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Bearing Disability: Cerebral Palsy Changing Temperatures

One thing I have noticed over the years is that as someone with Cerebral Palsy, I don’t do well in heat. And I suffer in cold.

My type of Cerebral Palsy is know as Right Hemiplegia. This means that my right side is affected and is prone to ache at random times in my life for unknown periods of time (I’ve had pain for three weeks at the time I am writing this post). However, it differs on the temperature front too.

This post is my experience with the changing temperatures with the seasons. Something I have not really seen talk about much in terms of disability.

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Series Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Originally posted on 酒吞童子:
Note: Like all of my reviews, this is spoiler free! If you haven’t read the series, then you’re free to read this review and see if it’s your cup of tea! It’s no secret that Percy Jackson and the Olympians will always be my favorite book series. I grew up with them, starting reading the when I was the main character, Percy’s, age. And they absolutely changed…

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Paws and Prose: Chekhov’s Gun

Originally posted on It’s Me, Lizzie!:
Hello writers! I’ve got another piece of writing advice for you today. Specifically, Chekhov’s gun—but also, Chekhov’s gum. You should be familiar with both sides. Many writers will be familiar with the dramatic principle of Chekhov’s gun. Specifically, it states that if you introduce a gun in Act 1, then the gun must be fired by Act 3. If you say in the…

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Applying for PIP: Our experience – part 1.

Originally posted on The Realm Of Silveryew:
Husband was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in August 2015. After receiving the confirmation, we knew this could help us as having the diagnosis confirmation would mean he could get more support such as through Remploy or through seeing a Disability Work Adviser at the *shudder* Jobcentre *shudder*. However it was not until this year that we were made aware by a family member…

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12 Key Tips to help you complete that dissertation: Guest Post by Urszula

Written by Urszula with contribution from other students Edited by Shannon While many people today are getting there #Ucas results, ready to start university—good luck everyone and congratulations to @lilymay23024 on her results— many other students are preparing for their dissertation. So with the help of Urszula and others, we have created a post to help anyone with dissertation nerves. Here’s Urszula’s 12 tips on: How to write your dissertation and […]

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Teeth by Chele Cooke| Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Teeth: The First Bite Book Author: Chele Cooke Book Series: Teeth Series Number: Book #1 Genre: Fantasy, romance, YA, vampires First Published: December 2014 Star Rating:  ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hi, and welcome to another Berg’s Book Club book review.  For those of you who do not know, Berg’s Book Club is posted every Tuesday. This week, I am reviewing Teeth by the author: Chele Cooke.   Like my other recent book reviews, this […]

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Bearing Disability: The Blue Badge Scheme

This post will discuss two Blue Badge related topics. The first topic is the changes to the Blue Badge Scheme that are due to take place in 2019—which will include the current eligibility, the proposed eligibility and what the changes mean. The second topic is about how the system works in terms of car parks and the PIP disability benefits which cause a disadvantage in the scheme. Hopefully, this will build […]

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The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett| Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: The Colour of Magic Book Author: Terry Pratchett Book Series: Discworld Series Number: Book #1/41 Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi, children’s First Published: December 1983 Star Rating:  ⭐⭐⭐⭐ I had two reasons for reading The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett. The first is the Pop-sugar challenge reading prompt: A Book set on a different planet The characters live on a planet that is shaped like a disc known as the Discworld, so I thought […]

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Bearing Disability: Frustrations of A Wheelchair user| Guest Post

Hi Everyone, please welcome Sophie who has kindly agreed to guest post for me today. She is a friend of mine who shares the same common interests as me—this means we bicker like two spinsters. Sophie is linking on to my post from last week Bearing Disability: Three Frustrations but this post is more about her experience as a wheelchair user. If you enjoyed Sophie’s post, follow her blog.  So, without […]

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Unwritten by Tara Gilboy

Originally posted on Books Teacup and Reviews:
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 Publisher: Jolly Fish Press Read Date: July 30th 2018 Genre: Middle Grade / Fantasy Pages: 200 Stars: 3.75 that sums 4/5 Twelve-year-old Gracie Freeman is living a normal life, but she is haunted by the fact that she is actually a character from a story, an unpublished fairy tale she’s never read. When she was a baby, her…

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