My Romania is one of the most beautiful countries in the world

Or Romania is not a ghetto

Dear friends, from today I am writing more about a topic which is still “hot” in Europe in  not a  nice way, a topic to which I did not pay that much attention, as I saw there is a wide range of work about it:  Beautiful Romania.

But I  have been myself  again and again in horrible situations, as there is a huge misunderstanding about my little and beautiful country.  And about my fellow citizens.  Initially I started writing in Romanian, but I found out  as not being any point if John or Sarah will not understand what I am writing here.

It’s  already written about the fact Romania is not a ghetto… It is only written…but not already known…

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John was in a lovely mood this morning, while we took our exercises as we do sometimes. We started speaking about how the culture gets involved in the person education…and have gone much further with the topics, as usually happens. And “arrived” to Sibiu, which is one of Romania city. While showing him some of my pictures I got it from there, John, full of enthusiasm, exclaimed: “OMG! But Romania is beautiful! I thought is a ghetto! ”    I looked to  him with a strange face and think he  figured out what just said: ” Sorry, but I saw at TV, many videos from Romania, did not look any nice. I really thought Romania is a ghetto.”

We carried on with the conversation, as he knows personally me, and is not about me, apologizing about the fact. I know it’s  not his fault, as he has never been in Romania. And never has had other conversations closely with Romanians.

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Coming back to the topic, I  could not be that negative from the main title, so, I put it a little down the rest.  I do walk  always a positive way instead of being arrogant and negative. I know there are some issues about my little country. I can not hide this fact. But need to look closely to the history path, to understand why such a beautiful and smart people, has been for ages, the Cinderella of the Europe. Otherwise every country has its issues, so, no need to consider mine that bad.

I invite you here, my dear friends, to talk about it. I am waiting for nice ideas, for constructive ones. I will let behind the sad  reality that I found myself in not nice circumstances  just because I am Romanian. Will try to take it over, and as John  already  knows,  will keep smiling…Staying positive!  I will face it for every single  step, even need to double or triple the effort, just because I am Romanian, and the doors will open much harder.

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Nottingham – Dancing with Sun

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Dancing with  Sun, in a lovely Summer day…

No rain  has washed  my laugh away.

Falling in love again and again

With hope’s awesome aims…

 

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Linking to the Robin Hood Legend, Nottingham is  the largest city in the East Midlands and the second largest in the Midlands.

The geographical centre of Nottingham is usually defined as the Old Market Square, the largest city square in the UK. The square is dominated by the Council House, which replaced The Nottingham Exchange Building, built in 1726. The Council House was built in the 1920s to display civic pride, ostentatiously using baroque columns and placing stone statues of two lions at the front to stand watch over the square. The Exchange Arcade, on the ground floor, is an upmarket shopping centre containing boutiques.

Tall office buildings line Maid Marian Way. The Georgian area around Oxford and Regent Streets is dominated by small professional firms. The Albert Hall,faces the Gothic revival, St, Barnabas’ Roman Catholic Cathedral  by Pugin.  Nottingham Castle   and its grounds are located further south in the western third of the city. The central third descends from the University district in the north, past Nottingham Trent University’s Gothic revival Arkwright Building. The University also owns many other buildings in this area. The Theatre Royal on Theatre Square, with its pillared façade, was built in 1865. King and Queen Streets are home to striking  Victorian buildings designed by such architects as Alfred Waterhouse  and  Watson Fothergill.

To the south, is Broadmarsh Shopping Centre.  The Canal-side further south of this is adjacent to Nottingham railway station  and home to numerous redeveloped 19th-century industrial buildings, reused as bars and restaurants.

The eastern third of the city centre contains the Victoria Shopping Centre, built in the 1970s on the site of the demolished Victoria Railway Station. All that remains of the old station is the clock tower and the station hotel, now the Nottingham Hilton Hotel. The 250 feet-high Victoria Centre flats stand above the shopping centre and are the tallest buildings in the city. The eastern third contains Hockley Village . Hockley is where many of Nottingham’s unique, independent shops are to be found. It is also home to two alternative cinemas.

