst helping a little one learn the alphabet recently I kept feeling an enormous wave of excitement for him as he grapples with these odd markings; learning their names, their sounds. I remember my childhood joy at learning to read and later on at learning to speak French and Spanish. The phrase Spell It Out Loud jumped out at me and sums up all I want to do with this blog.


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