RECENTLY I was again admitted to the hospital emergency, where I received not so good news. But from my delivery by ambulance to the hospital release, I was subject to the most unbelievable kindness and talented attention.
First the paramedics who lifted me onto the stretcher for my 14th ride in an ambulance in the most professional, caring and gentle way.
They were so knowledgeable and so concerned from the moment they turned up, to the delivery to the hospital.
Although I was in excruciating pain, I felt so safe in their wonderful hands. they were absolutely, truly magnificent.
At the time I was suffering with the most debilitating stomach pains, and straight away they medicated me for relief and went about calming me with knowledgeable explanations.
Then came the angel-like attention from the most gentle loving nurses, they not only take on board my pain, but immediately was following up with additional pain relief, and then came their beautiful calming attention, you could see their concerns by the look on their faces, and then after my arrival they went about their years of training, expertly offering their talents.
Then came the wonderful doctors, their talent after years of study, quickly diagnosed the problem and they attempted to fix it.
From the beginning I was exposed to the most professional, gentle, kind, talented attention, it was serious and they knew it and treated me like royalty.
I laid there and thanked the Lord I was in Australia with the most beautiful people in the world. Thank you so much to all.
A LOCAL pet supplies store texted me their sales promotion for so-called "Black Friday".
Black Friday means completely different things to Aussies than stupid American commercialism.
It recalls the personal perils and horrors experienced by many Australians in a particularly devastating bushfire.
Think Australian - a True Blue Sale or Coo-ee, or perhaps Tucker Box sale day.
I AM 89 years old and have enjoyed watching cricket for as long as I can remember, played honestly, skillfully and according to the rules of the game.
Cheating: bowling the bowl along the ground.
Ball tampering: sandpaper gate, both these actions are cheating and the captain's responsibility.
Tim Paine didn't cheat in playing cricket, he cheated on his wife, family and has no doubt distressed his parents. His wife has forgiven him (what a wonderful lady) and they have moved on together, end of story.
Who is responsible for bringing this to the media now? Let he who is without sin throw the first stone.
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