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The Longest Whale Song by Jacqueline Wilson| Berg’s Book Club

The Longest Whale Song is another Children’s Book by author, Jaqueline Wilson. It follows the story of a young girl, Ella, as her mother is taken into hospital after giving birth to her little brother. It is an emotionally gripping story that deals with unexpected illness in a way children can understand and is such a relief after my experience with Midnight. I feel that Wilson’s usual story progression is seen….

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Central Park in New York

My dad and I visited new York in April 2017, we went to many attractions and venues, we went to many attractions and venues, including the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock, all with the help from the New York Pass.We went on cruises, some of which came with the appeal of food and took an educational trip to Ellis Island—which was just insightful. Then there were the museums,  the evolution of humans in The Natural History but we still had time for Central Park. 

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Student Freshers Fortnight and Societies

Freshers. The first two weeks of university life where everyone is a stranger. In an unfamiliar setting. All searching for their place. Many, if not most, hit the bar. They get themselves drunk. Plastered so much that when they go to the induction the next day, their head is spinning and they have no memory what happened the night before or in induction. To lots of students, this is their perfect idea of fun! 

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Midnight | Berg’s Book Club

Jacqueline Wilson is a well-known children’s author. With over 100 books published, many of which are outstanding, it is understandable that some of her books will be under her normal standards and not what we expect from this normally amazing children’s writer. That is the case today as I review her book, Midnight, a story about emotional abuse, a teenage girl’s obsessions with fairies and running away from home.

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Bearing Disability: Parking

If you have a disability that affects your right side, you are more than likely to see the physical barriers in any multi-story car-park as you struggle to enter the venue, reach over yourself to press the ticket button or in some cases, you or another person will get out the car. This post will look at how car parks make it difficult for disabled people to access a venue and how they can become more disabled-friendly.

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Time-travelling Sleep!

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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Amy and 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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New York Food

My dad and I went to New York in April, 2017. Obviously, we had to have something to eat, right? So this is what this post is about. Breakfast, lunch and Dinner in New York City. With misunderstanding of no-egg breakfasts and customisable food, an unexpected race and the price of the food, this post is perfect for anyone thinking of traveling to New York in the future. Watch out for those large pizzas!

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My experience Choosing a Uni

This blog post discusses my experience choosing the right university for me. I discuss ways in which I narrowed down this important decision and how much going to the university open days influenced my choice. I hope what is discussed in this post helps you make a right choice but don’t feel rushed into choosing, it is a difficult and life-changing task, so make sure you know it is the right university for you.

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