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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.

The Permanent Bow

Recently, I told you the ways that I spend my DLA Care Component. This post gives a perfect example. Shoelaces. Most people – most adults – can tie their own shoes. They can wear whatever shoes they like, such as heels, trainers (sneakers), boots, etc. I cannot. The shoes […]

Blame Hitler

It’s funny what memories come back to you and when. Yesterday I was in the Bullring, dad and I were talking about how bad the traffic in Birmingham is getting – mostly to do with road works, and then I remembered May 2017. 16th May 2017 there was […]

A piece of work that has been through a writer's workshop

The Disabled Writer

I’m not well today due to a cold. I was going to write a post on one of my new pieces of equipment but cannot focus enough to write a decent post so I am going to reblog this post and give you guys a post worth waiting […]

Paws and Prose: Writing and the New Semester

I know I haven’t been posting about my writing recently, but that means I have been busy – Right? I feel I have been busy anyway. In this post, I will give you an update my screenwriting, final draft and the new semester. Final Draft and Screenwriting I’m still […]

Banded by Logan Byrne | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: BandedAuthor: Logan ByrneSeries Name: BandedBook No.: Book 1Genre: Dystopian, Teen & Young Adult Published: Febuary 2014Publisher: Logan ByrneStar Rating: ★ Introduction Welcome to Berg’s Book Club! As some of you know, I am doing the pop sugar challenge, one of the prompts is a Favourite prompt from the 2015-2017 challenges by PopSugar I chose the […]

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Care Component – What does it mean?

This is the second of two posts about U.K disability benefits DLA (Disability Living Allowance) and PIP (Personal Independent Plan). It is an article explaining what the Care part of the benefit is, the changes with PIP and what the benefit means to me. Read the first post […]

Elsewhere | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: ElsewhereAuthor: Gabrielle ZevinGenre: Children’s LiteraturePublished: September 2005Publisher:Square FishStar Rating: ★★★★★ Introduction  Elsewhere took me only a few hours to read,  and I am not the fastest reader. It is written by  Gabrielle Zevin and is aimed at children. However, I feel the book can be enjoyed by all ages. Here is […]

Mobility Componant – what does it mean?

This is the first of two posts about U.K disability benefits DLA (Disability Living Allowance) and PIP (Personal Independent Plan). It is an article explaining what mobility is, the changes with PIP and what the benefit means to me. So what are DLA and PIP? They are very […]

Fearless by Tim Lott | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: FearlessAuthor: Tim LottGenre: Children’s Lit, Dystopian, RealismPublished: June 2007Publisher:Star Rating: ★★★★★ Introduction Welcome to Berg’s Book Club! Berg is my polar bear friend who assists me in my book reviews. This week, we are reviewing Fearless by Tim Lott. Fearless by Tim Lott Book Review It’s not often I give a […]

Disability at University

I think I’m lucky. The University of Derby takes disability into an enormous amount of consideration, that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; they still have to stop their delivery vans from blocking disabled bays, but they’re very supportive. When you look at universities, there should be a Disability Team […]

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