Sunday, 5 September 2010


Hi everyone!!! I know i have been a norty blogger. Cannot believe how quickly this year is going and how time seems to fly by. Have heaps to tell so will probably cover it all over a couple of posts.

Firstly since my last write up i have been in to St.Wilfred's Hospice and have introduced myself to some of the patients that go in for day visits between Tuesdays and Fridays. I went in last Thursday and met the art therapist who goes in each day and between us we decided that when i go in for my card sessions i will cover the afternoon which will be for 2 hours. I felt like i did not want to interfere with the work she covers with patients so if she can do the mornings and also the patients will not have to decided whether they want to do art or cards that day.
I also know that i am better healthwise in the afternoon as in the mornings it takes me a while to get going as my joints are so painful and have to dose myself up with meds.

The good thing with voluntary work is that i can go in when i feel well and can also go in at last minute if i decide. I would feel bad if i had planned a day and couldn't manage it though, i would feel as though i was letting the patients down. I guess i will have to deal with that if it happens though. I also have the option of going in any day between Tues-Fri and the patients vary each day.

So this week i am going to go into the Uckfield day centre for the day as the patients keep hassling poor Wendy saying "when is Clare coming in again?" and poor Joyce is itching to finish her two cards!!!. So i promised and figure that if i can go in atleast once a month it will keep the troops happy!!!.
I will also do 2 hours at the hospice on Thursday afternoon as one of the patients would like to make his wife an Anniversary card (ahhh bless!) so how could i refuse!!! im a sucker i know. Funnily enough there were three gentlemen patients who were so enthusiastic about taking part and one of them even does cardmaking at home in his spare time.

So i will let you know how things are going throughout the weeks and take pics and make updates. Thankyou so much for all of your interest, it makes my heart feel warm.

Love & hugs Clare xxx


  1. Hiya hun!
    Nice to hear from you in blogland, thanks for sending all the funnies by the way. I don't reply to them or send them on, not one for that kind of thing - but I do appreciate the efforts you take sending them over! And some of them are real doosies (is that a word??) LOL
    Glad to hear you are finding a niche for yourself, and bringing pleasure to others while you are doing it, well done you!
    BIG hugs,
    Teri x

  2. Clare this is such a lovely thing you are doing and I am sure the patients absolutely love it. I look forward to seeing more piccies but you make sure you don't over do it! Tracey x

  3. Great to see you back hun, you are doing a fab job at the hospice! Hear you had a fab time with Keryn recently, I bet it was great to be able to catch up and see her. Take care darlin, hugs, Claire x

  4. Hiya Clare
    Haven't been by for a while but I just wanted to tell you what an amazing thing I think you're doing. I'm sure it brings much joy into the lives of the people at the day centre and the hospice too, it's great.

    Take care of yourself,


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