Watching…

HIM Her light switched on, drawing his attention away from his work. The gleam shone down into his study and he wondered how her day had been today. He only caught a glimpse of her as she flashed past into the bathroom beyond but the thought of her up there made him smile. From his […]

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Why I’m running…

‘Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said…something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there. It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from […]

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Sinful Sunday: And relax…

‘There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.’ – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar Today started awkwardly. Suddenly feeling 100 years old, I fell in the bath while having a shower. Later I ran 10 miles, the longest run of my marathon training […]

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Hormones…

The juxtamedullary cells detect reduced renal blood flow and convert prorenin to renin…renin converts angiotensinogen to angiotensin I, then angiotensin converting enzymes split that to angiotensin II, which stimulates the secretion of aldosterone…and what the fuck does aldosterone do? He threw down the textbook in disgust. Endocrinology was so logical, why did it not stick? […]

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Sinful Sunday: Reach…

Much earlier this year, I attended the Guy Bourdin exhibition at Somerset House. I adore most of his photographs, but this is among my favourites:  I really like the view of her legs and her heels as she reaches upwards. I was reminded of this photo when I was thinking about the chair prompt for […]

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Sweat…

Horses sweat, men perspire, but women merely glow’ – Victorian proverb I was brought up to be a lady. Not a Stepford-esque housewife or other stereotype, but most definitely a lady. Always well put together, always graceful, always smiling serenely through adversity. And, as the proverb above suggests, ladies don’t sweat. Ladies never reveal such […]

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