07 June 2007


I was being so good. I had yoghurt for breakfast and have been religiously drinking my "Lactofree" milk drink (why does the word drink make me feel that I am not really drinking milk?).

And then I got hungry.

And then Waitrose were reducing their sandwiches.

Which included smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels for £1.10.

So I've fallen off the dairy free wagon...

Tomorrow is another day - so I might as well eat a Dairy Milk bar to drown my milk free sorrows!

06 June 2007

Round Up

It's all been going on recently. I was back at work last week, not very effectively, but I was there. I can't seem to get up any enthusiasm for it, perhaps because I know I'm really only going to be here for another couple of weeks... I've been working on the data for my project, and beginning to see patterns in it, which is excellent as I have to talk about it for 10,000 words! I was really getting into it yesterday, as I am finally transcribing it for myself and not just checking another person's. Unfortunately I had to leave early and go to talk to my old folks, so I am hoping that I get back into it on Friday when I'm next in the lab.


One of my old people has a thing for Tom Jones. She's not very vocal normally, which can cause a few problems, as the point is to create conversation, but when Ross (another volunteer) put on a Tom Jones CD her whole face lit up. It was nice to see her enthusiastic about something, as she has told us on a number of occasions that she is "not interested" in conversing with us. I also have a sneaking suspicion that she fancy Ross - she often comments on his beard and says he would be more handsome without facial hair. He has cottoned on to this now though, as apparently last week he had shaved and she insisted on feeling his face...


I have a job for next year! I will be working full time at More House which is tremendously exciting. It's a good salary and I get paid holidays and half terms - yay! I am very happy, as it's a lovely school and the staff and the boys are all lovely...though some of the year 10s scare me! Becky, this might make you feel better: year 8 are a nightmare at More House too, so it's not just in your school!


I'm trying a new diet. Not to lose weight (I managed that easily enough a couple of weeks ago by not being able to eat - now my jeans don't fit me anymore but I refuse to buy a size 6 pair), but to try to sort out my asthma. I'm cutting out dairy from my diet... Hard for someone who loves cheese, chocolate and iced coffee from Starbucks. But, I have discovered a new type of milk which is cows milk with the lactose taken out. It tastes like milk, unlike soya which so doesn't. There is also a dairy free ice cream (well, lactose free) so I'll be ok...I'm really going to miss cheese though!


Phil and I went to Emsworth on Chichester Harbour this Sunday. It was beautiful and reminded me of Salcombe in Devon, near where I used to live and the home of the best ice-cream ever. Photos are up on flickr now, I'm quite pleased with them.

If you're at a loose end this week...

...Go and see "Whose Life is it Anyway?" at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking.

This popular black comedy by Brian Clarke is set in a hospital and tells the story of sculptor Ken Harrison: a serious road accident forces him to contemplate a future in which he will remain constantly dependent on those around him. Left with only the use of his sharp mind, wit and indomitable spirit, Ken will not submit quietly to his fate. He can make us laugh, and often does. He could make us cry, but doesn't want to. What he does want is to be heard and to reclaim the decisions about his own life and death. Whose Life Is It Anyway? places the individual at the centre of one of the most complex medical and moral issues of our times - do we have the right to choose how we want to live and when we want to die?

6th-9th June 2007, 7.45pm. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions) and available from the box office (01932 702091)