9 May 2013


Dog-sitting the Velvet Streak for the evening. It reminds me of the week Sarah and I stayed here during linguistics week. I'm just lost without tasks H3 & H4!!

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8 May 2013

Blogging in the surgery

Having put on FB that I'm blogging in the surgery, I feel I ought to write about what I see.
There is a children's corner, refreshingly free of those two things doctors surgeries always have; those twisted wire affairs with coloured beads probably used with earnest intent to hone
motor skills or some other joy-sapping reason. And children.
There is a majoresque type with crutches, a girl with impossibly blonde hair and orange skin and a toothless crone.
The reading matter which is usually banal, dog-eared and generic is, in fact, surprisingly challenging;

I experienced a first (and possibly once) in a lifetime experience when I arrived. A helpful doctors receptionist. She didn't quite smile but she didn't make me feel that if I'd mentioned I had a terminal illness (I don't) she would have rolled her eyes and muttered 'not another of these time-wasters'
The waiting room, that would comfortably sit about 20 people has no less than 18 lights! Half moon wall lights, sunken spots and several foot long florries.

Surely if they were going to provide an average of two lights per person an a steady day, they should have made them angle-poised and gone the rest of the way with individual booths and desks.
Well I'm still here and the drama is slowing so I'll do some of my homework.

Getting an education vicariously

Did a doodle this week that I was pretty pleased with and others have been very complimentary about...but you need someone who knows about these things for a brutal, informed critique. So I sent it to mini-me.

He used two of the greatest accolades in the art world; 'nice' and 'cool'. He also said some of the lines were dodgy and when I asked what that meant, he said some lines were thicker than others and didn't look like they had been deliberately. I was glad to have a good reason - I did it with a biro in class!

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5 May 2013

May the 4th (be with you)

Think this picture pretty much sums up my Star Wars day! A distinct absence of fantasy films and a good helping of eating and drinking.

Incredible pizza that was like eating the last mouthful of the best bit you saved til last....all the way through!
A great Chianti. A little light on the palate but with an excellent flavour.
Heels and a good mate. Perfect.

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