Well been back at work for a week. What a week it has been. Staff and patients glad to see me back but sad not elected. A pile of paperwork, e-mails and managerial jobs were waiting for me. Then Mon/Tues three deaths, they say they come in threes. The first one of my RCN stewards, the second I hear about in a Trust wide e-mail colleague from work and the third a partner of a work colleague. She rings me at home and we talk for almost an hour. So that is three funerals coming up.
Just got back in from seeing the work colleague who is presenting her usual persona. Could be a front or just that she is trying to cope with the situation. Took flowers and cakes, her work collegaues took somethign a little stronger BUT I was good and resisted. Just had coffee, lots of it and we talked. Well joked a lot, things like pads for older ladies and who wears the trousers. The rest is far too rude for this blog.
Before seeing her I went to my parents to check they were alright. There I met “Florence”, much to the disgruntlement of my daughters, because they had hoped to see her first. One really dissappointed because she was in Nottingham, the other was round Grandad’s within 15 minutes. Never seen her move so fast!!! “Florence” is my new niece. Now here we digress for a moment into dreams. If ever you thought dreams were just that think on this. I woke up a few weeks ago and told my wife that my sister’s child (she was still pregnant at the time) was going to be a girl and would be called “Florence”. Well I was 50% right she had a girl. But it could be argued that I had a 50/50 chance of being right anyway. But the name “Florence” well that was wide of the mark. Not that wide of the mark because my sister did not go with the celebrity names of wines, or fruit or animals. Nor did she go with the more usual names e.g. Paula, Mary, Jane, Susan. What I do find from the internet is that she has chosen a name of English origin and one that is rising up the popularity stakes. As for “Florence” well like all babies she is adorable, knows how to cry, but goes to sleep for Uncle David. And “Florence” as a name well that is Latin in derivation and means ‘in bloom’. With 34 varient forms I bet mum is glad my dream did not come up with “Fiorenza”