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Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.

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Tuesday 9 February 2010

Covering up our dignity.

Good evening friends.

It has been another chilly day, with some wintery showers. When the sun did come out, it was lovely and was like a breath of Spring. The sun is now setting and the temperature dropping, so I guess we are in for another chilly night. I have spent the day, organising the boats hold, ready for a coal delivery tomorrow. I finished re-waterproofing our outdoor wear, so we are ready for whatever the weather can throw at us. I enjoyed a lovely stroll down into the town this afternoon and was amazed to see how quiet it was. Even the market was very quiet. Maybe everyone was huddled in front of their fires. The most exciting thing I have done today, was fill the water tank ha ha ha. Tomorrow will be much more exciting, when our coal delivery arrives in the morning and we have to load it into the hold.

Changing the subject completely. I have been watching the Alan Titchmarsh Show and he goes through the newspapers. The first topic was about Hospital Gowns, so thought I would follow it up.

It official hospital gowns are hideous and leave us with our dignity hanging out. So what have they done?
They have asked top designer Ben Delisi to design a new hospital gown at the cost of £25,000 to the Design Council, and undoubtly to the British tax payer. Now whilst I think it is wonderful that they are going to do something about the horrendous gowns. I cannot help but feel they could have done it a lot cheaper. Why did they not ask design students to come up with a new gown design. After all it is not rocket science. Surely getting a Hollywood designer to the stars in, is going to cost a lot more in the long run?
It would have surely been a good exercise for design students and would have kept the costs down?
But hey what do I know, I am just one of the tax payers who is going to end up helping to foot the bill. We all know how embarrassing and ill-fitting hospital gowns are. No one likes their nether regions hanging out, especially in a mixed ward. But I fail to see how bringing in a top designer is going to make a difference. It will be interesting to see what he has actually come up with.

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