20 April 2007


In the past year or so that I’ve been blogging two things always cause me strife when starting a new entry:

1) How to title it and

2) How to open it.

A good title attracts people, a good opening line keeps them reading – or so my English teacher told me. I struggle to be witty when creating either – so my apologies.

In deference to the fact that I have no inspiration for either, and because I have been reading some of my old favourite books, here are some of the best openers of books that I can think of – have you got any more?

“I am writing this in the kitchen sink” – I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” – Pride and Prejudice

“Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again” – Rebecca

Blog fans, it’s been a while. I’ve been meaning to write for AGES but never seem to get round to it. Oh, and we don’t have any internet at the moment, so I haven’t been able to sit down and bash out an entry for sometime.

Going up to see the Marathon this weekend – I know at least 3 people running. It seems an entirely crazy pursuit if you ask me, but then, what do I know. I do my 5k every year for Cancer Research UK, (don’t worry, I’ll be asking for sponsorship nearer the time) and I do get all enthused and think about doing a 10k, or a half marathon. It’s not happened yet, but maybe one day. I really would love to run the marathon on behalf of “Action for ME”, not only cos it’s a charity I have a link with, but also (slightly flippantly) – how ironic it seems to be running the marathon for an ME charity…

Since I last blogged I’ve been to Budapest (see next entry), been rehearsing and panicking about the play (see Adventures for more details) and manically writing essays. My life seems to have gone out the window somewhat, especially as I have now started part time work back at MMRI (where I was last year).

I’ve been reading good books (another entry to follow) and trying not to shop too much. Phil and I are still debating the location for our summer holiday, and also trying to work out when to go taking Wimbledon, Women’s Henley and Shakespeare into consideration…Trials and tribulations!

Right, more work is necessary now – only 1 hour and 20 mins to go – hurrah!

03 April 2007


Please click on the link below and sign the petition. A friend of mine's daughter has recently had an ileostomy, and now the Government are planning to cut spending for Stoma Care.