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Join us in standing up for reproductive health and education. Planned Parenthood, the organization that delivers reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people worldwide, has come under fire in the U.S. lately, with many politicians on both state and federal level seeking to end funding (and in a few cases succeeding).

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Dec. 24th, 2010

Happy holidays to one and all - I promise I will do a proper update at some point in the near future!

Feb. 5th, 2010

Over a month since I last posted, again ...

Today had to take myself to the John Radcliffe eye hospital, after weird blotches and lines appeared in the vision of my right eye. Turned out I had a torn retina and I had to have laser surgery to repair it. Most of the day was spent hanging around, very bored, with slightly blurred vision from the eye drops (which didn't seem to have the dire effects on me that other people have told me they get from them) for half an hour of discomfort whilst the doctor fired lasers at the back of my eyeball. And then they let me go home, on the bus. Hm.

Hopefully it is fixed, although odd blotches are still meandering around in my vision ...


Another update

Little Ted
Failure to update each day doesn't mean I haven't done anything (other than post)! Since I last posted, Wednesday I did 327 words, Thurday 236, Friday 387 (before going out to an office leaving do) and today 1016, bringing the running total so far to 12,305 or 25% done. Which I'm rather afraid indicates I'm going to go way over the word total, since I've barely begun to reduce the stack of research notes! Oh well, better too many than too few, I know my professor will edit heavily.

Also, potted up several house plants, including one that was so pot-bound I actually had to cut the pot off it - I'm a bad houseplant mum!

My cold is now at the I've-coughed-so-much-my-ribs-ache stage, but I've rested some today and hope to put in a full day on the thesis tomorrow with a higher word count at the end.


Thesis update

Little Ted
840 words yesterday, 1793 today, for a grand total of 4,150 (8%!). Also, much prepping for methodology section, which I'm going to tackle next - and a sudden insight into how to lay out the section on police attitudes to young people. (Whisper) I think this may actually, finally be coming together ...



striped rose
Going back through my photos, I don't have a single picture of the conifers before they half-topped them several years ago. But for the record, this is what they looked like:

And after it snowed that winter, they looked like this:

I have concluded that a strategically placed leylandii is the only solution to getting the shade back for my greenhouse any time soon.


Annoyed now

Annoyed Lee
The people whose garden backs on to the side of mine have been pruning the beautiful row of conifers at the end of their garden each year, and every year I've muttered in annoyance at them doing it.

Today I came home and found all the conifers were gone.  Completely gone.

All the privacy my garden had is now gone.  I am going to have to buy net curtains for my bedroom window, which never needed them before, and the garden looks - naked, and dull.

I think this weekend I will be at the garden centre investing in the fastest-growing leylandii they can find me.

I'm really upset!


If there was ironing, I'd be doing it.

The plan for this weekend was to get the 'Every Child Matters' articles sorted out and ready for insertion in the relevant bit of the thesis (which is pending, really it is - I finally figured out where Neighbourhood Policing fits!). On Sunday, when sun was expected, I had a list of gardening things to do.

What actually happened? For some bizarre, inexplicable reason I found myself sorting out the box of accounts papers that's been sitting around for over 2 years waiting for me to do something with it. I have sorted, typed out, thrown away and shredded at length. And the sun barely put in an appearance today, so although I did some tidying up in the garden and watered in the greenhouse, that's all I did.

Sigh. So much for plans. Oh well, I'll just have to force myself to do some thesis work in the evenings this week ...


It was a what?

I was somewhat surprised, whilst wondering whether or not to get up this morning, to hear what sounded suspiciously like a steam train whistle. We just heard it again, and I checked, and yes, a steam train *did* pass through Bicester North station today. Which must have surprised the regular travellers no end ...

Also, it demonstrates an amazing ability to notice something out of the ordinary, since we don't normally notice train whistles - except for the one a few minutes after the steam train went through, which caused Phoebesmum to say, "THAT'S what trains are supposed to sound like!"


To the writers on my F-list, a plea - when someone asks you for tips on writing their first novel PLEASE tell them NOT to include cutsey genre in-jokes (unless the plot requires it, of course). I have just finished reading a book which managed to THREE TIMES jerk me out of the narrative because of very blatent and unnecessary fannish cross-references. I probably missed others - but these three jerked ME out of the author's reality and back into my own, rather less interesting, one.

So please, ask them not to do it - because good writing doesn't need in-jokes.

I thank you.