Sunday, 6 December 2015

My thoughts, prayers and sixty quid......

I've always wondered about all the social media addicts who, on hearing of a tragedy, change their facebook pictures or post something supportive.

I mean, what good is that?

The digital aftermath of the Paris mass shooting saw social media users change their profile pictures to the French flag.

Yeah?  And?

The Minimalists brought this to my attention and, frankly confirmed what I was already thinking.

It's no good at all.

It doesn't practically help in any way whatsoever.

So I donated

£10 - The International Red Cross

£10 - The British Red Cross

£10 - Save the Children

£10 - Oxfam

£10 - Cafod

£10 - The Samaritans.

In total, £60.

and that's nothing, really.

It's not even a spit of drizzle in the ocean of need.

And yet, it's more than a lot of the "thoughts and prayers" crowd have done.

Friday, 27 November 2015

*Walks in sheepishly*


Three days after my last post, I was at work on Saturday afternoon when I received a 'phone call from MwK.

Dad had died.  Badly.

If anyone thinks a heart attack is a good death, think again.  It was agonising and, for some reason, bloody.

MwK is still traumatised as he was the first family member on the scene.

It's been a long and sometimes fraught, three and a bit years.

I've visited the blog and tried to keep the links as up to date as I could.

My contract wasn't renewed but I found alternative employment at the same hospital.

The inheritance was eventually paid out, the mortgage is paid and my current job pays all the bills.

I'm lucky in many respects.

I hope to come back soon.

Stay safe.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Goddesses!? Glitter??!! And Bubbles???!!!

Awwwwwww! I'm sorry, I can't join you in awakening my Kundalini energy, I'm *looks around in blind panic as words fail me* I'm.........washing my life force that day......phew! Panic averted.

Amazing what you can find at your local Sainsbury's, these days......

FW: Police alert, please read and forward to all your friends etc (fwd)

From a reliable source, I’m informed
Subject: FW: Police alert, please read and forward to all your friends etc (fwd) This has been sent by a member of the police force.
Please pass it onto all your girlfriends and family members.
Warning - Share with your sisters, daughters, nieces, mothers, and
female friends.
This Incident has been confirmed.
A man came over and offered his services as a painter to a female
putting petrol in her car and left his card.
She said no, but accepted
his card out of kindness and got in the car.
The man then got into a
car driven by another gentleman As the lady left the service station,
she saw the men following her out of the station at the same time.
Almost immediately, she started to feel dizzy and could not catch her
She tried to open the window and realized that the odour was
on her hand;
the same hand which accepted the card from the gentleman
at the service station.
She then noticed the men were immediately
behind her and she felt she needed to do something at that moment.
drove into the first driveway and began to honk her horn repeatedly to
ask for help.
The men drove away but the lady still felt pretty bad
for several minutes after she could finally catch her breath.
Apparently, there was a substance on the card that could have
seriously injured her..
This drug is called 'BURUNDANGA' and it is used
by people who wish to incapacitate a victim in order to steal from or
take advantage of them.This drug is four times more dangerous than the
date rape drug and is transferable on simple cards.
So take heed and
make sure you don't accept cards at any given time alone or from
someone on the streets.
This applies to those making house calls and
slipping you a card when they offer their services .

Sent with an Essex policeman's work address, landline and mobile number at the bottom of the mail, weird spacings after so many forwards through different e-mail systems and supposedly originally sent by some American marine forces fella.

Sent to me twice in three days from work addresses by people who should know better......

Trust me, in cases like this, is your friend.

If you ever get sent anything like this, do the world a small favour and delete it - better yet, reply and ask not to be sent stuff like this again - like the sender will take any notice........

I wish I had the guts to say Stop forwarding that crap to me but I have to work with them.


Sunday, 19 February 2012

Okay, from memory....

(1) The bile ducts

(2) The intrahepatic ducts

(3) The left and right intrahepatic ducts

(4) The common hepatic duct

(5) The cystic duct

(6) The common bile duct

(7) The Ampulla of Vater

(8) Major duodenal papilla

(9) The Gallbladder

(10) Right lobe of the liver

(11) Left lobe of the liver

(12) The spleen

(13) The oesophagus

(14) The stomach

(15) The duodenum

(16) The jejunum

(17) The head of the pancreas

(18) Accessory pancreatic duct

(19) The pancreatic duct

(20) Right kidney

(21) Left kidney

Thank you Wikipedia

Friday, 17 February 2012

It's been a loooooong week......

I'm looking forwards to the weekend when I can get some revision done........
.....on the digestive organs......

*walks away mumbling and rolling her eyes*

Thursday, 16 February 2012


You know that urge you get sometimes to straighten that picture or tell that random stranger that the label is showing out of her collar - yep, that's the urge I get whenever I walk past here.......

and whenever I see this........

You do know that's every flaming morning, don't you?

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

There are bad ideas.......

......and there are really bad ideas.

I know no institution or organisation is perfect (they did hire me after all!) but really? Does anybody think this is a good idea?


Thursday, 26 January 2012

That's telling them.......

.....and there's no need to tell them about the fare rises either........

Monday, 26 December 2011

Oh, for God's sake! People have to be told this?!