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Nottingham has two large-capacity theatres, the Nottingham Playhouse and the  Theatre Royal, which together with the neighbouring Royal Concert Hall forms the Royal Centre. The city also contains smaller theatre venues such as the Nottingham Arts Theatre, the Lace Market Theatre and New Theatre.

There is a  Cineworld  and a  Showcase  in the city. Independent cinemas include the  Broadway Cinema, Savoy Cinema, as well an Arthouse cinema in Hockley.

Nottingham has several large music and entertainment venues including the  Royal Concert Hall, Rock City and the Nottingham Arena.

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The traditional requirement of city status is a (Church of England) cathedral. Nottingham, however, does not have one, having only been designated a city in 1897, in celebration of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. From around AD 1100 Nottingham was part of the  Diocese of Lichfield, controlled as an archdeaconry from  Lichfield Cathedral in Staffordshire. However, in 1837 the archdeaconry was placed under the control of the  Diocese of Lincoln. In 1884 it became part of the newly created  Diocese of Southwell,  which it, and the city, are still part of today. The bishop is based at Southwell Minster,  14 miles (23 km) north-east of the city. In 2005 the diocese was renamed the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. 

Despite not having a cathedral, Nottingham has three notable historic Anglican parish churches,   all of which date back to the Middle Ages. St. Mary the Virgin, in the Lace Market, is the oldest and largest. The church dates from the eighth or ninth centuries, but the present building is at least the third on the site, dating primarily from 1377 to 1485. St. Mary’s is considered the mother church of the city and civic services are held here, including the welcome to the new Lord Mayor of Nottingham  each year. It is a member of the  Greatest Churches Group. St. Peter’s  in  the heart of the city is the oldest building in continuous use in Nottingham, with traces of building starting in 1180.  St. Nicholas’was rebuilt after destruction in the Civil War.

A variety of chapels and meeting rooms are in the town. Many of these grand buildings have been demolished, including Halifax Place Wesleyan Chapel,  but some have been re-used, notably High Pavement Chapel  which is now a public house. The national headquarters of the Congregational Federation is in Nottingham.

Nottingham is one of 18 British cities that do not have an Anglican cathedral.  It is, however, home to the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Barnabas,  which was designed by Augustus Pugin  and  consecrated  in 1844. It is the cathedral church for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham.  

Today there are places of worship for all major religions, including Christianity, Islam  with 32 Mosques in Nottingham,] Hinduism, Sikhism, Taoism and Judaism.  The Nottingham Inter-faith Council works to make connections between faith groups and show the wider public the importance of spiritual aspects of life and the contribution faith groups make to the community.

(References: Wikipedia )

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Joking Therapy Round – Charting

Assessment

All charting errors starts with assessment, of course.

 “On the second day, the knee was better, and on the third day it disappeared!”

 “Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.”

 “She is numbed from her toes down.”

 “Cough with flame” (I guess that nurse’s patient was a dragon!).

And did you know that rectal exams can now reveal the size of your thyroid?

 “Rectal examination revealed a normal sized thyroid”. Or maybe, that nurse has really long index finger.

Another thing, assessment cues like these can be really confusing:

 “Skin: somewhat pale but present.”

“The skin was moist and dry.”

 “Occasional, constant, infrequent headaches.”

“Patient was alert and unresponsive.”

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Medical History

 “The patient has no previous history of suicides.”

 “The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993.”

“She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life, until she got separated”, that patient’s marriage must be really awful, talk about getting a relief!

 “Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities”, DSM-V now indicates that having teenage children is an abnormality.

 “The patient was to have a bowel resection. However, he took a job as a stockbroker instead.”

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Weird Nursing Diagnoses 

 “Acute pain related to witchcraft”.

 “Bowel incontinence related to shyness”.

 “Insomnia related to computer games”.

Interventions & Others

“Discharge status: Alive but without permission.” I didn’t knew that hospitals now issue permissions for you to be alive.

 “The patient refused autopsy.” – LOL

 “With 02 inhalation via foley bag catheter attached to urobag.”

 “Advised patient to take a bath”

 “IVF consumed and terminated then replaced with the same IVF”

 “Regulated IVF to KVO to run for 2 hours”

 “While in ER, she was examined, X-rated and sent home.”

 “The lab test indicated abnormal lover function.”

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And the winner is: 

 “She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night”.

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Source: Google Brother

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The Nottingham Beach 2015

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Nottinghamshire seems to be the most land-locked county in England. But this Summer, the Old Market Square from Nottingham is transformed already by tones of golden sand  for the seventh consecutive year,  and the  famous urban beach draws crowds to the city centre. 

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Quarry Lane Nature Reserve Mansfield

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The meandering River Maun and Field Mill Pond form the centrepiece of this well-maintained reserve.

As the river flows through the site it falls over a number of small ruffles, attracting Kingfishers and Grey Wagtails, while the pond is home to a number of wading birds.

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The area also attracts a thriving population of water voles, while the woodland on the edge of the reserve provides a habitat for a number of bird species, including the Bullfinch and Spotted Flycatcher.

The river is flanked by mature woodland containing Ash, Beech and Oak trees and an area of meadowland is a haven for butterflies and other insects.

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As well as it is natural treasures, the reserve also has several historic sites, including Drury’s dam viaduct and the remains of an en extensive mill, which was once the third largest in Europe.

The site is popular with walkers because of its flat, well-maintained footpaths which make it accessible to all.

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Bringing the jokes to the X-Ray

Q: Why didn’t the radiologist marry the radiographer?
A: Well, they saw through each other!

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Three consultants went duck hunting – a radiologist, a surgeon and a pathologist. The radiologist was up first. The ducks flew over and he aimed the shotgun but didn’t fire. When asked why he replied that he thought they were ducks on the AP view, but by the time he could see them in the lateral it was too late. Next was the surgeon. As the ducks came along he started firing wildly in the air, ducks falling like rain. When the smoke cleared he directed his residents to collect the ducks and then handed them to the pathologist saying “here you are. Now tell me are these ducks or not?”

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An internist, a surgeon and a radiologist go duck hunting. There aren’t any ducks, so they start bragging about their dogs. Finally they decide to have a contest.

They put down a chocolate chip cake. The internist points to the cake and says to his dog, “Sic it, Osler!”

Osler trots to the cake, takes out a notebook, and writes down all the ingredients, in descending order by concentration. Then he carries the note back to his master and wags his tail.

“Good boy, Osler! Impressive, huh?”

The surgeon snarls and says to his dog, “Get it, Halsted!”

Halsted runs over, takes out a scalpel, divides the cake into equal sections, dissects out all the chocolate chips and puts them in a container to sent to pathology. Then he goes back to his master.

“Good dog, Halsted,” the surgeon says smugly.

“You haven’t seen anything yet,” says the radiologist. “Okay, Roentgen!”

Roentgen runs over, eats the cake, screws the other two dogs, and gets home by 3 o’clock.

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A: I have just lost an electron.
B: Are you positive?

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An evil genie captured a Radiologist and her two friends and banished them to the desert for a week. The genie allowed each person to bring one thing.

The first friend brought a canteen so he wouldn’t die of thirst.

The second friend brought an umbrella to keep the sun off.

The Radiologist brought a car door, because if it got too hot she could just roll down the window!

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A radiology technician in a hospital emergency room took X rays of a trauma patient. The tech brought the films to the radiologist, who studied the multiple fractures of both femurs and pelvis.

“What happened to this patient?” the radiologist asked in astonishment.

“He fell out of a tree,” the tech replied.

“What was he doing up in a tree?”

“I’m not sure, but his paperwork states he works for  Mark’s Expert Tree Pruning Service.’
Gazing intently at the X rays, the radiologist blinked and said, “Cross out ‘experts.'”

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Source: Google

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Vicar Water Country Park

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I found Vicar Water Country Park as the  surprise of the year.  Speaking about my first year in UK, which is not finished yet…

Covering 80 hectares of parkland, is a haven for wildlife ranging from herons, kingfishers, foxes, rabbits, great spotted and green woodpecker, skylark and lapwings along with countless butterflies and dragonflies.

