As we depart 2018 and enter 2019 … lets do so on a positive note with Mike’s Cats .. and a dog now as well … :O
So I now present to you … Coco, Whiskey and … Lili !
Such a cute little pup …. settling in so well thanks to T’s patience … and the cats discipline 🙂
The Whisk and Lili are fast becoming big mates … cuddle buddies on the horizon 🙂
May they continue to bring joy and peace to our lives … much love to all my followers and peace for the new year …
Some of you might have noticed I have been silent/absent for a few weeks from posting. I have been processing a lot – 2018 has been a rough year; a love was lost, a few close friends/colleagues passed away (natural causes, in the line of duty and some took their own lives), work has been mentally & emotionally draining in The DRC with very little off time for rest and respite, plus writers block has hit me of late, although the writings that do emerge are filled with far to many dark thoughts & silent screams skirting the shadows of my mind. So I have withdrawn, not processing on social media, but in private, so many emotions & thoughts circle the shadows of my mind, trying to focus on the positive & write happy thoughts, but my writing is still skirting the dark.
I do know that there is light at the end of the tunnel and the progression of healing takes time, and one must just learn to be patient with one’s self, and allow the healing to take place. I want to thank the few close friends who have been there for me … Thanks T, and a few others ….
The Winter Edition for 2018, has hit the shelves, its live now on Ambulance Today. Click on the link below to download and read the magazine and my article on page 65.
From the Africa Desk of Ambulance Today: I’m dreaming of a happy Christmas
Ambulance Today Winter Ed 2018 .pdf
This magazines focus is on South America but even more importantly it is a memorial issue – sadly our Executive Editor and man behind Ambulance Today Declan Heneghan sadly passed away on the 28th of November.
IN MEMORIAM: DECLAN BRYAN DOMINIC HENEGHAN
There is so much to say about this edition and Declan, as he is Ambulance Today… read the messages of remembrance form across the globe … he will be sadly missed .
The article on Burnout: A silent threat in the prehospital care service (page 37) is close to my heart.
“A fascinating analysis as to the contributing factors is offered. The more aware we are of the nature of our obstacles, the better equipped we are to either navigate or avoid them!”
To all the followers of this page, if you want to see an article written about any specific aspect of Emergency Care on the African continent, or get me to interview a key role player, drop me a mail. Equally, if you have any news items you would like us to run either in our magazine or on our daily-updated global ambulance news website please make contact.
To my fellow passionate EMS friends across the world, I trust you are enjoying this journey, as we continue to explore this fascinating continent. Till then be safe out there and stay passionate – Enjoy!
Storm Clouds gather over the office … and then it all comes crashing down; thunder, lightening and torrential rapid downpours
The Plains of Africa … Big Sky
A small visitor and the road back to camp … with another approaching thunder storm, the horizon is alive with flashes of lightening.
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