Little Sea Bear

Book Reviews, Survival Tips and More—By A Disabled Student Who Writes.

Lid Superglued Shut

Everyone has had that one jar or bottle that cannot be opened by hand, whether you are disabled or not. Because of my weakness in my right hand, I get that a lot so I started to joke that the shops like to superglue the lids to their containers but there is equipment out there that makes it easier for you. The downfall, trying new equipment gets expensive, especially if the […]

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Daughter, Disappeared! | Berg’s Book Club

This is my first book request from the author of the book! A thank you to Fiona MacBain for this opportunity. I’ll be honest, I didn’t have high expectations for this book. The title, Daughter, Disappeared just seemed like an awkward phrase and after reading the book I still think it deserves a better title. However, I liked the storyline and plot a lot. The story is essentially about a mother […]

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Moving in

Monday posts are usually places I’ve recently visited. As I have moved into halls this Saturday, it’s a combined post. Only this hall doesn’t feel like my other two halls. My other two halls you had your bedroom, a small, shared kitchen and the launderette was outside and separate from the halls so your clothes would get wet if it was raining unless your laundry basket had a lid.  It felt […]

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Get Ahead

I’m in my third year at the University of Derby, but many people have just settled into their first week here. For me, it has been the most wonderful experience – although I did hit issues along this three-year journey, I had the support of my family, my lecturers and my friends. Derby does a special event every year for new students called Get Ahead. It is an event where students […]

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Central Park

I know this is my third post on New York, but it’s a massive place and we did a lot. The cruises were fantastic, the trip to Ellis Island was educational and insightful, and the museums were a wonder. Central Park was amazing too. We hired a model sailboat and I spent my half hour making it spin in circles, slowly moving away from me to the other side of […]

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Freshers

Freshers fortnight at Derby is full of clubs. Clubs. And clubs. It’s disappointing for someone like me who doesn’t drink. I tried freshers in my first year, attending as many socials as I possibly could, try to meet people, make friends but I quickly learned my aim and the aim of everyone else was different. I’d enter whatever venue the event was being held, push past crowds of people – […]

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Midnight | Berg’s Book Club

WaterstonesI have to admit, I was a little disappointed with this book. I expected more from someone like Jacqueline Wilson. However, this book just didn’t have it for me. The story is about two siblings, Violet and Will. Will is adopted and bullies Violet to the point where it is emotional and mental abuse. However, this has got nothing to do with Will being adopted, he abused Violet before he […]

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Parking

Today I want to talk about two issues: Disabled Bays. Parking Barriers. I live in the U.K which means that for me the steering wheel is on the right-hand side – I also have a type of cerebral palsy called Right-Hemiplegia. This means that the right side of my body doesn’t work very well, in fact, it has the motor skills of a small infant so I often call my […]

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