Thursday 15 September 2011

Catching up

It's been a while. Our house has been busy dealing with losing our beloved Tinker and making sure that Casper is coming to terms with his loss too. Nothing can ever replace that big kitten-cat shaped hole he left behind; but day by day you can learn to remember the privilege of having shared you life with such a loving little fellow, and the pain recedes an inch further.

In the meantime the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 passed in America. The events of that day aren't any  less shocking ten years later. One of those "where were you" moments that everyone remembers. Being in the UK we were on our lunch break at work, and I remember a colleague reading the story from a website "A 747 has crashed into the World Trade Centre". I told him he must be mistaken - a 747 is a jumbo jet. The internet then, not being what it is now, soon crumbled and crashed as the world tried to find out exactly what had happened. All the evening papers sold out, and it wasn't until I got home that night that the true horror and magnitude of the days events became clear.

Growing up in London in the 80s and 90s we were no stranger to terrorism and the threat if the IRA but this was an unprecedented scale.

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This weekend my body turned traitor and my MS had another relapse. Right now I'm at the lying in bed not doing anything stage. Reading is better than writing on the internet - and I'm very grateful right now for iPhones, laptops and a wireless network! Desperate to get back to work, but sensible enough to know now that pushing things doesn't do any good in the long run.

In London news, flyers have come through the door warning of the 'Run to the Beat' half-marathon - causing chaos in our area on 25th September. Saw an amusing gratified sign on the way back from the hospital yesterday with road closure warnings on the front and a rage against 'corporate sponsored exercise' on the back.