Tag Archives: caring

Do you care?

I wandered through into the kitchen, snuggled in my dressing gown, to boil my own kettle for my second coffee of the day… an unaccustomed luxury. I am usually at work by that time, dragged reluctantly from sleep by the … Continue reading

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Robotic carers? What next? #carersweek

“Robots to look after elderly in care homes…” That was the only bit of the headline that I saw as I dived out of the shop this morning on my way to work. As a carer. Granted, the implication was … Continue reading

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A day in the life… #CarersWeek

* I woke feeling awful, a cold in my head, And with no real desire to get out of bed. The clock said half five and the day had begun As I crawled from the covers and peered at the … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog – In hiding…

We are back at the point where she’s losing the plot, ‘When she’s tearing her hair out and swearing a lot, When there’s costumes and props strewn all over the place And she’s wearing that panicky look on her face. … Continue reading

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Dripping with Drudgery – short fiction from Michael

Reblogged from Afterwards: Let’s do another month of M’s prompts shall we. Slumped against the cold brick of the station wall Darryl pulled the ragged hood of his coat over his head and twisted open the lid of the bottle … Continue reading

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Islands…

Over the past few days, social media has been awash with disgust at the note left on an ambulance window when the paramedics had been called to a dying man. It was a critical and time sensitive occasion and the … Continue reading

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My Dad’s a Goldfish – Don’t ask, don’t get – by Mary Smith

A must-read article from Mary Smith, for anyone caring for a family member with ill health or disability, particularly in the UK… It is truly astonishing the amount of equipment required to allow someone to continue living in their own … Continue reading

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Water babies

Angel fish was in his accustomed place where he waits every morning, knowing that as soon as I have opened the doors for the dog, he will be fed. Ani bounds up onto the sofa and sticks her head over … Continue reading

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The Disease of Being Busy-from ALK3R

Reblogged from ALK3R: I saw a dear friend a few days ago. I stopped by to ask her how she was doing, how her family was. She looked up, voice lowered, and just whimpered: “I’m so busy… I am so … Continue reading

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