Not a difficult question for me to answer. Although this may sound strange, I have always wanted to look after people.
The other morning we had a 9 o'clock appointment in Torrevieja, so it was an 'up-and-at-'em' start to the day.
It felt like the longest winter ever: week after week of chill, driving rain, flood warnings and gloom. So the start of Spring sunshine this month has really been something to celebrate. Dandelions have sprung out of the verges, and fruit trees are fat with blossom.
Four years ago I decided I needed to do something to ease the loneliness of my retirement. I began working one morning a week at a charity shop which soon increased to 2 or 3 Saturday mornings a month as well.
Hello, my name's Linda and I am not a team player.
There is an oasis of peace not far from where I live. It is a Complimentary Therapy and Natural Beauty Centre called Beautonics in Old Eign Hill, Hereford owned by Wendy Mills. Wendy has very kindly agreed to be my guest today and answer some questions. She has also given me a voucher for a no hands massage worth £35 to be won by one lucky winner. This can be used nationwide. Thank you Wendy!
Living With Dietary Constraints - Tottie Limejuice Adresses Alternative Food Choices In French Cuisine
As birthday presents go, a diagnosis of coeliac disease was not top of my wish-list for my 60th.
There may be times in your life when you need care and support and this can be in a hospital, a care home, or in your own home, from a carer, nurse, Dr etc.
In the chilly winter months it's more important than ever to look after your health. Here are some quick tips on how to stay fighting fit and beat the bugs this winter.
Most of us underestimate how many calories a day we actually consume. We don't all have time to measure accurately with spoons, jugs, bowls etc. We often skip breakfast and then possibly eat two or three meals too close together to up our sugar intake. Without glucose, we do not have sufficient energy and our metabolism slows down making us lethargic and sleepy. Then another chocolate bar may be consumed for a sugar rush!
There has been a lot of discussion in the press lately about the state of nursing in our country today. Some saying that because nurses now have degrees they are "too posh to wash". I was a nurse for 44 years and a nurse tutor/senior lecturer for the last 22 years of those 44. During my time as a tutor I continued to work with student nurses giving patient care. I therefore think I qualify to comment.
Below is an interview I conducted with Andy Wilcox, a stalwart fundraiser for Macmillan.
We all hope that we can remain in our own homes for as long as possible. But if we do need to go into a Care Home, it is hoped that the surroundings will be made as comfortable and homely to the place we have had to leave.