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A 9 year olds improvement to the Van Gogh style

A BIT OF A MISTAKE! 😲

For a few days one week I was asked to go and work in another very scenic area on the Cumbrian coast. All went well on my first day until the last visit, timed at 1 p.m. in order to make lunch for a lady with mild dementia, Mrs White of 4 Sandings Lane. I…

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. Asked…

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 little…

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. After…

WHERE DID I PUT IT?

IS THIS A PROBLEM OF AGING? From a young age I would lose my purse, often to find it down the back of the sofa. I used to frequently leave my coat in the pub and sadly my youngest son has inherited this trait! Then I acquired a car, so my car keys were added…

Don’t know whether I am coming or going 😀

I have not been very active lately with YOUTHFUL SENIORS! This was a because I have been so PRO-ACTIVE! I have been on my cruise and I wasn’t disappointed. It met all of my expectations. Great food throughout the day and evening into the early hours and the nightly shows were second to none. The…

GREAT EXCITEMENT AHEAD

I am very excited at the moment! I an one of those fortunate people wh really lookforward to happy events. My cup is usually half full which can be a blessing or not if things go wrong. I am shortly about to embark on a cruise. i booked it over 2 years ago along with…

MUSINGS OF AN ELDERLY LADY!

This morning I went to the local garden centre which has a large gift shop, smaller independent shops and a wonderful cafe with the best and largest selection of cakes and deserts I have ever eaten. I queued at the counter, selected syrup tart with a little pot of cream and waited whilst my Cappuccino…

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 was…

The Coffee Bar Challenge

I went into Barnsley Town Centre the other morning to do a bit of shopping and have a look round the market. I had decided to have a coffee and be adventurous and choose a new venue. I felt i had been getting into a bit of a rut favouring familiar places, mainly tea shops.…

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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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