Four years to go

A year ago today I became completely immobilised by my emotions.  I’d been up all night watching television, staring with a mixture of disbelief, outrage, and heartbreak, as the results of the General Election rolled in. Continue reading “Four years to go”


Late but engaged

I went to a workshop today on being an effective researcher. I think I found it useful, though we will see how much I can implement and how it helps Continue reading “Late but engaged”

The big sleep

I slept through pretty much all of yesterday.  At 6.55 yesterday morning, I wrote to myself in a note on my phone, which I had thought I might make into a blog post Continue reading “The big sleep”

Going Backstage in Biscuit Land

Two weeks ago I went to London with Oblong to see a performance I’d been looking forward to for a long time.  We journeyed to Arts Depot in North Finchley to watch Backstage in Biscuit Land Continue reading “Going Backstage in Biscuit Land”

Hot air balloons, umbrellas, and the odd helicopter

I couldn’t seem to get my words out yesterday.  Sometimes, I find myself silenced by fear, or stuttering over words when I’m uncertain Continue reading “Hot air balloons, umbrellas, and the odd helicopter”

The good, the bad, and the night time

It’s gone 2.30 am and I can’t sleep. It’s not unusual for me to be unable to sleep, though typically I just feel awake. Tonight I’m feeling anxious. I’ve been feeling pretty anxious all week. Continue reading “The good, the bad, and the night time”

Not Safe, Not Fair


As many will have read, for the first time since the creation of the NHS in 1948, Junior Doctors up and down the UK are participating in an all-out strike, taking part for 9 hours yesterday and again today.  Continue reading “Not Safe, Not Fair”

One stop roundup

Given that it’s been a few months since I was last posting regularly here, I thought I’d start with a general update to fill in some of the gaps. In many ways Continue reading “One stop roundup”

Sorry for the hiatus

Dear readers,

It’s been a little while since I last made a blog post.  I say a little while; it’s been just over four months!  How time skits by. We are already in the second season of 2016; Continue reading “Sorry for the hiatus”

That dreaded feeling

CW: Suicidal ideation; description of S/H thoughts.

This morning, waking up was awful.  I slept badly.  I’ve considered carefully whether to post this Continue reading “That dreaded feeling”

Working from home

I’ve been having problems recently with my laptop overheating, hence going into university to work on my Masters thesis.  My laptop appears to have recovered itself so yesterday I spent working at home Continue reading “Working from home”

It’s beginning to look a lot like… Sea creatures in Santa hats

Last night, there was a Christams Fayre from 5-8pm that I saw an event advert for a few weeks ago and was struck by.  It was at the Sealife Centre Continue reading “It’s beginning to look a lot like… Sea creatures in Santa hats”

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