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#SoCS – Food — February 27, 2016

#SoCS – Food

Tea and biccies
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For Linda’s Stream of Consciousness this week, she has given us the prompt word of ‘food.’ Now I thought that this was going to be an easy subject for me to write about given my love for food. However, I have done many a post about food already so will have to think about a new take on it!

As some of you may know, I have recently started working in the community where I go out to visit patients in their own homes. We do all kinds of things from taking blood and giving injections, to dressing wounds. Given that we could arrive at any time during the day, we quite often end up catching people as they are preparing or eating their lunch, or perhaps having a cuppa and a biscuit.

Most of the patients I see are elderly, and some of them are very warm and welcoming when they see us. There was one lady who always offered me a coffee when I visited her brother that lived with her, and many times she would get out the biscuit tin, and on one occasion there was a doughnut waiting for me! Her brother was visited every day by the nurses and sometimes we would have students with us, but she never failed to offer us refreshments when we went there.

I was even offered a ‘bit of dinner’ a couple of days ago when I arrived at lunchtime to see a patient, Her husband answered the door, and told me that he was just preparing lunch (which smelled delicious), and I was welcome to join them for a bit of dinner. I declined of course, but it was so sweet to have been askedFor some of our patients, we are the only person they might see for a while, and they love it when we occasionally accept a coffee and stay for a quick chat. It is also lovely for us to feel so appreciated and welcome.

For some of our patients, we are the only person they might see for a while, and they love it when we occasionally accept a coffee and stay for a quick chat. It is also lovely for us to feel so appreciated and welcome, especially as they nearly always offer us  biscuits too!

Friday Free-For-All — November 27, 2015

Friday Free-For-All

Yes, it’s back! My Friday-Free-For-All has returned after a temporary holiday whilst I took part in NaNoWriMo.

As usual, I have chosen some posts that have struck a chord with me in one way or another, either they are funny, sad, or inspirational in some way. I then wanted to share them with you in case you missed them, which would be a dreadful shame. Please take a moment to visit the blogs too as they have so many more wonderful posts to offer.

From This Day Forward I enjoyed this post as it is something that resonated with me. I am certainly guilty of this and need to take the advice given!

Steve Says If you want a laugh, then you must head on over to Steve’s blog. This festive fun had me laughing my head off! I know it is wrong of me to laugh, but I am secure in the knowledge that some of my stuff could probably end up somewhere like this in years to come!

John D Eccles In light of recent terrible events, this post was particularly poignant. Such a small thing to do,  that could change so much.

Waar mijn pen ligt, ben ik thuis This was absolutely beautiful. so simple yet touched me so much.

So there you have a few tasty morsels to keep you satisfied over the weekend. Enjoy.

Happy Friday!



Episode 421: Heartfelt Thanks. — July 19, 2015

Episode 421: Heartfelt Thanks.

Yesterday, was a massive milestone for me in that I reached just over 700 followers! I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to be part of this wonderful blogging community we have here.

So thank you to those that come to visit, whether it be daily, or whenever you feel like it! Thank you for welcoming me into your own worlds and indulging me; especially  when I am having a rant, or a moan, or inflicting my rubbish attempts at getting to grips with technology on you! Thanks for all of your wonderful blogs that have had such an impact on me, making me laugh,cry, sing along, or made me think about things in a whole different way; thanks also to those of you that have given me advice on technical stuff where I had no clue!

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