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Wish I could enter Peppa Pig wall sticker competition. As great prize. Also this is Peppa Pig week. Not on social media. Great when competitions are open to all. Looking forward to more competitions, nice that blog lets us know what prize competitions will be available soon.Rachel Craig
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Wondering what will be Coming Soon. A preview is nice ( a lovely treat).Rachel Craig
Just recently viewed / witnessed a truly Beautiful sunrise.Rachel Craig
Curiosity :- I am Wondering what will be Coming Soon. I love previews,, Comming Attractions in the Cinema, etc :- Wow, So Exciting! Blog can be so interesting, I love when you share arts and crafts, learning activities, outings, adventures, etc. Thanks!Rachel Craig
I recently watched a tv programme in which Fern Britton shared her experience of having had sepsis in 2016. She thanked the staff (NHS :- National Health Services) who she stated had saved her life. She spoke to the Consultant, and asked her how she managed to determine the diagnosis :- Which then led to plan /s and interventions which provided cure, and saved Fern.The Consultant stated that she had been taught the Three W's in regards to Sepsis :- Wind, Water and Wound. Having heard that Fern had recently had an operation (hysterectomy) , thus then knowing and thinking of Wound :- She considered Sepsis as a possible diagnosis.Made me wonder what Aftercare Advice are patients given post-operatively. As has there not been recent campaigns to increase Awareness of Sepsis. Maybe a Review is necessary.The Consultant explained to Fern that the Tree W's related to :- Wind :- Lungs ; Water :- Urinary tract; Wound :- Post-operative, Trauma. These being the possible initial site /s of infection. Wondering how aware clients,, patients, parents, Carers, Public are in regards to Risk Factors. What to look out for. When to seek Medical attention, and how to do so, aiming to give important relevant information in a clear, concise, and timely manner. As prompt appropriate diagnosis and treatment is essential, and impacts on outcomes.Fern Britton I believe is a Great Presenter. Maybe she will join the Campaign to increase Awareness of Sepsis. I believe she could be a Great Ambassador, people are likely to listen to her, and she could make a positive impact.Rachel Craig
Community Spirit.Rachel Craig
Loving the selection of subjects covered and great competitions too.
Care in the Community :- What does it consist of. Neighbours used to know one another years ago. As lifestyle were different. Older people could be assisted by friends and relatives who lived nearby. Maybe some shopping, etc.British Royal family seems to have plans to have "the firm" living nearby:- Whithin Kensington Palace, or near abouts. Why? As seems there must be reasons for this forward planning.Yet surely those who are poor :- Whether it be financially, Health, Spirit, Energy, Security, Safety, etc. Are those who require a Wealthy, Healthy, Spiritual, Energetic, Secure, Safe, Environment / Community / Network. Much needs to be done to improve the Wellbeing, Welfare, of Communities. Community Spirit, Community Bonding, Employment, Leisure, Recreational Opportunities, etc.Rachel Craig
Mike Astley has bought House of Fraser stores. What will this mean for the employees of these stores. Given his history :- Billionaire. Employer who employees individuals on zero hours contracts (work contract with no guaranteed hours of work :- Does this mean employees expected to be constantly available for work with this employer. Yet no guaranteed income? Food, Shelter ( a flat, house, home), etc, etc :- As these cost money.) Homelessness. Starvation. Poverty.Risk of increasing crime rate ( Dickenson's time, some had to steal from market stall (e.g. Apple). Yet if / when caught and reprimanded :- Sent to Prison for theft. Criminal record :- Employers not keen to employ criminal / ex- criminal. What is Mike Astley and similar Employers impacting onto Society / Communities.Meanwhile some others who have finances :- Billionaires, Millionaires, etc are practising Philanthropy:- In an attempt to improve Communities.Morals Matter.Rachel Craig
Mike Ashley. Who owns Sports Direct.Rachel Craig
Meant Dickens i.e. Charles Dickens.Rachel Craig
Philanthropy :- Does it exist? Examples welcome. As historically apparently rich people paid for parks, hospitals, monuments, etc. Often their name would be on plaques and monuments etc. Andrew Carnegie is one example of a historical philanthropist, any more. What about any modern day Philanthropists?Rachel Craig
Recently watched Who Do You Think You Are? :- Robert Rinder (Judge Robert Rinder). An episode that is really worth watching. For me seems to support the saying "Experience Maketh the Man ". How I hope that people can live in harmony, build communities. Be kind. Offer Employment (living wage, fair employment conditions,etc). Offer Opportunities.Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs shows basic needs, which when added to can enable an individual to Reach their Potential :- Just as is mentioned via TV ( Government) adverts ( which do not mention means of Reaching Potential, which surely must be via Opportunities).Some of Robert's relatives had hard times which had an impact. Yet one that through Opportunity following great harshness led to better looking for future generations. Still the memories must have lived on within him (unspoken memories). Which Robert uncovers during his investigations.Enlightening programme.Rachel Craig
Looking should be Living. As Robert was exploring / investigating his Great - Grandfather's life history. He also investigated Grandfather on the other side of the family. Who unfortunately suffered ill health following negative childhood experience ( the memories likely returned in adulthood). Though health treatment was sought, he never recovered. Maybe due to limitations of the time / times.Seems Social Life, Community Life is important in Shaping our future. Influences our Health, Wellbeing, etc.Rachel Craig
Wondering if Aretha Franklin legacy is that she reached her Potential. What a Wonderful singer. People will continue to enjoy listening to her songs for ever.Will her descendants recieive a fee from future sales of her songs? If so, then she has left an ongoing financial legacy for her family / descendants. Maybe they also may be able to reach their Potential. Through having access to some finances which can act as an enabler / enablement.Thankfully Aretha was able to make use of her Wonderful voice and love of music.Rachel Craig
