Off-Plan Off-Piste!

I've never skied. It never appealed to me enough to try it. But I do have friends who ski and I know enough to understand that going off-piste can be a dangerous thing to do. When I think of dieting I liken it to skiing because going off-plan (for me) is dangerous. Unlike a lot... Continue Reading →

I’m not even joking

I was walking from East Acton to Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea Hospital on Friday morning and started day-dreaming about what I would do if I won the Lottery. I do this quite a lot these days because funding for ICP is becoming harder to obtain, so my daydream always starts with me presenting my professor... Continue Reading →

I got the Hippy, Hippy Shake

I've been given the date for my hip replacement.  6 October – THAT took the wind out of my sails! I kept saying to the PA, "Um... so that's the date then? The ACTUAL date?". She must have wondered what planet I was on (it's called Planet Denial). Wow. It's actually going ahead. I'm hoping... Continue Reading →

Founders and Imposters

I'm having an interesting time settling in to my new role as CEO of ICP Support. It's only new in the fact that I actually get paid to do it now (and for the record, I took a pay cut). For the last umpteen years it's been a voluntary role shoehorned in between my work... Continue Reading →

Painkillers and paranoia

Mr K (that's what I call Ian, my husband) suggested we catch up with Glastonbury this weekend. We snuggled down on the sofa to watch, smug in the knowledge that we could at least fast forward when the boring bits were on. The first assault on my ageing eyes was the sight of Jo Whiley looking absolutely... Continue Reading →

Countdown to 60

Next April I will be 60. That’s a bit of a scary number for me. When I was a teenager I couldn’t imagine being 60 and if I ever did have to think about it, I imagined little old ladies with purple-rinsed perms. As it happens, I do like the colour purple (that’s why our... Continue Reading →

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