I was in London last week. It’s 50 years since I started nursing (yes, I am that old) and I was meeting up with around 30 of the April 1965 set. Gosh, I was young then in more ways than one. But it was great fun living in a nurses’ home in Chelsea. Yes, we did have accommodation laid on for us in those days. And yes, I did walk down the King’s Road in a mini-skirt, but as I had a somewhat old-fashioned 50s childhood, I hadn’t the faintest idea what the 60s actually meant – until later that is, when I said, oh yes, I was there!
It was good to meet and share memories of a very significant time in our lives. And apart from a few we seemed quite a healthy lot except for the usual aches and pains and a fair amount of arthritis – all that physical work we did takes its toll on the body. Indeed some, unlike me, nursed throughout their career. Respect, is all I can say, as I didn’t continue.
The conversations we had touched on the changes that have occurred in the UK nursing profession. And with one nursing friend, I had an interesting conversation on the pressures on our much-loved National Health Service.
I’m going to keep that discussion for my new look blog. Because, I am actually going to change the platform. I have talked about this before, but this time it is going to happen and yes, it is called a platform! Instead of using wordpress.com where everything is done for you I’ll be using wordpress.org and through that I’ll be more in control, including having my own advertising. There’ll be a page for the charity shop fashion, a page for health & wellbeing and, I think, a page for the hats. You don’t have to do anything, btw, but it is time to change.
And here’s what I wore up to the reunion.
It has a matching jacket.
I bought this 3-piece outfit from a charity shop (of course!). It cost £12.99, which was a bit more than I like to pay, but justified, I think, as it was new and had an Italian label.
That’s all for now.
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper