Sunday, 28 May 2017

#MySundayPhoto Number 22

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#MySundayPhoto Number 22


#MySundayPhoto Number 22 is of Cardiff Castle Keep. Just behind is the clock tower of Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium and Stadium House.

I have lived in Cardiff since 1975 and I had to look up the name of Stadium House, even though it has been there since 1976. It's not a building that I ever walk past as it is tucked up a side road near the Principality Stadium. It is described by wikipedia as the second tallest building in Cardiff, only the stadium itself is taller.

Cardiff is preparing for the Champions League final next week so many roads are closed and all eyes will be on the stadium.

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Photalife
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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Cardiff Castle World War Two Shelters and Battlements - A Toddler Explores

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Cardiff Castle World War Two Shelters and Battlements - A Toddler Explores


We visit Cardiff Castle often. We are very lucky as the castle is in the city centre and easy to reach by bus. For just a few pounds Cardiffian's can purchase a castle key, and gain access free for three years.
This means we pop in for coffee or just a little bit of peace and quiet but we had never been into the World War Two shelters, in fact I used to live in the castle grounds and never even knew they were there.
I decided to take Bear whilst Grandad was recovering from his hip operation. He loved it although parts were "a bit scary!"
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

8 Reasons Why You Should Be Meal Planning

8 Reasons Why You Should Be Meal Planning 


I only started meal planning when my husband had a hip operation. He was our chef and did all the shopping so I had no idea what to buy or cook. I was very stressed about it all as I do not drive so couldn't just pop out for something I needed for a recipe. I needed to know exactly what to buy and what to cook. It was the best thing I have done. No more wasted food, no more stress over what to eat.

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Monday, 22 May 2017

Our weekly journal 22nd May 2017 Cardiff Castle and Cardiff Story Museum

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Our weekly journal 22nd May 2017 Cardiff Castle and Cardiff Story Museum


What busy week! Grandad is still not driving so we have been on the bus again. The week started very wet and we stayed home on Monday, that was hard work trying to occupy a toddler when it is non-stop rain and Grandad needs to rest. I thought if he's already wet then lets fill a bowl full of water and let him jump in it. He loved it, he jumped and jumped for ages. He was soaked, it was warm though so not a problem but by Tuesday I had to get out so we went to the park and played on the swings and slide in the rain. It was great fun as the slide was super fast wet and Bear in slippery waterproofs. I also brought the trampoline in so he uses up some energy. He is so good now we just have to get a big trampoline for the garden.
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Sunday, 21 May 2017

#MySundayPhoto Number 21

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Outside the Castle with Gareth Bale

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Inside the Castle grounds with the dragon guarding the trophy

#MySundayPhoto Number 21


This week it was so hard to choose one photo from the many we took. We visited Cardiff Castle, the sun shone despite the threat of rain.

The UEFA Champions League football final comes to Cardiff this summer. It is a major event not least because local boy Gareth Bale will be playing.

We have a tradition (albeit a very short and new tradition) of displaying something wonderful on Cardiff Castle to promote events in the city. For this event we have a blue dragon guarding the trophy.

Bear is a typical bloggers child/grandchild. Stand there I say, just one photo. He poses, he "cheeses" (he says cheese without any prompting, in fact I usually have to wait until he stops so I get a natural photo of him).
He is full of enthusiasm. If the footballers show just half of his enthusiasm it will be a very exciting final.

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

The Most Common Social Worker Jobs

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The Most Common Social Worker Jobs


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Social work is a noble profession. It’s one that can truly make a difference to the world, but it is also incredibly difficult. It can be emotionally and physically draining, and social workers often have to go for counselling themselves for the experiences that they are often exposed to. 
However, if you are a kind, caring individual and have loads of empathy and compassion for others – then social work could be a great career opportunity for you. 
Before you start your social work career, you should see what kind of work you want to do. 
Are you especially interested in children and their welfare? Do you want to work with people with addictions or mental health issues? Do you have the desire to help abused women? Or are you concerned about those that are sick or have ailments? 
These are all questions you should ask yourself before you decide what direction to take in your social work profession. 
Here are some the most common social worker jobs that you can choose from:

Substance abuse

Having a profession as a social worker in substance abuse is one of the more challenging, but also rewarding avenues that you can choose. 
People in this profession can work in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, prisons, hospitals and private care facilities. As a substance abuse worker you have to have compassion and a whole heap of patience. 
Recovery is a long and arduous journey, and you will have to be prepared for relapses, bad tempers and mood swings. But in the end – recovery is highly rewarding to see. 

Medical/public health

Social work in the medical and public health industry is the fastest growing, and there are great forecasts for expansion in this sector. 
A social worker that specialises in public and medical health can work in any facilities that deals with medical patients. Places like emergency rooms, hospitals, doctor’s offices, nursing homes and assisted living. 
They are the go-between with patients and their medical carers, and they are in charge of overseeing that they are being treated properly and assisting with documents and decision-making.

Child welfare

Child welfare is a huge area of social welfare and requires high levels of compassion and a deep love of children. You can work with investigative units and child welfare companies that assess children’s home situations and remove them from dangerous environments. 
You have to be unbiased, level-headed and intuitive enough to know when a child is physically, mentally or sexually abused even though it may not always be obvious. 

Mental health

Mental health is another popular choice for social workers, but it’s one that you have to be highly trained for. People pursuing this profession normally need to have a master’s for clinical practice. 
You can work in a number of different facilities, and you will be in charge of assessing and diagnosing mental health issues, creating treatment plans and assist those that live daily with the effects of having a mental illness. 
These are just some of the social worker jobs that are available, and there are many other avenues that you can go down to find the niche that you would like to get into.
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