University: My 20 Year Old Daughter

Regular readers of my blog will know I have written on a number of occasions about my 20 year old daughter, E, and her adventure through university and studying for her degree in nursing. Well my daughter is now well and truly in her third and final year of university, the home run you might say. The culmination of three long years of training which involves placements to different hospitals in the area where she has been studying, and this is also coupled with university lectures, and this final few months involves doing her dissertation which will contribute to her… [Read More]

My Daughter’s Trip To Uganda Is Not Going To Plan

Last Sunday I set off to Heathrow at 8.30am so my 20 year old daughter could catch her plane to Uganda for her placement in relation to her university course that she is currently in her second year studying child nursing. Our journey to Heathrow was trouble free and her friend who she was going with arrived with her mum shortly after us. So we checked all their luggage in and sorted out all the relevant documentation. My daughter and her friend exchanged pounds into American dollars because it’s impossible to buy Ugandan shillings in the UK, but after some… [Read More]

My Daughter E Is Going To Uganda As Part Of Her University Course 

My nearly 20 year old daughter is coming to the end of her second year in university of a three year course in child nursing, and she is doing incredibly well even if I say so myself. Her grades have gone up significantly since the end of her first year which makes me very proud of her. My daughter is apparently in a very enviable position according to a ITV news report I saw the other night on tv. Most hospital trusts throughout the UK have massive vacancies for nurses, so there should be no problem getting a job. Of… [Read More]

My Daughters and neo-natal 

If you are a regular reader of my blog you might have read that that my 19 year old daughter is currently in her second year of university studying child nursing. Part of the course involves going out on placement to different hospitals and gaining experience in all the facets of child nursing. The placement where she is just about to finish has been on a high dependence neo-natal unit in a large hospital. On a regular basis I have spoken to her and it has been a rollercoaster of emotion that she has experienced with little babies being born,… [Read More]

What my daughters sickness has taught me

It’s the early hours of the morning, whilst the world and everybody around me sleeps. I lay on a hospital bed awake next to one of my four year old twin girls, M. It has made me reflect on the experiences of the last few days. What these days have taught me is that no matter where you are, your children can be so very fragile. We don’t see this when they are healthy and full of energy. However it becomes more obvious when they’re lying on a hospital bed. It has also taught me to value every single moment with… [Read More]