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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.

Book cover for the book Secrets by Jacqueline Wilson. Two girls reading a book and hold a set of keys each.

Secrets by Jacqueline Wilson: Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: SecretsBook Author: Jacqueline WilsonDate Published: May 2003Publisher: Corgi Genre: Children’s Fiction, RealismStar Rating: ★★★★ Introduction Hello, and welcome to Berg’s Book Club—the only book club that has a polar bear assistant! With university on Christmas Break, I have decided to use some of my time by reading. Oh, how I have missed being able […]

Bearing Disability: Educating Children

Many people worry about a child’s reaction to disability. A few years ago, parents wrote to the BBC about Children’s Presenter, Cerrie Burnell because of her missing limb. Parents with able-bodied children stated that their child was having nightmares and asking difficult questions but parents with disabled children […]

Anxiety is Not

A poem from Spitfire Words that describes what it is like to have anxiety, worth a read!

Bearing Disability: PIP Preparation

So, lately I have spoken a lot about the disability benefit, Personal Independence Plan (PIP) and it was suggested by my dad that I write a post on what the assessor is looking for. So if you have recently got a letter asking you to attend a PIP […]

Masters Degree: My weeks so far

New Campus…es I went to the University of Derby for my undergraduate and have returned for my Masters year. For my undergrad, I was at the main campus, a building that is designed like a compass—almost. Classrooms that began with E was in East Tower, classrooms that began […]

Lola Rose by Jacqueline Wilson| Berg’s Book Club

Jacqueline Wilson is known, and sometimes criticised, for writing books about children in hardship. Her book, Lola Rose is no different. It touches upon the violence and unexpected situations that some young children have to deal with on a daily basis and the fear, behaviour issues and confusion that this can cause children. Jayni and Kenny are no different, confused and hurt by her dad and lost by her mother’s ill fortune, Jayni and Kenny don’t know what to do. 

Bearing Disability: Food Preparation

As many of my followers know, I have right hemiplegia—a type of Cerebral Palsy that affects my right limbs. When many tasks in the world are made for the average two-handed individual, you really have to get creative when you have a disability and can only use one […]

Moving into Student Halls of Residence

Today, I’ll be discussing my experience living in student halls and my excitement with my new halls. And it is exciting. I moved into student halls on Saturday and I have a good feeling about this year. It doesn’t feel like my other two halls, where I have […]

Paws and Prose: Creating Characters

Building characters is one of the hardest steps of writing a story. Without a character in mind, you cannot tell a story and so it is an important step but what makes a good character? What makes the reader care about the tiny life you put onto a page? This post will discuss the sympathy, motivation and understanding of a character that needs to take place for the character to be strong and well-rounded.

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