Wednesday, 11 February 2009


It's been a VERY long time since I worked a night shift.

And even then I used to get some sleep during the day.

Not have a full day of teaching during the day before and teaching the following morning.

I am pretty shattered, but am more peeved that it wasn't even worth it! Not one single neurosurgical emergency, dammit!

Though one of the wards (the same hospital I'm having my op) had a MaxFax patient on it, according to the board. I really wanted to sneak in and take a look to see what they look like in Real Life, as I don't think online pics *quite* cut it.

Probably just as well I didn't; don't want to freak myself out any more than I am already!

I'm off for a snooze!

Monday, 2 February 2009

Day off!

I love being snowed in - so although we couldn't fashion a brace, I still LOVE our effort, what do you think? :D


I'm snowed in!

I don't remember the last time we had this much snowfall in London. There are some pictures of me being very small and playing in the snow but I don't really remember it.

The ensuing chaos can only happen in England.

There is not a single bus running, the trains and tube are all but cancelled, and so I can't get into hospital today. Was dreading having to get up but I really needed to leave the house, so it's a bit of a shame really.

The BBC news is hilarious; the reporters look as though they are having a field day taking joy in reporting on the misery and chaos today; us Brits love to have a good moan (as I'm sure you can tell already!), and I have laughed for the first time properly in a couple of days at videos of people trying to push broken-down cars and sliding all over the place.

So I'm going to snuggle back into bed and may even build a snowman later. May try and find something with which to fashion some braces out for it...!