Ufford's Key Workers!
Difficult to explain a typical day working as a nurse, so I thought I would express it through Art.
Across the top are the daily routine jobs.
Down the sides is everything I was faced with when I was about to start my morning drug round, with 1 carer and myself covering half the ward. Enjoy! x
Working at The Port of Felixstowe has put me in place as a “Key Worker". Most of the goods that arrive in The UK transit through our Port which is a vital hub to our supply chain and UK economy. Port executives engage with Govt Ministers at the highest level and our role figures in Govt Cobra Meetings. The photo not only shows our appreciation for The NHS but also reflects other key workers in all sectors.
My employment at The Port spans 36 Years and this final year before my retirement has been the most testing of all.
Beneath the vinyl, so rubbery and blue
Are a pair of hands that care for you
Washed and gloved 12 hours a day
To keep the virus that's spreading, at bay
But my hands are still my hands
And still do what my hands do
If you are thirsty, I can help you drink
If you are hungry, I can help feed you
If you are soiled, I can clean you
If you are in pain, I can give you pain relief
But what my hands do best is hold your hand
Holding your hand, you know I care,
Beneath the vinyl, so rubbery and blue,
A squeeze from the hand that cares for you.
My Hands - by Jinny Earl
During Christmas time, I realised that people were particularly appreciating the lights outside homes. I think we wanted to be both cheered up and to feel some connection with our friends and neighbours, which was otherwise hard to make. So when it came to the traditional time to take down our Christmas lights, I thought that it was premature – we were going even more to need cheering up and embracing as we entered the dark days of January and full lockdown. I left our lights up and looked for a post-Christmas theme for the lamp post outside our house. We chose the rainbow as a blessing and a pretty symbol of optimism, inclusiveness and solidarity with all our overworked key workers and the carers and parents home-schooling.