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

Same but different…. bed #77!

Posted on May 28, 2019 by Sioux under Green Door

Work was done for a while, so with my birthday road trip imminent, and Paul arriving in 2 days, I had time to chill before collecting the hired car and him, and heading out, on new roads, new sights and lots of adventure.   Although I had stayed in this house before, I was in […]

Quick trip to the country

Posted on May 23, 2019 by Sioux under General

I had a few days off after my night shift assignment, and was then to go to a new client, but sadly, as happens in my line of work, she passed away. The agency moved me back to a regular client, and I spent 10 days with her. In between a few walks, I used […]

Working nights; free days – the final

Posted on May 19, 2019 by Sioux under General

I was displaying some of my photos into a London Gallery and had arranged to meet the event manager at Clapham North Underground Station. After delivering my precious cargo, I headed off towards London, on foot. I took a route through Clapham Common, a large triangular urban park. Originally common land during the 1790s, it was converted […]

Working nights; free days – #6 – eerily peaceful

Posted on May 14, 2019 by Sioux under General

I have long wanted to see Karl Marx’s grave so arranged with the day carer to have her break later, so as not to shorten my day, and headed out early. I walked for the first part of my outing, passing by a number of interesting sites, but not spending too much time lingering as […]

Working nights; free days – #5 – fly me to the moon!

Posted on May 9, 2019 by Sioux under General

The Royal Airforce Museum wasn’t far from where I was working, and a fellow carer also wanted to visit the place, so we arranged to meet up. Besides a lot of laughter and fun, there were also tears of emotion as I stood under the resident Lancaster bomber – my most favourite of all planes […]

Working nights; free days – #4 – city walkabout

Posted on May 4, 2019 by Sioux under General

I had arranged to meet up with a fellow carer at Waterloo Station, so after a short nap, headed out into the glorious sunshine. Night shift definitely had its good side! First opened in 1848, Waterloo station grew haphazardly leading to difficulties in passengers finding their way around. It was rebuilt and opened in 1922 […]