As a child I was frequently told off for ‘staring’. I’d be nudged discreetly and sometimes firmly, mocked and told not to do it. I didn’t always recognise I was doing it, but sometimes I was lost in the staring – lost in the trying to figure someone out, trying to ‘see’ who a person … Continue reading It’s rude to stare..
*Jamie and Irene's names have been changed Driving home in increasingly thickening fog. Beautiful streams of light shine through the lulling mist I know at least three of the nine patients I have seen today may not still be there when I return tomorrow. ….They may well be part of the mist. And here we … Continue reading Misty December Nights
The first weekend in September, I had some work colleagues over to my house for the first time. One of them commented on the décor and said several times - It’s just ‘so Zoe’. She had presented me with a bouquet of pastel coloured roses and stocks telling me she got them because they were … Continue reading September
I’ve thought long and hard about writing this, in a time where there are many opinions, a variety of views, very personal challenges and hardship and grief that can be all consuming regardless of what has been lost. But I felt compelled. And it’s taken me a while to get it right...Oh and it’s a … Continue reading Covid-19 – my nursing perspective