2 to go

2 weeks today I’ll be at the Fracture clinic to be ‘assessed’. Regardless I’ll be telling them to get this bloody resin cast off my leg as it is slowly driving me mad. Of course there is an upside, although as Louise hasn’t yet allowed me to get a little bell so I can summon her when I want something (my toe scratched, the blinds titled 0.5 of a degree…), I’m pretty sure I’m not getting the most out of my enforced immobility. In other exciting news, I’m finally getting around to reading the latest Harry Potter – The Order of the Phoenix. I’ve read the others and this one is following the same theme (boy goes to school, does …

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da Vinci!

The ‘don’t know who painted the Mona Lisa’ story is on a few other blogs today but I’d like to draw your attention to the BBC NEWS Front Page. The Video Choice at the moment is this story with the tagline “Survey shows British cannot tell their arts from their elbow”. Badummmm ksshhhhh!

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Working

I’m racing through work at the moment, which is just as well seeing how much I have to do. The weird thing is that this is at odds with my usual “leave things until they really really need done” attitude which pisses me off at times, but is very useful at other times. For example, I’ll frequently run right up to a tight deadline, cramming in 15 hour days and the like, but this actually saves me time and work as things are less prone to change… emmm… ok, it makes sense to me.

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Pullman says…

Kids not reading: “We write books to delight…when we see how kids are supposed to analyse sections of our books even replacing adjectives with ones of their own it feels very mechanical. I can see the national curriculum and the national literacy strategy has done some good, especially in tightening up certain loose ends, but it has mechanised creativity. I think it is best to let the child take their time when writing.” When I was growing up trips to the library with my Dad were a treat as I was allowed to pick what I wanted. Dumbarton Library was a wonderful place, with the kids section downstairs in the upper basement, and the ‘grown-up’ books on the main floor. …

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