Our Wonderful NHS, A Pony and Haiku

15 Nov

After a morning at Community Roots, I spent this afternoon at St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle where I have had bilateral subtalar and ankle steroid injections to combat the arthritic pain. The injections are uncomfortable to have done but in the past have given me relief for about 6 months so are very well worth it. The staff are wonderful – kind and understanding, friendly, efficient  and can’t do enough to make the patients feel good about their treatment. In this photo, with prepared ankles, I am about to go to the treatment room where the injections are done with x-ray guidance, Thank you to everyone. Tea  and  biscuits afterwards were greatly appreciated too! Our NHS is wonderful and we support them all in their strike actions.

The Shetland pony has returned to the field just behind us.

The other day I asked the poet, Brian Bilston, if I could use his poem, Selected Haiku, on my blog and he kindly said that I could so here it is. It made me laugh and I hope will make some of my readers smile too. I know that some of my ex-pupils are readers here and hope they will remember our attempts at Haiku in the classroom.


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4 responses to “Our Wonderful NHS, A Pony and Haiku

  1. nrhatch

    November 16, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    Such clever haiku . . . but I don’t get the Doomed Youth one. What’s NME?

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 16, 2022 at 2:31 pm

      New Musical Express, the news magazine for lovers of Rock music. Hope that haiku works too now. 😊

  2. utesmile

    November 15, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    I agree, all people I have met in the NHS were just amazing. They are wonderful. Glad they make you feel better. All the best for you.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 15, 2022 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you, Ute. Hoping these injections prove as helpful as they have in the past. 🙂


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