Showing posts from December, 2017

When the doctors surgery is frightened of being sued!

On Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th December 2017 my mum had to visit her doctors ...  Sheepcot surgery. A relocated surgery which is now on the new estate next to the Harry Potter studios. The surgery is an excellent example of a modern day health centre with automatic doors, ramps, lift and easy access tools to facilitate what is an ageing client base. As you will no doubt remember the dates concerned were pretty cold... -5c in parts and a heavy snow on Sunday meant that snow, compacted, thawed, then re-frozen poses a real hazard to walking. Much to my surprise on the Monday afternoon having managed to secure a spot in the disabled bay it was instantly noticeable that neither the parking area, nor the walkways had been treated with salt in any shape or form. Being fully able bodies even I was having to be careful not to lose my balance myself... imagine an 82 old on a zimmer frame navigating this? We didn't have cause to visit the reception desk on the way out so I though

12 benefits of not drinking booze in December...

For many the run up to Christmas is one of the most stressful times of the year, the rush for Xmas gifts, all the preparations, and, trying to ensure everyone's expectations and needs are met. For others the onset of December means finally, the beginning of party time and the fun, after the long dark and often dismal November slips away. This is the month where the biggest excuse for 'letting go' is wheeled out most often. " Go on... it is Christmas ". There is no doubt it is the month where most of us throw caution to the wind, with a firm resolve to make amends in our new years resolution! There are however some good benefits to us if we don't just 'go along' with the Christmas roller coaster relating to booze... here are some of my thoughts... although let me make it clear, I have done my fair share of drinking at Christmas in the past... now though I see things a bit differently... Age probably! Below my top reasons for abstaini