Disablility · Writing

#Whydisabledpeopledropout: My experience of ableism and discrimination in higher education

This is in response to the article in sick Magazine and the #Whydisabledpeopledropout here’s my own horrid experience of discrimination in higher education. In 2018 I got accepted to study creative writing at my local university. I was given an accessible room, hoists and adapted kitchen, even a note taker and automatic doors to my… Continue reading #Whydisabledpeopledropout: My experience of ableism and discrimination in higher education

Writing

Hola! Estoy Muy Ocupado (hello I am very busy!)

Hello everyone, Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately, I’ve been busy writing the second novel of my Carefree and Consequences series (please see book one available on Amazon on blog main menu, if you like historical romance particularly set in the 1950s then this book is for you so please buy, review and spread… Continue reading Hola! Estoy Muy Ocupado (hello I am very busy!)

Writing

Book review: Lessons by Jenny Colgan

Plot (from Amazon): Lessons is the third novel in Jenny Colgan's beloved Maggie Adair series. As the summer holidays start, scandal hits Downey House. The attraction between Maggie Adair, the fiery, committed English teacher at Downey House and David McDonald, a teacher at the local boys' school, has escalated - and now both are facing… Continue reading Book review: Lessons by Jenny Colgan

Disablility · Writing

The Forgotten Children of Romania

Watching this documentary on Channel 5 about finding a home for Romanian disabled children and I'm not ashamed to say I'm crying! So grateful I live in the UK and have fantastic care and facilities, unlike these children through no fault of their own. END INSTITUTIONALISATION! Everybody has a right to a good quality of… Continue reading The Forgotten Children of Romania

DIY · Entertainment · food · Halloween · Writing

The best autumn hot chocolate recipes with Halloween cookies

https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/homemade-hot-cocoa/ https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/hot-chocolate https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chocolate-recipes/the-best-hot-chocolate/ https://www.fifteenspatulas.com/best-hot-chocolate-from-scratch/Here's a great Halloween cookie recipe too: https://www.delish.com/holiday-recipes/halloween/a28637917/ghost-cookies-recipe/

Disablility · Looking after you. · Motivation and Looking After You · Writing

Advice for those about to start high school

You do not need a giant rucksack You probably won't need the triangle thingy that comes with your protractor and compass. They lie when say you need a scientific calculator in your first year, more like year ten or 11. You do not need need to look like an oompah lumpa with your make up..… Continue reading Advice for those about to start high school

Disablility · girl talk · Writing

30 things before 30 bucket list

Write and publish my second book Go to Italy See Anastasia the Broadway show Pass my university degree with a first Learn to cook basic food. Get a tattoo Sing on stage again Buy a Pomeranian Meet John Travolta Break my virginity Design my own wheelchair Be on the Forbes list of successful women Write… Continue reading 30 things before 30 bucket list

College life · Disablility · lifestyle and Culture · Reading · Writing

Is Carefree and Consequences the right book for you?

Hi I am a student on the creative writing course with OCA. My name is Rachel I’m 21, Welsh and an author. In January last year I finally had the guts to publish my romance novel carefree and consequences with Amazon publishing. I was wondering if anyone would like to buy a copy? This is… Continue reading Is Carefree and Consequences the right book for you?