Abortion

This article makes interesting reading… The Last Late-Term Abortionist (The Observer – 24 January 2010) I’m not really interested in starting a discussion on this but if someone feels they want to respond, you’re welcome to in the comments below. This, however, is an issue which many have very strong feelings. I will consider removing any…

Where have I been?

The answer, in its shortest form, is resting. I’ve had patches of being unwell these past 6 months but the onset of swine flu, promptly followed by pneumonia (the trick I learned was not to expose yourself to cold air for an hour while trying to get rid of swine flu induced temperature) knocked me…

Friday Roundup

I’ve decided to jump on another band wagon and join in on Friday roundups of the blogosphere.  So in no particular order, this week’s selection focuses on issues I’ve been thinking about this week: 1. Malawi education system needs a serious overhaul – Jimmy Kanja’s Blog 10/09/09 2. The Global Gender Gap Index – Kiwiblog…

Maldives Government Embrace Climate Change

The Maldives Government met on the sea bed in scuba gear to draw attention to the dangers of climate change for the island nation. In the first, or last (depending on how you read these), of my blog posts for my belated blog actions day 09, I’m going to focus on small island developing states, also…

WordPress for iPhone

I’m testing the WordPress for iPhone app at work. I’ve had an iPhone for a week and am loving it. Took notes at last night’s RSA New Perspectives on Faith & Development on it and have various useful & entertaining apps. App suggestions anyone?

It’s been a while . . .

Dream Postponement, Another Trip to A&E, Being Thankful, and Scans Time for a series of catchup posts again – as it’s much easier to read a few short posts than one long post, each of the above is a title for the following four posts.

Dream Postponement

If you don’t know me and you read this blog, you’ve hopefully skipped to the About page to find out more. It read: “I’m passionate about changing the world one politician at a time. It’s a broad and very long term goal, and hopefully this blog will help to track my progress. To that end,…

Another Trip to A&E

On Thursday 27th August, I made a return trip to UCH A&E with the same crippling pains as I had at the end of May. *Delightful*. After three hours waiting and prodding by a Resident, some pain meds were produced and I was sent home to bed. With the pain much worse the following morning,…

Being Thankful

The trip to A&E made me fairly sure I’d made the right decision regarding VSO. Symptoms have not improved over the last month and I am permanently tired, with funny little twists and twinges of pain much of the time. There are, however, days when I’m less tired, when there’s less pain and urgh-ness and…

Scans

Yesterday was the first ultrasound scan. It confirmed what I’d expected (and hoped – better to know than to have symptoms without an apparent problem), although unfortunately they can only see what’s happening on the left side. The sonographer is apparently recommending me for a laparoscopy (keyhole investigative surgery) but all will be confirmed when…

Halo

There’s this song that reminds me of my trip back to London. Our plane spent half the flight the flight from Singapore chasing the sunrise across Europe, it was epically beautiful and having developed a fascination with Beyonce’s latest album on the way to New Zealand (do not fall asleep with music on unless you…

Dealing with Change

I’ve recently started following another expat Kiwi in London’s blog and her post last night, entitled “deep breath“, struck a real chord with me. The situation, for me, is completely different but the sentiment expressed – that I might not be good enough – is something I well understand. She writes: “I have been playing…