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Goldfinch Is Not Very Well Right Now

Lovely Goldfinch came back to England with some form of cold.  He is a bit poorly sick right now.

If he were here with me I would spoil him so much. I would make fresh soup and bake bread to make him feel better. I guess to me, it is one of the most satisfying ways to express love, caring practically for the needs of someone I hold dear.

I would stroke his brow and fluff his pillows.  He would want for nothing at all.  He would not have to cajole or petition me, I would anticipate his every need.

I worked within nursing care for a number of years. I guess over eight years in total.  I have cared for many terminally ill patients and also older patients who had some form of dementia (goodness the stories I absolutely cannot share with you due to confidentiality!)

I find that my years in healthcare have nurtured a huge fondness for making a fuss of someone who is ill. If Goldfinch were here, oh goodness I would treat him like royalty!

In fact….as he is a few years older than I am, I have occasionally teased him that I will be his carer if he becomes sick or loses his mobility as he ages. Not that he enjoys me making him imagine the future decades ahead.

But I do mean it.  I wasn’t entirely kidding when I told him if he became sick and needed a carer he should ask me to come over from England to Australia.  Of course I would!  I can’t imagine anything more satisfying than supporting someone you love through a challenge.

I know I could do it.  I have cared for patients right up until their last breaths and I have always made sure that they get the best, the golden standard of healthcare.  It is a special role to play.  How much more for someone you adore.

Of course, Goldfinch is not that ill right now…he has some form of cold.  Although I should not belittle his symptoms because we all know how serious it can be for a man to be ill.

I am a huge softie, not like one of those hard stern matron type nurses.  I am the one who is going to be full of sympathy and comfort.  An exemplary molly coddler!

I just don’t like to think of Goldfinch being on his own while he is ill. Suffering in solitude is a miserable thing indeed.

Well…one thing I know always makes me a million times better when I am ill is sleep.  If I have the opportunity to sleep twelve hours overnight, I usually beat whatever is making me poorly.

I even have a playlist for when I am ill, with mostly quiet gentle soothing songs and music.  You know the kind of sleepy music that makes it easier to nod off. I just had a look through the selection of songs I have on my “Melodies for Maladies” playlist and this one was right at the top:

It starts like a lullaby, although it does become a bit intense and dire at the end!






Mad For It!

I have been tagged to take part in another challenge from Rory the creator of A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! and I have to admit this is a challenge I am very nervous about. Maybe you will see why I am nervous!

Kristian creator of Tales from the mind of Kristian has been brave enough to get the ball rolling. He did a fabulous job of answering the questions in the style of moi – for he nominated me! Have a look at his post – I love it!


question-2392158_960_720The post below is Rory’s original with the rules detailed:



Don’t answer the questions the way you would, but the way you think your nominated blogger would.

Nominate one blogger to answer the questions, but before you do, create 2 new questions of your own to replace 2 existing questions.

So I am so scared to offend or upset anyone – so I am going to nominate a blogger who lives no where near me! and I am hoping will forgive me for anything I get wrong! Plus, if there is anyone who is game for a laugh it is of course, the wonderful:

Bitchin’ in the Kitchen

1 If you could be any animal what would you be and why? Can you guess which one?

A fox…

…the brilliant combination of sass and cunning!


What would you do with the money if you won the lottery?

Lots of good things (I genuinely have a heart of gold) to help worthy causes.

With the excess I might buy a holiday home in Tenerife and make sure the nearest and dearest are looked after too!


3 Which cartoons do you still watch?

Tom & Jerry   

and Wile E. Kayote  



 Is there someone who wronged you and never apologised?


…she ate my goldfish!

…never stopped to apologise


If you had to choose, how would you want to get famous?

Celebrity cake-taster…

…you know in those baking competitions. Line up the cakes, I will try them and tell them what I think!

…or First Brit to rule America? So long as I am well supplied with cake.


6 Minus the popular holidays, which season do you prefer weather-wise?




….lots of reasons!


Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?

Just let either of them try!

If I had to choose, I would go for the bear…

…probably easier to outwit..


Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

Only when I have to tip-toe in the dark…

…to exit a prank scene I have just set up…



What is your biggest pet peeve?

Husbands – especially those who don’t replace the toilet roll


10 Do you read whilst in the toilet?

Since I am the bathroom bandit, I hatch plans for a prank to terrify the next person to use the bathroom…

…as it was probably him that didn’t replace the toilet roll – so he deserves it.