Down and up

Finished watching ‘The Innocent’. Excellent story, well told, and well acted. Best bit of drama I’ve seen on telly for ages. A lot of thoughts raised, who are the victims of rape? The news surrounding the Bulger murder, and the availability of the morning after pill anonymously for school kids are also stirring some thoughts. Good to see all the booze over the festive seasons hasn’t killed too many brain cells. Feel full of expectation about this coming year, I can see the route things are moving down, can plan for the obstacles and all in all should be a good year. Only a couple of major things outside my control, once they pass – onwards and upwards!

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Adjustment

Finished work on 23rd December 2000, back to work today 8th January 2001. It’s strange how quickly we humans adjust to our situations. Just started work after two weeks off. Already I’m back in ‘work’ mode. I had managed to do very little work during my holiday (I know, that sounds odd), and I was enjoying not having to concentrate on anything more arduous than reading books, listening to some CDs, and pottering about the flat. I spent this morning in a kind of limbo. I had forgotten how many things I had to do, despite the fact I had managed to finish a lot off before I finished before Christmas. I find myself having to react to people, having …

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*burps*

So – a few teething problems but everything looks OK. Phew. Excellent dinner tonight – Cricklewood Hotel – excellent! Broccoli Melts, then Chilli Chicken Cashew with Banana Split to finish, then coffee… now kinda lethargic and tired. A good way to spend the evening with family (my parents and sister). Even got time to record some new MP3s – 60s Soul. Tapping my foot to it now.

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Happy New Year

Hogamanay was great – ended at 5:30 a.m. once the guitars and singing had stopped. I’d forgotten how many of the songs I knew, more cultured than I thought!. All in all a good way to start 2001. Hope yours was as good, wherever and however you celebrated.

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