Why My Freshers’ Week Wasn’t What I Expected

Image of Gem in mid dance

In the first week of going to University, I saw online that there would be a Glee themed event in the Student Union I wouldn’t mind a bit of that I thought At this point, I hadn’t met any friends yet. I only had one other housemate on my floor who wasn’t interested in going […]

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You’re a Disabled Graduate… Now What?

Gem Turner in graduation gown

First of all congratulations, it’s a hard slog and you did it! (if you didn’t that’s absolutely ok too, but I’ll save that topic for another blog post). This time of year can be weird, you can feel lost and not know what to do next. Any graduate (or graduand? I still don’t quite get […]

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A Ferry Good Journey | A Wheelchair User’s Experience

See what I did there? Ha I know cringe, sorry. So you probably know already if you follow me on social media, that I recently took a trip to Belfast from Liverpool via Ferry. You may also know that in the past I’ve had really bad travel anxiety. Taxis, trains, buses – you name it, […]

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Surviving Winter as an Achey Extrovert

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Those who know me in person know I am a #extrovert. I love people, chatting and generally having a good time. In the summer I’m on 99.9% energy (on my good, non-broken bone days), making plans and generally living my best life. However, at this time of year, I feel like a little hedgehog that […]

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Ello 2019: Cheers t’year

Happy bloomin’ New Year everyone. I’ve been pondering what to say in this post for way too long… so let’s just not over think it shall we? I suppose I just want to acknowledge that it’s a New Year and I’m excited to see what is to come. In my yearly post this time last […]

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Vlog: Demi Lovato in Manchester!

This week I’ve posted my first ever vlog, it’s a long one so get a brew – sit back and relax. If you’re a fan of Demi Lovato you’ll love this. If not, just watch the first bit and see me and Charben tackle travelling to Manchester! To watch the vlog – click on the […]

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Honest life update | PIP and all

  Woah. Its been a long time since I last blogged and that’s for a number of reasons so I thought I’d give you an update… PIP application In April I got the dreaded letter saying that my DLA (Disability Living Allowance) was stopping and I had to apply for PIP (Personal Independent Payments). For […]

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Video: My Favourites (in the sun)

Hello! Welcome back – and if you’re new welcome! This week I’ve posted a chilled video chatting about some of the things I am enjoying. As most of these were gifts I’ve not done the usual youtuber’y thing and linked the products – but to be honest I just had a giggle making this with […]

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Turning 25 | 25 Things to be Grateful For

This week I turned 25. Another year! Recently I’ve been seeing people who were in my life years ago. You know how it is, you’re just in the pub and you see that teacher you haven’t seen in aaages. The memories come flooding back and you tell yourself you’re not at school and you’re an […]

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Ello 2018 | The Highs and Lows of 2017

Right, I haven’t blogged in such a long time so let’s clear the small talk and get straight into it. The main reason why I haven’t blogged? The last bit of the year was a bit sketchy for me. The first reason is my health, nothing major just breaking ribs and the flu. Still flu […]

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