Wendy Rosaline Elcock was born mid-way through the Second World War in August 1942. My childhood was spent during the most difficult of times in North London. This is a short book about my experiences as a child, teenager and into the start of my NHS Career. My parents divorced in 1949 and I was to spend seven years in a Children's Care Home. I also spent 3 unhappy years in Wembley with my Father, stepmother and her daughter. At age 16, I started work as a Cadet Nurse which came with my independence. Then at the age of 18, started my training as a Registered Nurse, followed by my midwifery training in 1964. I loved every moment of my life spent in Hospitals as a Nurse followed by my ideal vocation as a Midwife. Despite the amount of dramas and challenges during my life, my philosophy has always been to look for peaceful and tranquil solutions.