Friday, 27 August 2010


I may have jinxed myself in my last post. I'm struggling to keep my eyes open, my fingers have been typing what is sure to be something incomprehensible for the past 2 hours, and I have no motivation to write, think or do anything that isn't sleep. And I have a cold. Great.

I had a little word with myself: BUCK UP WOMAN, I suggested. This is it. Things will never be like this again: I'll never have the chance to work this hard ever again, I'll never have the freedom to write completely independantly again, I'll never be allowed to spend whole days in the library ever again, and in fact, my library-borrowing rights will never be so liberal ever again. Three weeks from now I'll be sorting out my new home, about to dive into a new job and a new life that right now I can't even begin to imagine. I'll be living with Daniel, earning more than £50 a week and paying taxes. I'll get two whole days off every week. I'll own my own fridge, my own washing machine and I'll actively be saving to buy a hoover. I'll have to look smart every day. The transition from this to that will be short and probably very sharp. I'm terrified, in all honesty.

It's Friday. The second-to-last Friday before Hand In. Some blanks, before I hit my summary over the head with a Concise Dictionary and Theasaurus and proclaim myself almost there.

1. The most adventurous thing I've ever done is probably white water rafting in Alberta. I would so do it again tomorrow if I could! I was absolutely terrified, but the adrenaline started coming the minute we hit the rapids and it was all over way too quickly!

2. If I were a pair of shoes I would be some Birkenstocks. Practical, breezy, chilled out (!) and a little quirky :-)

3. My preferred mode of digital communication is email. I love letter writing but it just isn't practical when you have many friends far away and not a hige amount of patience to sit still. I save letter writing for special occasion, and email keeps friendships running in the meantime!

4. I feel happiest when I'm in the countryside, preferably the mountains.

5. A little dream I have for my life is to own a health food store, and to write a book.

6. The one modern convenience I could NOT do without is hand sanitizer! I keep Cuticura in business!

7. Music, movies, TV or books: if I could only choose one to enjoy I would pick books! Even music is a poor second to what has become the pillar around which I turn on a daily basis.

Take part at The Little Things We Do :-)


  1. A health-food store and a book is perfect for Catherine. I love that idea.

  2. I love your dream of owning a health food store, I would totally come visit!

    Thanks, Nicole Mariana

  3. You couldn't own a health food sotr, you'd eat all the cereal bars!
    Have you thought about joining Freecycle to see if you can get a vac of there?
    Lisa x