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Sunday, September 18, 2005

Escaping to the Dyke

As I was cooped up in work for the whole entire weekend, when I managed to escape on Sunday afternoon I acosted Simon and we went to Devil's Dyke for a bit of country fresh air and a treck over the hills! Lovely!

Friday, September 16, 2005

The North Wind Does Blow ...

Winter is a comin' there is a chill in the air and once again our bloody flat has turned into an ice box. Just look at the lengths I had to go to in order to keep warm whilst watching Sex and the City!


Being a good citizen I figured it was about time I went to give blood. I had tried a couple of months before when the National Blood Service visited work, but as I had a cold I was told I wasn't able to give blood.

So I trotted off with Simon for my virgin blood giving experience. 25 mins after arriving Simon was settling down with his tea and biscuits taking comfort in the knowledge that he had once again donated. However, for me it was a slightly different experience.

First they couldn't find a vein but after a lot of prodding and poking in both arms they found one which they thought would do. Then when they got a line it the blood flow kept stopping and they had to move the needed to get it going again. At one point the nurse suggested they hung me upside down to get it out!!!

However, I did manage to finally give a full donation and even have the bruises to prove it ...

I must say the bruise is not the fault of anyone at the National Blood Service; I bruise very easily. It is an amazing thing to do and no one should be put off by this experience. I will certainly be visiting the vampires again! It is worth it to think you could help another person - and I got Jammy Dodgers afterwards! Hoorah!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Happy Birthday Simon!

Simon - 29 million years old today!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Serious cake-a-thon

As it is Simon's birthday on tuesday and it is traditional to take cakes in for work colleagues (don't understand this myself - when it's my birthday I want people to buy me cake!!!) I suggested we made cakes for him to take. So on Sunday afternoon the cake-a-thon commenced in my very little kitchen. It took ages, but the cakes were good. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm yummy!

I think that next year I will suggest he buys them though!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Dinner party!

Friends + home cooked food = lovely evening!