Good morning lovely ladies! It's T-Time! I mean time for the T-Party hosted by Elizabeth and Bluebeard. You can join the party by posting an image of a beverage (or a reference to a beverage). This is mine, as I didn't take any pictures this week.
It was the 6th anniversary of the T-Party and we are sending each other ATCs. I have been having fun making a lovely ATC for Sharon. I posted it yesterday and is winging its way to
Wichita as we speak. I forgot to take a picture of it so I hope Sharon will do that when she receives it, so that we can all see it.
My first postcard is a weird one. But someone had asked for maps of undergrounds from different cities. And here is one from Kopenhagen:I got this card when we were there last time. It is one of those advert cards. This one advertised the new to open lines in Kopenhagen. A new North-South line.
My second card is also a request. The recipient likes vintage travel posters. This one is from Biarritz which is in France, on the border of Spain and France, on the Mediterranean.
I bought this card in a little souvenir shop when we were in that area. (I never went to the golf course as we are not golfers).
The golf course still exists. I found some images on the internet:
My week has been focused on dental health. I have had the first of some dental work done, and one of my painkillers gave me a bad reaction. I'm fine now. Have to go back on Thursday to have my stitches removed and to move on the the next bit of work to be done. (Sigh)Every day we get woken up early by heavy machinery passing through our (very small) lane. The council are repairing the drain system. Brilliant. In the year of the elections, lots of work gets done. It's a shame we only have local elections once every 4 years!
Then to add insult to injury, one of my neighbours up the road is doing some major restructuring. It involves a lot of cement. As the big cement mixers can't come through our lane, they go to a different road on a lower level and pump the cement through long pipes to where it needs to go. We had a machine like that when we were building. It's fascinating to watch.
One of my friends in Italy, Marcella (a friend from way back) has sent me some old photos. And I have been reminiscing. Here is a photo of me (on the right standing up) with the rest of the staff of the Maternity/labour ward. This must have been in the seventies.
I don't know if the consultant is still alive. The girl kneeling in the middle was the cleaner and bedpan lady. the other two kneeling are girls that looked after the babies in the baby room. (no babies by the bed in those days. It actually gave the mother time to recuperate after the birth). The girl next to me is also a nurse, an enrolled nurse, which was a lower qualified nurse. I'm not sure if that type of qualification still exists. Anyway, when I was in Italy recently, I met up with her again. That was great.
Then there was the nun. She was not officially qualified, but she ran the show. Of course she had 40 years experience and she was fair, so she was respected.
That is it from me today.
Happy T-Day to all!