I love the annual “Avenue of Trees” held at the Salvation Army Hall – It’s so lovely to see the many trees on show decorated by schools, local clubs and businesses. I took a non quilting friend with me for her first experience in seeing this lovely event. We took our entry fee of a food item for the Food bank, such a good idea, entered a free raffle to win a Christmas tree, collected our voting forms and stepped into wonderland.
I rather liked “Tooth Fairies”, the tree decorated by Queen Street Dental Centre, and the little fairies on the tree entered by Creative Minds was delightful.
Two which caught my fancy
Somewhere in the melee was a tree from my quilt club, Town and Country Quilters. And there it was, “Hand Made with Love” hung with lovely hand made decorations.
Hand Made with Love, by Town and Country Quilters
We walked around a second time, made our vote for Viewers Choice, and stopped to admire the band members playing outside the door – a lovely way to get into the Christmas Spirit.
Salvation Army Band
About that trip to hospital – it wasn’t me this time. Robin had been feeling off colour for several days, so I rang the doctor’s surgery to hopefully get an urgent appointment. But when I mentioned “chest pain” they insisted I ring 111 for an ambulance – so I did. The ambulance arrived very promptly, checked him out and then whisked him away, leaving me to follow in the car. Sad and upset, and wondering what news would await me.
The Emergency Department staff were wonderful, and soon had him hooked up to monitors, took blood, doctors and nurses came and went, and later in the day he was sent upstairs to the Assessment Ward. After a very noisy and interrupted overnight stay, he was then sent for a treadmill Stress Test. The good news is that he didn’t suffer a heart attack, and there was no sign of angina, so the chest pain was unexplained. We are so grateful for the medical care received, and realise, that had his heart been damaged as first thought, we could well be facing quite a different Christmas altogether.
This came calling and whisked him away