On hearing the news, I collapsed to the floor of my hotel room, paralysed with fear & guilt that I should have been there, knowing she was alone that night. Janice was more held together than I was, I was stuttering, in tears, unable to get words out for a good 30 minutes or more, shock set in quickly, we talked for as long as we could, I tried to find an earlier flight home, but was unable to do so. It was a long night, unable to eat, unable to sleep, unable to think straight, unable to talk to anyone about what I'd just learned. The morning couldn't come quick enough, my car took me to the airport, I boarded my flight to find on my return Janice waiting at the door. She always tracked me on my phone so knew I was just pulling up, we hugged and cried for a long time that day.
I was fortunate enough to be working in Pune at the time of Dewali (about 4-5 hours drive from Mumbai), when one of my team invited me to their home to experience genuine Indian food and hospitality.
Today is just a little light relief to help distract from the dental pain I'm experiencing since this start of lockdown.
The following is my experience of the modern-day NHS. Before however I would like to acknowledge there are some really good people working within the system but are heavily constrained or scared to make the necessary changes within. As a patient, it is easy to see the NHS being systematically destroyed by poor management, and execs who are so far removed from the patient experience/journey their decision making is questionable…
Who here has watched the fantastic Cold War Drama Deutschland ’83? You can catch up on the series here :- http://www.channel4.com/programmes/deutschland-83 There’s a scene in Episode 6 where Stamm is on […]
Knowing my love of all things Apple and an impending birthday, a friend sent me what I think is the funniest birthday card to date. #WellPlayed 🙂
Possibly one of the most confusing traffic signs I’ve seen in a while. I shot this just before I was due to go on stage at a conference in Madrid […]
I chose to leave my ISP last month and move to a new service that actually delivers high speed 200mbs broadband… unlike my incumbent whose promised broadband faster than 3mb for the […]
Unfortunately I was a victim of crime at some point overnight. I’d discovered that my Garage door had been Jemmied open and the thieves stole two bikes, a Land […]