Sunday, 19 March 2017

Smile and Glide


I don't miss nurse management. Those long days of fire fighting problem after problem after problem with little to no thanks and limited encouragement!
It's often a thankless task.
I was supposed to be working tonight on a night shift but offered to change it to monday night to cover staff shortages. The manager was grateful but didn't quite understand my sacrifice .
" I'll be missing The Walking Dead I hope you realise !" 
They smiled weakly.
Smile and glide I told them, smile and glide.


anyway today's blog is a big up for one of our dear friends Weaver of Grass who is going through a difficult , firefighting time of her own. A plucky octogenarian who always walks on the right line good taste and politeness, Weaver has been blogging for years about her gentle rural existence in North Yorkshire and her comments on our blogs have been always supportive , gently mocking and above all interested in what we all have to say.

We need to send her our love and support at this time


44 comments:

  1. Thank you for telling us, I haven't been a reader of hers but I still wish her well

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  2. I am a reader and have been for a year now, she really is going through a rough time, her and the dear Farmer. In times like these there is a strenght also in blogland friends, so many follows her and pray for light and hope. Thank you for making that group of people larger , John.

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  3. She is a lovely soul and I miss her comments.
    I wish she is getting plenty of love and support from family and friends and blog friends.
    Greetings Maria xx

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  4. I guess the top picture is of the hospital sluice room. No wonder the nurse on the floor is crying after dropping the heart and lungs on the floor ahead of the vital transplant. And is that the ward cat I can see? Rather unhygienic in my view.

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    1. ...especially as that cat seems to have been decapitated.

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    2. Knowing John's penchant for earthy descriptions, I wasn't sure what I thought it was on the floor.....

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  5. Take care on your free Sunday, your flexibility will help someone through a tighter spot. Sending good thoughts to Weaver.

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  6. I don't often post on Weaver's blog, but have been lurking and reading for a long time.
    I wish Pat and her Farmer much love and strength to get through the ordeal which they face.

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  7. Unfortunately for Weave she has been here before. She is strong and will get through it with the help of her friends at home, and in blogland. She appreciates us all very much.

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  8. I know the name, but I am not familiar with the weaver's situation. sending good karma to her and her farmer.

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  9. I have always wondered why with all the things given by life to learn from we seem to be silent witness, and never given the right words to share the sentiment, as now. I have been reading her blog for a while, and most of all enjoy her view on things, but as someone who has already walked the road she in now all I can say is I am so sorry, hold on to what you have now, and think that a good memory can only remember the good things. My thoughts are with her and her farmer.

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  10. I agree that she needs our positive thoughts and wishes. I've loved reading about her life in Yorkshire. -Jenn

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  11. I have enjoyed the Weaver's blog for a couple of years now, though I do not comment. Thank you for rallying blogland to send her some love and kind concern in her time of need.

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  12. I,too, have read and enjoyed Weaver's blog for a few years. She and the Farmer are most deserving of our support and concern during this very difficult time.
    I hope all these good wishes give them strength and some measure of peace.

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  13. I haven't followed Weaver but I wish her well at this time of difficulties in her life.

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  14. We are lucky to have met Pat and the Farmer a couple of years ago and echo everything you say. Tough times.

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  15. I certainly add my thoughts, virtual hugs and anything else that might help. Linda P.

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  16. I don't often comment on Weaver's blog, although I read it regularly. I have already sent good wishes to them both on her blog, but there is no harm in sending them again.

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  17. Thinking of Weaver and her husband. Her comments are always kind and that's the highest compliment that can be given anyone, in my opinion. May her kindness come back to her many times over.

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  18. Best of luck Weaver of Grass! *hug*

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  19. Always thank my lucky stars the day I found Weavers blog.

    cheers, parsnip

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  20. I follow Weaver's lovely blog too, and know she and The Farmer must be struggling at the moment. Keeping them in my thoughts.

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  21. I, too, think of Weaver and the Farmer daily, and wish I could do more. John, 'my Prof' is at the university here in Wellington and I think 'your Prof' would be able to work out his correct email address if I told you he's Bill Atkin..... Would you please email him, saying you're wanting to get in touch with me, and I'll email you back. I've been wracking my brains trying to think of a way of contacting you and this is the best I could come up with - short of telling the world my email address!! Thanks, Virginia

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    1. My email is jgsheffield@hotmail.com

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    2. Im a bright cookie......ive just emailed him x

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    3. You are too - and I've emailed you back! Thanks John. Excellent detective work.

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  22. I assume 'Smile and glide' is something like the 'Smile and wave' bit from the penguins in 'Madagascar'?
    Best wishes to Weaver in her difficult times.

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  23. I don't know her difficulties but sending love and positive thoughts xx

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  24. Thank you for the heads up. Good wishes to her and those she loves are flowing...

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  25. Thanks for letting those of us who just know her from her comments here about her difficult time. Best wishes to her and her loved ones.

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  26. Hugs and best wishes and hopes for Weaver and the Farmer.

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  27. I discovered Weaver this year, and what a great lady she is. Have sent positive wishes to her and the lovely farmer and so hope things will improve for them both.

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  28. Sending 'Weaver of Grass' positive and healing energy.....

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  29. an amazing lady. Sending prayers for her and the Farmer during these very difficult times.

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  30. All the best to the kind and gentle weaver.

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  31. Sent hugs and best wishes to Weaver

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  32. Walking Dead was great tonight. Won't spoil anything until I know you have watched it. Special thoughts and prayers for Weaver of Grass...

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  33. You are a good man John for sending this out. Weave can use all our support at this time.

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  34. I'm missing Pat's lovely posts on life in the Yorkshire countryside, and praying all will go well for the Farmer during his treatment. This is a very hard time for the both them.

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  35. I don't know Weaver but I hope she's doing OK. Where DO you find your pictures?!

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  36. I do love Weaver; she and I have been trading supportive comments in difficult times for us.

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