WELL DONE ! St Peters Hospice scrapbook page
I love doing the scrapbook challenges of CSI (Color, Stories and Inspiration). One of their latest case files was this one:
Here is my solution to case file 150, which had subtle Christmassy colors. But as Christmas this year was a non-event for us, I have no photo memories to share. Instead an image of my three colleagues.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to ‘get messy’ and to that end I have modestly splashed some paint around on my black page. Well, I’ve got to start somewhere!
I’ve used the Sketchability sketch nr 130. (No idea if it is a recent one but Lynette Jacobs used it and I liked it, so...)
I’ve used all the colours and quite a few bits of evidence: dots (sorry, I don’t know what Swiss dots are), arrows, a banner, holiday accents, decorative border, a (crooked haha) ribbon, I heat embossed the word ‘lovely’, and there are two pompoms. The testimony is inspired by Bzoink prompt: ”Have you ever seen a dead person”.
The journaling hides behind the photo and can be pulled out. It reads:
“I read through the Bzoink prompt for some inspiration and I came across the prompt: “Have you ever seen a dead person?” That’s a pretty grimm concept but strangely enough it was part of my work. For the last 22 years of my nursing career I worked at a hospice for people with a terminal disease. We help them get on top of nasty symptoms (we specialize in pain control and symptom control) and help the family cope, and we sort out complicated social scenarios. (amongst other things). It is a great job, in a positive atmosphere, full of laughter and joy. Part of my job was being with the patient and their loved ones at the end of the journey. That was an immense privilege, as you can imagine. A very private and emotional time.
During those 22 years I worked alongside these three ladies. Pat Gane on the left, Paula Murphy in the middle and Jan (Janice) Little on the right. Jan was ward sister and recently retired after 35 years in the job. She very deservedly got a Lifetime Award shortly after (autumn 2014) and I feel very proud having worked with such great people.”
This is the hospice I worked at. It's St Peters Hospice in Bristol.
If you’d like to read a bit more about St Peters Hospice, have a look at this link: http://www.stpetershospice.org.uk/about/#!prettyPhoto
There is a delightful 5 minute video which is well worth watching. It’s a really lovely place to work.
Bye for now, have a great week,