Totally agree with what your saying. Fed up with being pigeon holed. The hours we spend trying to help others with illnesses like our own because a) we want to and b) we are not getting the back up we need cant be counted. Tell me that’s not worthwhile . Great blog
It was a long night and day yesterday in the UK with some of us waking up to the horrid news that David Cameron, leader of the Conservative party will be our priminister again for the second term and what’s worse is that there is no coalition this time so it’s pure Tories!! As a young disabled woman living in central London this is really hard news to digest.. I have seen and experienced how much suffering sick and disabled people have gone through in the past 5 years and as a young person I have seen all the services that were helping me live a supported and progressive life vanish before my eyes… We have been treated like the lowest of low for being sick and not being ‘able’ to work! We are living in a country where people automatically believe sick/disabled people are just a drain to society…
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Another little known royal lady who
packed in a lot in a short life..fascinating
Joan of Acre had an exotic start in life; she was born in Palestine, whilst her parents were on the 9th Crusade, in the spring of 1272.
Joan’s parents, Prince Edward of England and Eleanor of Castile, had arrived in Palestine in May 1271. The Crusade had very little success and the nominal King of Jerusalem, Hugh III of Cyprus, brought it to an end by signing a 10 year truce with Baibars, the Mamluk leader, in May 1272.
Eleanor having just recently been delivered of her daughter, Joan, and an assassin’s attack that nearly cost Edward his life, forced the couple to stay in the Holy Land a while longer. But in September Edward and Eleanor set sail for Europe , bringing their baby daughter home.
They stopped in Sicily on their way, before spending Christmas on the Italian mainland. It was while in Italy that…
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