"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

Working nights; free days – #3 – country lanes and sunshine!

Posted on April 29, 2019 by Sioux under General

Once my night-shift was over, I wasn’t able to sleep so took to the streets. I needed the fresh air, as client had had a particularly difficult night and I got very little sleep.   Making the most of a gloriously clear day, I set off in a different direction to where I had previously […]

Working nights; free days – #2 – a little bit of greenery

Posted on April 24, 2019 by Sioux under General

From Camden I headed over to nearby Regents Park, one of the Royal Parks of London. In the Middle Ages the land was part of the manor of Tyburn, but with the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Henry VIII appropriated the land, and it has been Crown property ever since. It was also a hunting park until 1649. During 1816-18, […]

Working nights; free days – #1 – foot loose and chilled

Posted on April 20, 2019 by Sioux under General

Returning to an existing client as the night carer meant I had the days to myself, other than relieving the day carer for her 2-hour break. If the weather was clear and I didn’t need to sleep, I set out to explore further than I had when I was last here doing the day shift […]

Old friends, new bonds – walkabout.

Posted on April 14, 2019 by Sioux under General

A visit to my ex-sister-in-law has resulted in a new bond being formed. We haven’t seen each other in years, and as she and her family have now immigrated to the UK, I spent a few days at their home. We spoke, we cried, we laughed and we walked. And a new, strong bond was […]

Old friends, new bonds and bed #76!

Posted on April 9, 2019 by Sioux under Green Door

A family member I haven’t seen for a long, long time has now settled in the UK with her family. An invite to stay for a few days didn’t go unanswered by me and once my job in Wiltshire was done, I headed to Bedford, where she is resident. This was bed #76, but as […]

The small stuff…..

Posted on April 4, 2019 by Sioux under General

  Spoiling myself while I was in SA, I purchased a macro lens. That was the easy part! Learning to use it, and being able to focus on stuff – yeah well, ‘nuff said. It will take some practice! Some pics with the new toy & others with my usual trusty 18-135mm lens, but if […]