Wednesday, 30 January 2008
It seems my daughter princess otw has Roseola....thankfully she seems to have come through the experience unscathed.I have as a prudent father made sure that my little angel is fully insured for this extended trip to America....but...howcome I miss the smothering embrace of the National health service? I found myself for a few days wishing that I was back over the water just minutes away from the very efficient local baby health clinic we use.I know logically that the N.H.S. is a runaway disaster populated by way too many bureaucrats but in my heart I feel safe knowing the service I need is just a minute or a call away.Perhaps life in the quasi socialist U.K. has warped me completely but I must admit.....as I write this now I miss the N.H.S. I'm sure that the service here would be every bit as good as in the U.K. but I just have 40 odd years of conditioning telling me that social medicine is best..as a free marketeer thats a bit of a blow...somebody get me a doctor!