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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.

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.

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.

Site Update on Little Sea Bear

This post is about site improvements that are hopefully coming in the future, including more on my Disability content to build awareness, give news and influence the view of disabled people. Who knows, maybe the stereotypes can slowly be changed. I am hoping the update will also be informative to people with disabilities.

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.

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!

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.

Icebreaker Blog —a blogging chain

This is a blog chain post that I was nominated to do by my friend and flatmate. It is a series of eleven questions answered by me before I nominate between 5 and 11 people to answer questions which I select. This task is great for new bloggers as well as bloggers who have been around for a while. It encourages you to remember why you started blogging and to keep you on track or to see if you have changed your mind.

Heidi by Johanna Spyri (spoilers) | Berg’s Book Club

Welcome to another edition of Berg’s Book Club where you can get all your book review needs. This week, it is Heidi by Johanna Spyri. A Victorian classic about a girl who lives in the alps and makes friends with a disabled girl. Like many victorian literature with disabled characters, this book contains unbelievable miracles. However, appreciating it is a book of it’s time, there are some comic scenes in the book that makes it enjoyable to read.

New York – The Street and NY Pass

New York City. In 2017, my Dad and I went to New York for his birthday and it was a fantastic, probably once in a life-time, experience. It’s true what they say—the sky is starless. It never gets truly dark, there is always a semi-grey sky rather than the pitch black that you can get in the countryside in the UK. And the city honks all the way through the night. Here is my experience in New York.

Matched by Alley Condie| Berg’s Book Club

Matched is the first novel in the dystopian trilogy of the same name. The series is written by Alley Condie and tells the story of 17 year old Cassia who lives in tyrannical, tightly-controlled society. Cassia is 17 and is about to be “matched”—that is—her partner is going to be chosen for her but something goes wrong. While all of Cassia’s friends know who they are going to marry…

Katy by Jacqueline Wilson| Berg’s Book Club

Katy Carr is an 11-year-old girl who once had a normal life until an accident left her paralysed and completely changed her life. Katy is now disabled and coming to terms with her disability in this book written by Jaqueline Wilson. The story is inspired by the Victorian classic, What Katy Did, but written for a more modern view with an important message for children, both disabled and able-bodied.