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Laid out around Vicar Pond, clever use has been made  of the pit tips. The tipping raised the height of Ann Bowers Hill substantially and is now one of the best vantage points for looking across Sherwood Forest.

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This delightful country park has excellent footpaths and bridleways expanding across mature woodland and rich grassland, offering spectacular views across to Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. It is a perfect resource for walkers, runners, horse riders and cyclists. Otherwise the fishing lovers could try their hands at Vicar Lake, a large lake located in the centre of the park. The picturesque lake offers thriving fishing courses, which are available by purchasing a day ticket.

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Looking forward to discovering more and more surprises of the year.  .

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A nursing joke – Differences Between Graduate Nurse and Experienced Nurses

A Graduate Nurse throws up when the patient does.
An experienced nurse calls housekeeping when a patient throws up.

A Graduate Nurse wears so many pins on their name badge you can´t read it.
An experienced nurse doesn´t wear a name badge for liability reasons

A Graduate Nurse charts too much.
An experienced nurse doesn´t chart enough.

A Graduate Nurse loves to run to codes.
An experienced nurse makes graduate nurses run to codes.

A Graduate Nurse wants everyone to know they are a nurse.
An experienced nurse doesn´t want anyone to know they are a nurse.

A Graduate Nurse keeps detailed notes on a pad.
An experienced nurse writes on the back of their hand, paper scraps, napkins, etc.

A Graduate Nurse will spend all day trying to reorient a patient.
An experienced nurse will chart the patient is disoriented and restrain them.

A Graduate Nurse can hear a beeping I-med at 50 yards.
An experienced nurse can´t hear any alarms at any distance.

A Graduate Nurse loves to hear abnormal heart and breath sounds.
An experienced nurse doesn´t want to know about them unless the patient is symptomatic.

A Graduate Nurse spends 2 hours giving a patient a bath.
An experienced nurse lets the CNA give the patient a bath.

A Graduate Nurse thinks people respect Nurses.
An experienced nurse knows everybody blames everything on the nurse.

A Graduate Nurse looks for blood on a bandage hoping they will get to change it.
An experienced nurse knows a little blood never hurt anybody.

A Graduate Nurse looks for a chance “to work with the family.”
An experienced nurse avoids the family.

A Graduate Nurse expects meds and supplies to be delivered on time.
An experienced nurse expects them to never be delivered at all.

A Graduate Nurse will spend days bladder training an incontinent patient.
An experienced nurse will insert a Foley catheter.

A Graduate Nurse always answers their phone.
An experienced nurse checks their caller ID before answering the phone.

A Graduate Nurse thinks psych patients are interesting.
An experienced nurse thinks psych patients are crazy.

A Graduate Nurse carries reference books in their bag.
An experienced nurse carries magazines, lunch, and some “cough syrup” in their bag.

A Graduate Nurse doesn´t find this funny.
An experienced nurse does.

Source: Google Brother

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Edwinstowe – Robin Hood’s Village

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I found Edwinstowe as an historic village in the heart of Sherwood Forest, the home of Robin Hood. Legend has it that it was here, at the beautiful medieval church of St Mary, that Robin married Maid Marian. The High Street is home to a statue in their honour.

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Edwinstowe takes its name from the holy shrine or resting place – ‘’stowe’’ of King Edwin, the Saxon king of Northumbria who was slain in 633AD. He was buried in Sherwood Forest so that his enemies could not lay hands on his body and a small wooden chapel was later erected. The Church of St Mary’s was rebuilt in stone in 1175.

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On the outskirts of the village, just past the church, is the Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre. Here a you can find a number of craft shops including handmade chocolates, vintage fabrics, jewellery and a café.

Just a 10 minute walk from the village is the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and National Nature Reserve, the legendary home of Robin Hood. Many of the oaks in Sherwood Forest have stood for over 5 centuries and the mighty Major Oak (Robin Hood’s tree) is estimated to be over 800 years old. The forest is a Special Area of Conservation and is teeming with life with over 200 different species of spider and 1500 species of beetle along with birds and beasts. There are extensive paths and trails meandering through the woodlands for you to explore.

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