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Episode 484: Back To Work. — September 6, 2015

Episode 484: Back To Work.

How time flies! Tomorrow it is back to work for me, after having had a week off. I had been looking forward to having a couple of days for myself at the end of last week as Miss Hap went back to school and Mr.  Grump was working. (Pah, he went and got Man ‘Flu which put paid to my peace and quiet).

The topsy-turvy hours that I worked are also over, so there are no more nights for a while. They are not so bad, it is just the lack of sleep in the daytime that I can’t get a handle on!

As I mentioned, I have been offered a new job which I am excited about but I have to wait for the security checks to be done which can take ages so I have to wait before I hand my notice in which is pretty frustrating as I just want to get stuck in now. Patience is not exactly my strong point, except of course when dealing with my patients!

Episode 396. Freestyle Writing Challenge #3 — June 29, 2015

Episode 396. Freestyle Writing Challenge #3

Thanks to the lovely Erika who has nominated me to take part in another Freestyle Challenge. I really enjoy doing these as it is interesting to see which way your mind is going to wander given the time pressures and topic you are given.

The rules are:

  1. Open a blank document.
  2. Set a stop watch timer to 5 or 10 minutes, whichever length you prefer.
  3. Your topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH YOUR TIMER!!!

My best vacation ever. this was the topic given to me by Erika.

I think for this one, I will go back to when I was 13 years old and the first time I had ever been on holiday abroad.  It was actually a German exchange trip that my school was participating in. We had students over here from our twin town in Germany for two weeks. They would stay in our homes, and come to school with us, really just becoming a part of our family. We would then go back to Germany with them and do the same.

As I remember it, I was both excited and nervous. My exchange student was a lovely girl and we got on really well. I remember the first time seeing the pretty little village where she lived. All of the houses were different and seemed huge. Everyone knew each other and they were all very friendly to me.

The first morning I woke up over there I walked into the glass doors leading to the balcony as I didn’t realise they were there! I was very reluctant to eat the food as well, as I was very fussy in my youth and didn’t even like eating in front of people then. I had no choice though as they all sat around the dining table to eat and everyone helped themselves from large bowls of food on the table. I particularly remember the home made strawberry mousse her mother made as I did like that! Of course I managed to dollop some of it onto the prisitine table cloth whilst serving myself!

It was great going to visit her friends in the evenings, I was introduced to Frank Zappa and Camel cigarettes which even now, always reminds me of those carefree days sitting around a record player, smoking, (They all seemed to have large rooms or basements in their houses where their parents didn’t disturb them)!

Word count 315.

Time 10 minutes

My nominees are: (Should you wish to accept it)






Your topic is






My first love!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Episode 268: Hot Cross Edwina! — April 3, 2015

Episode 268: Hot Cross Edwina!

What a busy week it has been, I normally only work 4 days per week, and what with one thing and another, I have not done my usual hours for a while. However, this week I have ended up doing 5 days and  shattered! I know many of you probably work a lot longer hours and more days, but I am just finding it tiring getting back into the swing of things.

Anyway, today was my last day at work before the Easter holidays. Miss Hap broke up from school yesterday, and as me and Mr Grump were working, got to spend a lovely day with her Nanny.

Work was of course busy as always, but we had a great team on shift. The patients were all treated to a hot cross bun this morning with their mid morning hot drink, which went down rather well. (It would have gone down even better if they had been given a bit of butter with their buns as they were rather large and quite dry-looking)!

I did go to the kitchen and grab a load of spreads and butters, but by the time I went around with them, anyone that was going to eat them had already done so! Still, they cheered up a bit when the Easter eggs were being dished out. A local charity had donated loads of Easter eggs so that every patient got one.

Two of my ladies in particular, had started tucking into theirs straight away. I jokingly told them that lunch would be served any minute and I would not be happy if they ate the chocolate and not their meal. It was so nice to see them laughing and happy, enjoying their unexpected Easter treats.

When I got home Mr Grump was here having finished early,  and Miss Hap came home soon after. Now i could relax and enjoy my two weeks holiday from work. Only problem is…my throat is prickly.. and my nose is blocked up….I’m all hot and cold! Typical! I always feel rough when I am on annual leave!

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