Tonight's News mentioned Funeral Poverty. Seems such a dilemma / ISSUE for an individual / family / group / community to be left with. Death can have a huge impact :- Grief takes time to deal with, it is a process. Debt related to the loss ( Bereavement) can be an added element to deal with. Death itself can be a natural process, unexpected, tragic, etc. Circumstances can vary so much.Bevan had planned and hoped Care to be "From Cradle to Grave ". Including basic funeral to be covered by Public Funding ( Taxes, National Comtributions), Public may agree this idea (hope, plan) seems to be Caring, Compassionate, Considerate, and a worthwhile cause. All do some work (contribute), so that all can be provided with Care and Compassion in their time of need.Added "extras" could be paid for:- If so desired. Possibly through a variety of ways. Insurance, Savings, Investments, Gift / Gifting / Crowdfunding, etc. As individual may wish to be able to provide for a tea / refreshments for family, friends, etc. Family, friends, etc may wish to send floral tributes. There may be a desire for particular type of car /s, hearse, Horses, etc, etc :- These are all added extras.Later a headstone / tombstone may be sought out to mark a grave, and acknowledge deceased.A memorial may be a wish for some. Maybe a bench, a tree, etc. These are long term, and may remind us of the life cycle. The memorial may be of benefit to many, a community and possibly beyond.So death can lead to much financial costs. Yet a time of loss, bereavement, may be dealing with a crisis, etc.May be that for some all this is too much, bereavement process inhibited / interrupted through so much to deal with. This surely may well lead to Depression. Health surely is important and should be supported and encouraged.Funeral Debt I hope is something which our Government eradicates. Rachel Craig
Searching for Mum :- TV programme, a series on BBC 2. I was saddened to see woman visiting graveside in India. She was looking for her birth parents graves. Luckily she had found assistance, yet she was upset, saddened and crying at the results she found. Mother's grave had cross, but not her mum's name. Interpreter told her meaning of what was written on the cross. They then went onto seek out her birth father's grave. She initially thought there was an error. As grave marker / stone gave information of another person. On discussion with assistant:- She was told after her birth father's burial, burial plot sold on, and the person mentioned was buried in the plot. Seems "Paupers graves ", reason for no mention of (birth parents) their remains being buried there. Background and Family History can be important to people / individuals. Can recall watching "Who Do You Think You Are?". Some people / Celebrities have found graves of family members:- No grave marker / stone. They also were saddened and emotional at such circumstances / findings.Searching for Mum is interesting, seems to be visiting a different country each week. Week 1 was Stri Lanka. Week 2 India. Rachel Craig
Nice that Prince Philip has managed to get to Balmoral. Maybe the Royal Family will spend some family time with the Queen there. Prior to returning to Nursery, School, Employment, Royal Duties, Etc following Summer Holiday Season.Wonder if they include pets, or leave them behind to be cared for. As pets can be so much part of family life, and good for children:- Instill a sense of Responsibility, Caring, Respect, Unconditional Love, etc. Rachel Craig
Have been watching Royal Recipes on BBC 1. Oh! I do feel hungry, the food looked so delicious, nutritious , filling / satisfying. Rachel Craig
As I previously mentioned have enjoyed watching Royal Recipes on BBC 1. Have been wondering if the Royal family/ ies make use of local produce. As I believe it has been mentioned that there were some plans for Kate Middleton to have vegetable plot. Wondering who sees to any plots / plants whilst the Royal family are otherwise occupied (e.g. Royal duties, abroad, school / nursery run, pregnant, maternity leave, charitable events, attending polo match, Christening, family wedding, on holiday, etc, etc). As seems Kate and members of the Royal family have little to no time to tend to vegetable plot, etc.They may have staff who regularly tend to plot / plants. Would be nice to acknowledge work done, and by whom. Opportunity for the children to learn from those with knowledge, skills and experience :- Those regularly tending the plants.Can recall a family friend who made use of a small piece of land at the side of his home to grow potatoes. He was very successful in doing so. He occasionally tried growing other vegetables, which unfortunately weren't as successful. His family benefited from his hobby and working the land.Rachel Craig
10 / 09 /2018 Suicide Prevention Day.Online information states aim is to increase Awareness.Rachel Craig
September is Pain Awareness Month.Rachel Craig
I was Delighted at story / news told on Channel 5 News at 5 Friday 14/09/2018. A Teaching Assistant had started a Project involving her students :- She named the project "Downright Beautiful ". She photographed them modelling, which they loved. They have Downs Syndrome, and they enjoyed the opportunity that they were given. The photographs look great, as they all look so happy :- Smiling.Rachel Craig
Grandparents Day :- Sunday 07th October 2018.Rachel Craig
Heard on the news that this week is :- National Work / Life Balance Week.Rachel Craig
10/10/2018 World Porridge Day.Rachel Craig
Old People's Home For 4 Year Olds, Channel 4 :- Interesting programme.Rachel Craig
Recent reading :- All That Remains A Life in Death by Sue Black. Interesting adult read.Rachel Craig
All Hallows' Eve.Rachel Craig
All Saints Day.Rachel Craig
Day of the Innocents.Rachel Craig
November 02nd 2018 Day of the Dead ( Mexico) Celebrate Ancestors.Rachel Craig
Saturday 03rd November 2018 National Sandwich Day.Rachel Craig
Church service today :- All Saints Day ( which was 01 November).Rachel Craig
11/11/2018 Remembrance Sunday ( 100 years)Rachel Craig
Tv news stated that this is anti - bullying week.Rachel Craig
Hoping now that Prince Charles is officially 70 years old ( his birthday being 14th November) that the Celebrations and news reports of his 70th birthday being this year ends. News is only new the first time, seems like news reports and Celebrations started in January 2018.Rachel Craig