Safe & Sound in Southwell

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Chelsea enjoying the park in Southwell

Southwell is a peaceful place, not too much pollution and not too chaotic. This helps to make me feel ‘Safe and Sound’.

Chelsea enjoying the park in Southwell

We use the expression ‘Safe and Sound’ often without really knowing what it actually means. So, this week I decided to look at the meaning to explain why living in Southwell makes me feel ‘Safe and Sound.

‘Safe and Sound’ is an ‘Idiom’! It is a phrase we say often but does not make sense literally although we know exactly what it means when we hear someone say it.

I feel that ‘Safe and Sound’ describes exactly why I want to stay in Southwell.

‘Safe’ means free from harm and risk. I have lived in the area of Southwell for some time. I feel safe because it is a familiar place, and I am with people that I know well and know me. Feeling safe makes me feel happy and confident.

‘Sound’ is a homonym which is a word which has different meanings. ‘Sound’ can mean a noise or it is also the name of the air bladder in a fish! But for me ‘Sound’ means solid and stable. This way I do not get into any difficult situations while I am out in the community.

William Shakespeare in 1594 used the phrase ‘Safe and Sound’ in his play ‘The Comedy of Errors’. He says ‘I long that we were safe and sound abroad’. So if it is important for Shakespeare it is important for me too!

Southwell is a peaceful place, not too much pollution and not too chaotic. This helps to make me feel ‘Safe and Sound’.

Southwell is where my family, friends and day service are. This helps to make me feel ‘Safe and Sound’.

Local people know me and that also helps me feel ‘Safe and Sound’.

Southwell has local facilities and services which I am able to use and this too makes me feel ‘Safe and Sound’.

I hope this explains how important feeling ‘Safe and Sound’ in this community is to me.

Chelsea

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