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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Freeman is living a normal life, but she is haunted by the fact that she is actually a character from a story, an unpublished fairy tale she’s never read.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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Bearing Disability: 3 frustrations

Person Patronising another: "Just takes practise)

Ok, I’ve been wanting to do this kind of post for a while now but feared I might get the tone wrong. I don’t want to sound angry, though this topic annoys and frustrates me. I want to build awareness. This post will be in a minimum of two parts, the second part co-written by a friend of mine and myself. Sometimes people who do not have a disability that […]

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Sophie’s World| Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Sophie’s World Book Author: Jostein Gaarder Book Series: N/A Genre: I don’t know how to answer that, First Published: December 1991 Star Rating⭐⭐⭐⭐ For the last four or five years, my dad has recommended Sophie’s World to me and I have never picked it up until this year. I decided to read it as part of my pop-sugar reading challenge and only regret not reading it before now. As the book was […]

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Disability Bearing Transport

The Problems with Public Transport.  Personally, I try and avoid public transport if I can help it. You never know what you are going to get from one minute to the next. At least—you don’t if you live in the United Kingdom. So far, I have travelled to Amsterdam and New York. I used their Public Transport without any issue. Both countries transport system are easy to use and they […]

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Paws and Prose: 3 Types of Antagonist: Bad Guys that Will Interest the Audience

Originally posted on It’s Me, Lizzie!:
In my writing posts, I’ve talked a lot about different types of antagonists. Today, I’m going to talk about a few more. It took a while because I had trouble defining these three, but I think I’ve got it down. So let’s begin. Make sure that you check out 5 Types of Antagonist and 4 Types of Villain as well. 1. The Crowley…

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Paws and Prose: Writer’s Responsibility

This isn’t a book review as such, in truth, it’s an essay I wrote for coursework but there are elements of it that read like a book review. So I have decided to post it here as part of Berg’s Book Club with some edits. This essay/book review talks about the writer’s responsibility when representing disabled characters. The books mentioned have been reviewed by me previously. They are Good Kings […]

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P.I.P: A Step Back and Force of Arms

Previously I wrote about my Personal Independent Payment (P.I.P) Interegation and my own results with the PIP process.  I saw a piece of news on my friend’s facebook wall about a change in P.I.P which will be good news to many people who have a lifetime condition that is severe or is likely to get worse over time such as Multiple Sclerosis—particularly if you are somehow successful in this awful, awful […]

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