I was in the process of renewing a British passport the other day and I decided after, to have a read through the leaflet that accompanied the passport form. I came across a section in it, written for those who happen to have a disability and i spotted a certain point which made me read it twice, thrice even.
I could not believe the poor quality of this particular paragraph in what is, such an important leaflet from the British Government, the HM Passport Office. For anyone wishing to apply for or renewing their British passport.
You know me, I tried to contact the Passport office to politely let them know of this poorly worded paragraph but they have not responded or acknowledged it, yet.
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I now have extremely intolerant skin which seemed to only get more sensitive / intolerant with each pregnancy.
This is the best piece of natural skin care advice I have been given so sharing for yourselves also.
The best thing for intolerance is to avoid skin care products and let the skin find its naturally healthy balance.
All these products suppress the skins own abilities to do this.
At most some Aloe Vera juice, or some diluted apple cider vinegar or some rose water, or some camomile tea, or some elderflower tea, or some cucumber water, or some diluted lemon water which are all cleansing, soothing and alkalising depending on skin type and severity of the issues and what feels best.
There are some nice mild, minimal ingredients Aloe products, or another option would be a hemp oil salve depending on skin type, again minimal ingredients is best, seaweed water is another really gentle face wash, witchhazel is a good possibility, or vitamin E oil is very good for skin.
It is most likely the skin is reacting to something going on internally and it is being eliminated through the skin which is our largest detox organ. Aloe taken internally can really help with this, cucumber juice, celery juice and lemon juice, apple cider vinegar water and bicarbonate of soda water are all good gentle cleansers internally.
Very likely your body is reacting to and trying to eliminate something like meat or dairy or gluten so while any of the above topical or internal options would help the best thing would be to find the cause and eliminate it.
Most service providers have long since caught up with the times, enabling us to book an appointment online.
Does your local GP surgery provide you with an online service?
It is worth checking with your local surgery – please see the link below for more information. And, if they do not provide an online service, why not enquire as the whether they would consider it? For the many, to benefit from it.
The one thing I have noticed about (British) sign language is how it is always evolving. How they signed in the 1930’s is different yet similar to today’s. Back then it was mainly fingerspelling at a very fast speed!
I also observe that there is no right or wrong way to sign a word, due to regional “accents”. Much like how spoken languages is always evolving, has accents and have adopted foreign words too.
I bring this up solely because I’ve noticed people continuously trying to correct a person’s signing “No, wrong!”, I have even ‘heard’ (pardon the pun!) that someone was trying to suggest to the signing community, not to adopt any foreign signs.
There are different signs to words like “Deaf” and “Thank you” today, to what I learnt as a child.
That same old drum is being banged upon once more.
Deaf people always seem to resent having to pay the full license fee to the BBC, just because the blind get a concession and they do not. In the old days, I might have agreed as there was evidently a real lack of captions and hardly any in-vision signers. Nowadays, the accessibility is there. And then some.
My father went through the very same motions a few years back, which my experience with, has prompted this post.
Any petition, past, present or to come, to reduce the BBC licensing fee on grounds of being deaf (regardless of how severe it is) and that programmes are inaccessible will fail. Without a doubt.
It does not matter if you do not watch the BBC even if it’s out of protest. If you watch or listen to any of the other channels or even access them online over devices, this is prescisley what the fee covers. That space. The fee is basically a tax, so you can watch or access any channels over the air space that is owned by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Better known as, the BBC.
It is extremely hard, to keep deaf people happy, especially if they love anything that’s free.
Here is a personal video from my visit to the (Bee) Hive at Kew Gardens, UK, it made for an excellent visual experience. I could also feel slight vibrations in the air from the low humming of the bees, of which if got louder and stronger, the lights reflected this in intensity.
Please do however visit the Kew Gardens’ website for more information regarding the Hive. If you do get the chance to go and visit, seize it for your own sensory experience, in more ways than one.
The flowers within the grounds of Kew Gardens are also, extremely photogenic. 😉
It is vital to keep our environment more friendly for the bees, butterflies, moths and other insect pollinators. For more information on how to help, please visit Gov.uk’s information page – Click here.
The other day I was concerned to find quite a passionate post, ranting about being denied the opportunity to watch a captioned screening of a film they particularly and most eagerly wanted to watch. They went as far as to complain to Cineworld because they felt as though they were “at their fecking mercy”. So not my words.
Then I spot an editor adding fuel to the fire by suggesting they write a post about the dispute they were locked in, with Cineworld – for them to publish on their blog. Surely an editor is meant to fact check first? Or are they just desperate for ratings…
These days I do not wish to get involved with anything deaf related because usually, it’s the brutal truth which people know but refuse to accept. They are happy in their dream world, assuming all is against them when the fight to break down barriers are sometimes of their own doing.
This current dispute with Cineworld is unjustified. Because I myself had been following listings not just from “Your Local Cinema” but comparing them with official listings by the cinema companies themselves.
Why would I accept a third person’s say so? I’m going to double check it and make sure it’s correct or otherwise. This is how I knew Cineworld was not wrong and so felt the need to inform the complainer, of my findings. That actually, ‘Your Local Cinema’ was in fact publishing incorrect listings on occasion and even listed non-existent cinemas. Some of which had long been demolished. I had been checking throughout the holidays as there were and are films we, that my kids and I, would like to see and saw for myself, the inconsistencies.
Double check, the information and yourselves. Try not to be so trigger happy, eh?