Archive for April, 2009

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April 29, 2009

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Save the life of my child..

April 28, 2009

This is not news to me, but sometimes the absolute priviledge my child will be born into makes me a little bit ashamed.


April 26, 2009

I am fairly depressed today what with it being another home alone to write bits of portfolio day with the no company and or fun…but this cheered me up somewhat and reminds of every conversation i’ve ever had about boarding school with people who did not attend one.
Them: So where did you go to school?
Me: Actually I went to boarding school.
Them: Oh no, really? Poor you!
Me: No, I loved it, well except for the endless Bob Marley!!

To be fair BM seems quite inoffensive to me now but I still have issues with kids at my school in the later years trying to tell me that they were into the Fugees because they ‘totally got what it was about’. Thats a whole Stupid White People post on its own.


April 17, 2009

The sinusitis is officially getting to me now. I can’t have any meds for it. Its not getting better. I have started a course of acupuncture which is a bit odd and uncomfortable but i am open minded as the internet informs me it can be super effective. It made me throw up blood yesterday which was v scary and has never happened to me before. Tummy is a bit sore today. I am having a week off from placement/work and hoping a rest is whats needed.

Not the most played song in public places but…

April 14, 2009

GMTV were banging on about this earlier on. It reminded me about something in the pregnancy book that I should be listening to music I like plenty because apparently it will soothe the wee baby later on when is ratty. Well heres hoping. At the moment then its likely that my child will mostly be pacified by the following;

Captain Beefheart – Bluejeans and Moonbeams
Duffy – Rockferry (but only that track – her newer stuff is soooo dissapointing)
Split Enz – Message to My Girl
Paul Simon – Crazy Love Vol:2
Cat Stevens – Into White
Jackson Browne – Before the Deluge
Roxy Music – More Than This
Peter Gabriel – Solsbury Hill
Neil Young – After The Goldrush
REM – The Great Beyond (And often Bad Day but thats a motivator song, not a lullaby!)

Maybe its a good thing for the hatchling that I’m such a sad old hippy!

For Leila

April 7, 2009

I would like to share this with you. I went to this exhibition last year at the Royal Festival Hall and found it very emotive.
I have so much to say just now about my work with refugees but not quite the energy to express all the anger, frustration, pain, laughter, joy.

Take some time out and look through the winner archive. I warn you though, no catharcism to be had here.

Hooray for Aunties

April 6, 2009


This n that…

April 5, 2009

I recently signed a downing street petition against The Sun newspaper and their constant negative portayal of the social work profession. I have just seen Soldier on the telly in an advert for said newspaper and its help for heroes thing. I am more used to seeing exes on Newsnight.

Uni rejected my application for additiaonl funding since they changed their rules and I have to stay at uni until august. I can’t even explain how pissed off i am about this since 1. i dont have any choice. 2. i’ve never asked before and its my v last opportunity to. 3. knowledge of other circunmstances under which they have shelled out.

I had a nice day yesterday with my mum and maybe cheered up a little bit. She bought me this for the impending arrival.


It is called a Truffle Sheep.

We went to garden superstore to buy me strawberry plants and geraniums and stripey something and a bird feeder to make me happy again. Well try.

The mission for this afternoon is to try and start some uni work.

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April 2, 2009

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Hello Dolly

April 2, 2009

My friend showed me these in Time magazine last week. I’m still a bit undecided as to what I think about them but since they are now on display in the window of the play association I thought I might invite some discussion.