Happy Birthday Dad

To be read in the tune of “when I’m 64” Dads getting older loosing his hair Don’t tell him there’ll be a row Let’s pretend he’s muscly and still looks young Birthday greetings hope you have fun Last week he was out till 11 o clock Then clung to the fridge Can’t drink like you […]

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“Mum, shall a tell ’em am disabled?” | Disability and Employment

Gem in final year at school

Recently I wrote a blog about jobs and careers for the Brittle Bone Society which you can read here. In a nut shell it’s me talking about the fact that I didn’t really see myself having a job, not because I couldn’t do it – but that the world wasn’t set up for me to. […]

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Warm Weather Favourites | July 2018

Warm weather – something we long to have in the winter. We finally get it and after a few days we internally secretly are a bit hot and bothered aren’t we? I know I’ve moaned every day for the last three weeks but I do love it more than cold weather. Thing is with hot […]

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To lean or not to lean? | Disability and Socialising

Gem with Drink in hand

I’m going to put this post out there, just so you can ponder this question yourself. There is no right answer but I know I have mine. Picture the scene – you see me at a networking event, I raise my chair but I’m still lower than everyone there. We say hello but you can’t […]

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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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Starting a blog – What’s stopping you? | Introducing Inkbike.com

Recently I did an interview with the newly launched Inkbike – a fab new website founded by Kaeyo Mayne which talks about building projects and businesses from the very start. What a brilliant idea! I feel like we’ve all got skills and things to offer to the world, but it’s scary to put yourself out […]

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Like music t’ mi ears | A Review of Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Headphones

image of gem with headphones and looking at phone

When you test a new pair of headphones, speakers or any sound device what song do you pick? I choose anything that is by Queen. Ah the harmonies. Now – warning I’m going to be upfront and admit I was very kindly sent Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Headphones from Sennheiser to review so massive thanks […]

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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 | Top Tips on Public Speaking

Gem Turner in front of fireplace

This week I’ve got a video to share all about public speaking. I’m not going to lie, this is something I’ve always hated (you’ll see why in the video) but I’ve had to develop these skills for previous jobs and opportunities – so I thought I’d talk about the tips and tricks I’ve learned along […]

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