Blog by Barbara

A 9 year olds improvement to the Van Gogh style

PRIDE TAKEN A FALL!

I pride myself on being so bright, intelligent and on the ball for my age. Just arrived at the Boundary Mill, Sheffield. Drove without mishap along the M 1 but missed the turning off on the A road so wasted 5 minutes turning back. Parked safely and headed for the cafe in the outlet. AskedContinue reading “PRIDE TAKEN A FALL!”

WHICH IS THE REAL ME?

I have two personae connected to my make up look and depending on what mood I am in and who I want to impress. One is the Joan Collins of Barnsley look. Heavy eye shadow and mascara coupled with bright lipstick and big hair and my best more colourful clothes. The other is the littleContinue reading “WHICH IS THE REAL ME?”

TALES OF AN ELDERLY CARE WORKER. Who needs the care? ME!

Just to recap from some previous posts, I became a homecare worker at the age of 64, having retired after more than 20 years as a self employed driving instructor. Working in the most beautiful part of the country, the Lake District, took me to many areas in Kendal, Windermere and the villages nearby. AfterContinue reading “TALES OF AN ELDERLY CARE WORKER. Who needs the care? ME!”

A SCARY CUSTOMER

During my training I was introduced to Jean. Jean had contracted Polio as a young woman which had seriously disabled her. Now at the age of eighty she required a caliper on one leg and the use of crutches. I would be required to attend her every Thursday morning when her regular carer Jenny wasContinue reading “A SCARY CUSTOMER”

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    I try to use technology whenever I can and now always use the hand held scanners to do my supermarket shopping. My problem is not with the scanning of the barcodes, it’s trying not to drop the scanner as my hands do not have the same grip as in my youth. Of course the answer is to put the scanner in the hole in the handle of the trolley but unfortunately not every trolley has one!

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    1. Well you are one up on me! I haven’t had the confidence .
      Must make it my next challenge!

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