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Book Reviews, Bearing Disability, Student Life and more

Roast Dinner One-hand challenge

Originally I was going to make my bed one-handed but the video didn’t go well, it’ll be filmed one day. So I decided to show you how to cook a roast one-handed instead. My friend, Lizzie, suggested setting a challenge to see if anyone else can cook a roast one-handed. Feel free to accept this challenge. Just to make this fun, if you fail the challenge, you have to nominate five […]

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Coach Chaos

On Wednesday, I went to university to run my workshops. A workshop is a writer’s tool to improve your piece. I was getting ready to have a lunch break when my phone rings. I miss it because I’m in the library, but the person leaves a voicemail. They inform me that my car has been hit by a coach. Thankfully, no one was hurt. Unfortunately, it happened because my university […]

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Glasdrum | Berg’s Book Club

I know this is a little late – I had someone reverse into my car (more on that on Friday). Welcome to the first of Berg’s Book Club. Today, I will be reviewing Fiona Macbain’s Glasdrum. Fiona has grown as a writer since her first book, Daughter, Disappeared and I enjoyed the read. The writing style is third person limited, but from the point of view of several characters and […]

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Honey, Chocolate and Nerkles

Some of you may know that I am an aspiring screenwriter. The other day, I showed my lecturer my blog. He highly recommended that I put my screenplay from last year up here for all the world to see, so here it is. Honey, Chocolate and Nerkles Honey, Chocolate and Nerkles is a short, fantasy film for children about a young pre-teen girl, who is trying to fit in with school, but […]

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Berg’s Book Club

I wanted to give my book reviews a club name, so I decided to name it after my polar bear, Berg. Polar Bears are my favourite animal, ever since Chris De Lacey’s book Ice Fire. The way he wrote them made me fall in love with these creatures because I felt there was a connection between us. When I was 17, my dad bought me Berg, and now if I stay […]

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Room | Berg’s Book Club

This book has an amazing and interesting plot. The narrator is a five-year-old boy, who’s never seen the outside world. I loved this book. Loved the characters and how the majority of the book takes place in one location. The “Room”. The two protagonists are being held captive there. Born and raised in a single room, Jack has never been outside so Emma Donoghue catches his tone of voice and view […]

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Applying to University by Sophie

Another great post written by my good friend, Sophie. She often blogs about the struggles of a disabled student’s life at university. ON FINISHING COLLEGE IN 2014, I HAD A BIG DECISION TO MAKE. THE DECISION OF GETTING A JOB OR GOING TO UNIVERSITY TO GET A DEGREE. People’s advice revolved around employability. Some were advising me to acquire a job or get an apprentice, saying that employers look for experience. While […]

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ASK JULES

This post was written by a good friend of mine, Sophie. She often blogs about the struggles of a disabled student’s life. ASK JULES’ – AGENCY ENABLING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES TO GO TO UNIVERSITY, GIVING THEM THE CRUCIAL LEVEL OF SUPPORT BEFORE AND DURING UNIVERSITY. As part of my open day at Southampton Solent University, I viewed an adapted room, similar to one, which I would be living in. The girl whose […]

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The powers of the editing stick 

Is it a drumstick? A chopstick? Wand? Nope, it’s an editing stick. I know it sounds odd, but it works. So let me tell you the story behind my editing stick. Last year, I sat in on the radio module. It was a small class, perhaps a dozen or so students in the room.  Once, the lecturer came in with several chopsticks bunched up in his hand like a bouquet. […]

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