Good Saturday Morning Ladies,
Well what a week, it feels like it has been a long one, for instance it seems like more than a week ago that Janet had her roof tiles blown off, we then had a last minute trip to Devon, it just all seems like that was all weeks ago. On that subject Paul's Dad has improved slightly, he has good days and bad, he can just about manage one word answers but that means he can understand which is a positive thing, last Saturday he was totally out of it, they do think that he had a stroke on the Thursday night but the stories keep changing, he is very much struggling to swallow and has a very small apetite. One worrying point arose when Paul's brother went to visit on Wednesday Morning, he asked his Sad what he had had for Breakfast, he shook his head so Darren went to ask the staff, they said that they didn't give him breakfast as he looked like he was asleep!! This infuriated Darren as it meant he had had nothing since 5pm the previous evening, they then started wondering how many meals and drinks he had missed, he looks like he is asleep because he struggles to open his eyes since his stroke! Paul's Mum went in and asked to speak to the Manager to discuss the issue, this actually resulted in her making a formal complaint. In fact since Paul's Mum and sister and Brother have been making sure they are there for all mealtimes, feeding him themselves and making sure he drank enough fluids he has improved, he is able to understand more and respond by giving one word answers, he couldn't do that last weekend, he was both silent unable to communicate at all, he was laid totally unresponsive! Which leads me to wonder if its neglect that had him in that terrible condition, the home had been closed for over 3 weeks to any visitors because they had so many cases of Covid, so maybe as they had no visitors and such shortage of staff that they were neglecting basic needs. Hopefully this formal complaint will help uncover the problem. It's disgraceful bearing in mind the cost of his care !!
I received this month's copy of Die Cutting Essentials Magazine, so I thought I would give you a sneak peek.....
Die Cutting Essentials Issue 86
This first feature shares some great ideas that use different Ink techniques to enhance the look of the dies, you can see the card that I made last week, although I used one of my Alcohol ink backgrounds. The step by step at the end us tips for using the dies to emboss the background if your card.