Last update Rebecca wrote for her blog at end of October
So I’m just back from a lovely, relaxing time at Rachel House. Firstly the Ambulance picked me up, but this ain’t no ordinary Ambulance. It’s the new Marie Curie ambulance. With a fridge, (to keep my wine stash 😉). It also had Bluetooth, nice blinds (instead of those silly blue pully things!) and nice lighting, for an ambulance anyway, because I the Dome’s chandelier would fit!. However the ambulance does loose marks on the other Scottish Marie Curie ambulance (that I traveled home in) with a bed shaped into a stretcher, which was really soft and comfy it even had a lovely quilt, so I could get all snug for the 1hr 20mins, home. So I was well chuffed, as I hardly ever get a posh ambulance like that and then I get 2 in 1 trip! 😊⭐.
Anyway when I got there I went straight to bed as I was aching in pain, and again I got a comfy bed (basically a normal hospital bed but an air mattress on top to stop the big (or small) bed sores from having an adventure on my skin). How that’s not what you would expect from a hospital/ hospice, a comfortable bed I’m warning you in advance not to die of shock at the rarity of it all!!
Anyway while I was there and sore most of the time (slightly due to a ketamine default) I got my bed wheeled from my bed room to the lounge area, where I got to judge a pumpkin carving competition… There was lots of different and unique designs such as a witch on a broom or a pumpkin being sick (the insides were coming out of mouth) but the pumpkin I liked best were; (I’ll try and put a pic up of them but here’s a description if that doesn’t work out) a salad burger with seedy bread (the pumpkin was cut in half with its seeds stuck on top, then they used different coloured paper; red = tomato and green and yellow= salad and a brown sweety paper = burger) in 3rd place. In 2nd place was a 3teir Olaf pumpkin. It had three pumpkins placed on top of each other, the one in the middle had arm sticks coming from it and the top had an Olaf face. The winner (drumroll…) was a pumpkin with CHAS in bubble writing and on the frount was the CHAS rocking horse, it was so good the lady’s horse was better carved than I could ever draw it! And carving can be pretty hard, well if you want to carve something impressive anyway!
Although the high light of my Rachel house trip was meeting Stuart Mcinally who plays for Scotland and Edinburgh rugby! 😍😂
I hope this and my other posts about Rachel House, may change the public’s perspective on hospices. Yes it occasionally has it’s sad points, as most would expect, however most of the time there is laughing, playing, decorating and doing activities such as story telling and T-shirt styling. Oh I almost forgot they have Mums least favourite craft item… ⭐💫✨GLITTER✨💫⭐!!! And you can even paint your nails, with glitter!! Both children and adults are happy (giving their situation) here at Rachel house, making the hospis not really fit it’s stereo type (of people crying in the corners and everyone feeling sad and down) at all!!
P.S sorry FB wouldn’t let me upload the pictures 😚 so hopefully iv described the pumpkins well enough. 😊