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01-12-2007, 02:29 PM
Being left handed and having a left handed granddaughter who is having writing problems I have come across this site, www.anythingleft-handed.co.uk
It has some great resources for left-handed children, and adults, from books on how to start writing to kitchen equipment,

here is a piece on left -handed writing that I was sent from them

Writing has always been one of the things that contributed to the legend that left-handers are awkward. It is not easy writing from left to right using your left hand - you have to push the writing implement across the page rather than pulling it, which can lead to the point digging in to the paper
and the ink flow drying up. On top of that, you can easily obscure your writing line and then rub your hand straight over what you have written, smudging your work.
Improving your technique is a great help. By rotating the paper slightly clockwise and moving it a little to your left side you can clear your view, make sure you are not cramming your left arm to your body so it can't move and also get more of a 'pulling' action with the pen.

When it comes to using an ink pen with a nib (as most children still have to at school), it makes a real difference to have one designed for left hand use. The nib is ground at a different angle so it sits flat on the page when angled in the left hand rather than having the point digging in. They also have the ink channels reversed so you get ink flow by pressing on the left side of the nib rather than the right. These design features combine to give a smooth ink flow and a smooth writing action as you push the pen across the page

Keith & Lauren Milsom
and all at the Left Handers Club

Tel: +44 (0)20 8770 3722
Fax: +44 (0)20 8715 1220

01-12-2007, 02:34 PM
Thanks Mandy

Really useful website for someone who is left handed or looks after a childwho is left handed.


01-12-2007, 03:10 PM
I thought so, they even have a left handed pencil sharpner, now I know why I couldnt use one before:rolleyes: no more getting out the sharp knife for me:D :D

01-12-2007, 03:12 PM

I love the picture of Melissa & Chloe - it is really cute.


01-12-2007, 03:15 PM

I love the picture of Melissa & Chloe - it is really cute.


Yes the are soooo cute!

There are some lovely avatars being added, we will soon know each other without reading any names! :)

01-12-2007, 03:50 PM
glad you both like it, I cant wait to add the twins when they arrive, hope they are both right-handed, as dont fancy having the same problems as we have with Melissa

01-12-2007, 04:02 PM
Anything lefthanded is a great website. I live down the road from their offices and popped in to buy some stuff. They are so helpful and friendly.

Would recommend them to anyone.


01-12-2007, 06:08 PM

I love the picture of Melissa & Chloe - it is really cute.


Are they your children Amanda ?

Twins ???? :confused:

01-12-2007, 06:16 PM
You are confusing me now Susan!!

I think the girls are Mandy's (Nannan) grandchildren and if I remember rightly twins are on the way!!

Amanda xx

01-12-2007, 06:27 PM
ooops sorry I knew that didnt I ... LOL

still getting used to the new site and tools not sure how to reply 100 % yet to a post ....LOL :)

01-12-2007, 08:03 PM
Thanks for the site nannan

I have 2 children who are left-handed and 1 mindee too so will definatly be buying stuff from there.

Thanks lots


Tily Bud
01-12-2007, 09:41 PM
Thanks that is really useful, I have two left-handers on my books so i will be making good use of this site x

02-12-2007, 12:07 PM
You are confusing me now Susan!!

I think the girls are Mandy's (Nannan) grandchildren and if I remember rightly twins are on the way!!

Amanda xx

Yes that is right - hope you don't mind me responding to this Mandy:)

Mandy's daughter is carrying twins and is due in next couple of weeks - she is getting really big bless her. She will soon need forklift truck to get her out of the chair;)


02-12-2007, 12:21 PM
I didn't know you could get left-handed pens!

You learn something new every day - may get my mum one for Christmas she'll be amazed!

Thank you, I'm going to add it to my favourites!

Lorri x

02-12-2007, 12:25 PM
of course I dont mind Dee, yes we are now on count down with the twins, my daughter was at the hospital on Friday and all is going well, the twins are now both over four pounds, and doing sooo well, next appointment at the hospital is the 14th, (if they havent arrived before then,) to make arrangements to go in on the 17th to have them. I will keep you posted on this one.

02-12-2007, 12:54 PM
Lots of Loe to your daughter on the imminent arrival of twins, how exciting for you all, has you daughter picked any names yet ???


02-12-2007, 01:52 PM
yes she has, granddad isnt too keen, but he will get used to them, she has already got her twins on board sticker with the babies names on, they are going to be called TYLER, and DANIEL lets hope the hospital hasnt made a mistake and she is having two boys, :D :D nanny cant wait till she gets her arms around them both, really excited, I've told them I am on hand between 8am and 6pm, then they are on they own, nanny needs her beauty sleep

sorry Lori, forgot to say that you mum would probably love one of the pens, I have a cartridge one that I'm now using and it writes beautiful, no smudging, and with the nib designed for left-handers it flows lovely

02-12-2007, 01:56 PM
:) oh how exciting, let us know when they arrive :)

02-12-2007, 01:58 PM
I will, depending on the time, if I cant get to the computer I will ask Dee to let everyone know :)