Archive for February, 2012

Whilst on rota leave I was listening to radio Scotland's call Kaye, the subject was¬† the nurses as angels, the carers or have they gone too far with academic pursuance. I do have some opinion on that but the thought struck me about the ability to monitor everything via computers. So are we actually slaves to the computer as it can accumulate all and every piece of data and "analysis" it. This thought was sponsored by the nurses having so much paper/input work that patients can become "not the customer", the system is driven by feedback usually for costs and…
Being from the mainland, there is a strange to me, drinking behaviour. It is hiring a bus for a party, birthday, anniversary, just being a weekend day !! and going around several pubs. Its a lot like going round the halls for the squads at Up Helly A's. So there we were in the Welcome Inn in Mossbank, our get a few pints haunt,¬† and it was flooded by this party. I have no idea what it was for or why it was fancy dress, but given some tempting shots I had the camera out of the…
You might be surprised that on Shetland there are 10 Up Helly A's as the Lerwick one gets all the press attention, it is I suppose worthy of that attention as it has up to 1000 torch holders from a multitude of squads. We had a normal working day on Up Helly A' day, and by organised bus, arrived about 7.00pm just in time for torch ignition. I was expecting a very historical Scandinavian procession, and was surprised by squads in all sorts of costumes. There were two bands, a brass one and a pipe band, the…
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