Archive for the 'General' Category


Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Various things recently have started me thinking about aging. In the last few months, my Grandmother has died of breast cancer, and I have had to have my cat Pepper put to sleep, again probably due to cancer. They were both what you would describe as old – 78 and approx 14 respectively, which doesn’t […]


Monday, June 22nd, 2009

I just bought a house 😀 Thankfully the stress seems to have all melted away now that we’ve exchanged, and I’m just excited about moving in (25th September). So now I am starting on the fun of planning the curtains, the carpets, which colour paint, furniture etc… I just hope I don’t drive anybody mad […]

First Cambridge Geek Night

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

On Wednesday 10th June I attended the first Cambridge Geek Night. No, I know I’m not a geek, but David was one of the organisers, so I went along to support him. I was also hoping to meet some new people and maybe manage to partially immerse myself in this “geek world” he is a […]

Handmade Earrings!

Monday, April 20th, 2009

For some time now I have enjoyed making earrings from beads and wire. As well as making things I enjoy wearing, I find it somehow therapeutic to be creating something tangible. Initially, I just made items for myself, then for my friends and family. Recently someone suggested I try selling them to cover my costs […]

Just an update

Monday, July 14th, 2008

As it says, just a quick update for those of you who actually know me, and use this as a way to keep a vague eye on my comings and goings. Buproprion is still wonderful, although side effects are a bit of a pain (the timing of the second dose most days either leaves me […]


Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

My currect medication cocktail: 800mg Lithium (Priadel) 125mg Lamotrigine 300mg Buproprion (Zyban) Buproprion Hydrocloride is very commonly used in the US, under the name Wellbutrin. In the UK however, Buproprion is only licensed as an aid to smoking cessation (under the name Zyban). This means that it is rarely prescribed, as doctors have to prescribe […]

The cake is *not* a lie!

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

For my Man‘s Birthday, I wanted to make him a cake. The question is, what cake do you make for a through and through geek? The answer came in the form of a computer game called Portal. Now, I have played very little of the game, but I do know two things about it. Everyone […]