Saturday, 29 March 2014

Raffles Landing in Singapore!

I'm in Singapore speaking at an International School Nurse Conference and have been meeting some wonderful and interesting nurses from all over S.E. Asia - see here.  There's been a little time for sightseeing and yesterday Peter and I came across an elephant in the grounds of the Raffles Hotel.  The elephant was part of the Elephant Parade, a charity for the conservation of Asian elephants see here.  This particular elephant is called 'Raffles Landing' designed by Diana Francis and was part of the Elephant Parade in Singapore in 2012.  In London we had an Elephant Parade in 2010 which I've blogged about before and enjoyed seeing so many of them!  However a UK National tour is also happening in 2014 so for more details see here

Here's a picture of Raffles Landing! 

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

World Health Day 2014 and a great poster!

World Health Day is on 7th April 2014 this year.  The World Health Organization have published a great poster on their website about vector-borne diseases.  It would be an intersting one to print off and put on a noticeboard for your travellers!  Click on the image to access this poster.  To find out more about World Health Day click here.  There are some additional great resources on there.

How strange is that?!

I was teaching a great group of nurses yesterday for the Barking and Dagenham CCG and on my way back into London I was travelling on the tube to go into the RCN to work in their library - a great facility!  The tube was very crowded and a couple were standing in front of me.  I looked down and there the gentleman was carrying this bag as illustrated in the photo below!  He was using his conference bag from the Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine, held in Maastricht last year!  He was deep in conversation, I didn't like to interupt, and its not the 'done thing' to speak to people you don't know on the tube .... but then my tube stop came up so I had to get.  To see my presentation at that event see here!