The Next Big Thing – my turn this week

The Next Big Thing – my turn this week.

Pleased to see Helen’s new piece on her blog….The Next Big Thing is next instalment of the Lavender Road WW2 series – HOORAH!!

see

http://helencareybooks.wordpress.com for all the info

Snow last week (see my post) today it is like the Rivers of Babylon!!

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Snowfall – on 23/24 January 2013 it snowed – hard. We took the dogs onto Carningli and all 4 of us revelled in the snow, after our own fashion!

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Snowflakes, fat and magical,

Falling fast upon our seaside town

We hot foot it up onto Carningli

Hiking at the odd angles

Which snow (and sand)  

Demand.

Newport Bay lies below

Muffled now, the silence of the snowstorm aftershock

A swarm of starlings split the leadened sky 

The eery wingbeats of this huge flock

Mingle with tobogganists careering cries

Nearby.

Home, the windows glowing

Chimney smoke signals our duskening guide

And still, as moonlit darkness hits its stride

Stealthily, greedily,  it is snowing.


this is a really good article and thanks for sharing it Best wishes Marc

Whose Shoes? A catalyst for change in health and social care

Capture

It is amazing how a single tweet can capture your imagination… and that is exactly what happened here. I invited Ela to tell us more.

Thank you Ela for providing yet another wonderful guest post for this “in my shoes” series, looking at dementia from different perspectives. I was spellbound by this story.
I hope you are too…

Seeing beyond the image – using photographs to help care staff develop a better understanding of their clients

Any nurse will tell you, there are some patients you never forget. For me one of those patients was Tom Wood. I remember Tom not because he was extraordinary, but because he wasn’t. I can’t forget him precisely because I so very nearly did. I forgot he was a living, breathing person, with a pre-illness life, a family and a past. I forgot about what he could bring to our working relationship and instead…

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Lost In Translation? A little bit of nonsense really, but I enjoyed writing it and hope it might cheer up a gloomy evening (well, it is here in Pembrokeshire anyway)

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Cooked Flan in Llandovery

I saw Steven in Llanstefan

And ate a pie in Pwyl

Sang Climb Every Mountain in Mwnt

And Angel Eyes on Carningli

Dined out in Dinas

Ate sewen in Fishguard

And eels in Llanelli

Bought a car in Cardiff

Saw a cygnet in Swansea

Got ripped off in Conway

Swam in Welshpool

Laughed in Laugherne

Got wrecked in Wrexham

Wept in Torvaen

Had a haircut in Aberaeron

Was wistful in Aberystwyth

Hysterical in Hermon

Took a drop in Newport

Or was it bathed in Trefdraeth

Took a boat from Newquay

Spent a decade in Tenby

Sang in Treorchy

Drove a Morris Minor in Magor

Felt glum in Merthyr

Decided Neath was enough

Barbecued in Skewen

Mistook Skokholm for Sweden

Got evicted

To England!