Category: Shannon

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 […]

Bearing Disability: PIP Preparation – 5 Tips you need

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 […]

Bearing Disability: How to Prepare Food

Do you struggle to prepare food due to a disability? So do I. My Cerebral Palsy makes it hard to complete two-handed tasks, but here are some work arounds. As many of my followers know, I have right hemiplegia—a type of Cerebral Palsy that affects my right limbs. […]

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.

Bearing Disability: Get a Driving Licence with a Disability

Are you, or someone you know, learning to drive for the first time but have a disability? This post discusses the issues with getting a provisional licence if you are a first-time driver, tells you a way to get out of the loop of “you need a licence to be assessed and you need an assessment for a licence.” It also describes what you can expect at the assessment centre and where to go from there.

A Guide to Choosing a University using UCAS

Picking a University is a daunting and scary task. Most students will only be 17, so for many, it will be the first time choosing something this big. I’m not going to lie. It is best if you start this in your first year of college or sixth […]

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