Afghanistan; has NZ negotiated a deal with the Taliban?

August 30, 2021

Dealing with Delta in the community: Dr Chris Smith

August 21, 2021

The many medical professionalss fighting the virus, protecting and saving lives around the globe


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Learning Disabilities Note:

August 10, 2021

Willing Yourself To Win

Just a quick add-on concerning the last 5 posts. It wasn’t my intention to paint a grim picture of the job I do or the people I help to support. However, I wanted to show the harsh reality of the working situation I face every day, but more than that, the difficulties some people face when they suffer from very severe learning disabilities.

It’s a physically challenging and mentally draining profession and even though the gentlemen I help to support robably have little understanding of their predicament, it doesn’t mean I don’t feel sympathy for them, because I do.

It makes me appreciate what I have.

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Meals on Wheels still delivering 70 years on

July 25, 2021

Meals on Wheels still delivering 70 years on

There are 3000 volunteer drivers around the country, with 12,000 meals going out each week. All unsung, quiet heroes …lovely people in the community.


Helping Those With Learning Disabilities

July 9, 2021

Willing Yourself To Win

So, I help to care for several gentlemen with extremely severe learning disabilities. Sometimes, it’s very stressful, sometimes it’s a little boring and a little tragic, but more often than not, it’s very entertaining. Please don’t think of me as a cold or callous person because I’ve used the term ‘Entertaining ‘. (Without maintaining a sense of humour, I couldn’t do this type of work) I’m referring to some of the outrageous things they get up to as unintentionally comical. I should point out that their levels of challenging behaviours fluctuate, and are often dependant on the time of day or night, the weather, their medication and how members of staff communicate with them.

One of the gentlemen, when he doesn’t have to leave the house, does very little activity throughout the day, apart from occasionally attempting to hand his carer a freshly laid nugget, if you get my meaning?!…

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Red Line

July 4, 2021

Doctors Without Borders

June 29, 2021

Doctors Without Borders | DWB – Aid To Those Who Need It Most ·

Dr Chris Smith: Covid-19 science news

June 25, 2021

The medical professionals helping so many people around the globe


Cambridge University consultant clinical virologist Dr Chris Smith joins us with the latest Covid-19 science, and to answer your questions.

Dr Smith will discuss the Delta variant, and whether the current vaccines are robust enough to cope with the emerging Covid-19 variants.

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Childhood Heroes

June 13, 2021

Sudell family tree (somewhere on http://www.writercraig.wordpress)
Do a Google on football (from my “filing system” – to rescue me from “sheer utter chaos”, when you “get a mo”, c)

Thanks “BIG G”

The Chiddicks Family Tree

I was born in the mid 1960’s and grew up in a era far removed from the world that kids grow up in today. Back then it was a pleasure to be a kid, there were no demands, no expectations, no pressures and no social media, it was a safe, enjoyable and stress free childhood!

I have lots of fond memories growing up and I have recounted some of them in my own life story, which can be found here;

My Life Story Part 1

This time I want to concentrate on the three main things that my life and the lives of many young boys growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, revolved around;

Panini Football Stickers, Subbuteo and my all time hero Roy of the Rovers. Anybody of a similar age to me, will know exactly what I mean, those three things meant more to me than life…

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Help India. Help Humanity – Operation Sunshine

June 5, 2021
Thanks for the follow (+ like(s)
Happy blogging/writing
“early bird (very) sleepy-head” craig

Best wishes  from the First City to see the light

Don’t worry about the world ending today

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

The Words Kraft

The Covid second wave has literally devastated India and there seems to be no immediate respite. Unlike the first wave, the ongoing second wave has categorically impacted the crucial age bracket of 30 – 45 Yrs. Many of the deceased had been the single earning member, shouldering major bank loans, instalments, mortgages, single child to aged parents, newly married and or with very young kids. As the fatality counts are expected to shoot upto a few millions, these tragic and untimely deaths have left behind unimaginable scars and a dark uncertain future for the survivors. On the other hand, business and trade has come to a screeching halt, severely impacting salaries and cash flows across all strata of society.To further escalate the situation, the country faces a dire crisis of emergency oxygen supplies, vaccines, critical life-saving medicines and hospital facilities. Government agencies are in a state of chaos and disorder…

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