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Shannon

Hi.

Now you might be thinking why bother read my blog? But my blog covers a range of topics. I have Cerebral Palsy, am a book nerd, a writer and a student and so this is what my blog covers. Not only that, the disability side of my blog highlights that my disability doesn't mke me who I am, it is just a part of me.

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Bearing Disability: Parking Barriers Barring Disabled

Today I want to talk about two issues: Disabled Bays and Parking Barriers. Both are issues I deal with on a regular basis. One of them has a fix with the right investment; the other requires stricter laws. I have a type of congenital cerebral palsy known as […]

How the Halls Fire Alarm sent me back in time!

Let me tell you a story. One that will either make you laugh or question my sanity and it has to do with the first week of living in student accommodation (student halls). One student, a saucepan of sweetcorn and a loud, unfamiliar noice in this setting convinced a half-asleep me that I had travelled back into time but without the aid of a police phone-box camouflaged Tardis or a time turner.

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Update for Little Sea Bear—the improvement plan

This post is about a planned site update and improvements that are hopefully coming in the future, including more on my disability content to build awareness give news and influence the attitudes towards disabled people. Who knows, maybe the stereotypes can slowly be changed. I am hoping the […]

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Amy & Matthew by Cammie McGovern| Berg’s Book Club

Welcome to Berg’s Book Club where I will be reviewing the Teen and Young Adult novel, Amy and Matthew (or Say What You Will) by Cammie McGovern. This book is a romance story about disabled protagonists but quiet unlike any that I have read before, including Me before you. It is a light-hearted story full of twists and turns, characters who are not only disabled but also human and full of personality, and the struggles of that weird teenage/adult stage of life.

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Food in New York City: Eating At A Reasonable Price

My dad and I went to New York in April 2017. Obviously, we had to have something to eat, right? So this post is about the food in New York City: breakfast, lunch and dinner. There were many misunderstandings and confusions over the existence of no-egg breakfasts and […]

Choosing a University: My Experience

This blog post discusses my experience choosing a university and picking a course to study. In this post, I will discuss the ways I narrowed down my choices. It is hard choosing a university, three or four years of your life is at stake. So, if you are like […]

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Heidi by Johanna Spyri (spoilers) | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: HeidiAuthor: Johanna SpyriBook Series: HeidiSeries No.: Book 1Genre: Children’s Fiction, Disabled LitFirst Published: 1881Publisher: KingfisherStar Rating: ★★★ Introduction Welcome to another edition of Berg’s Book Club where you can get all your book review needs. This week, it is Heidi by Johanna Spyri. A Victorian classic about a girl who lives in the alps and […]

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