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uless:

 I’m know these things go around from time to time, but if you guys could take a minute to read this one, and are inclined to help or reblog it, I’d be so grateful. 

This is my IRL best friend back home in Virginia. She is truly one of the most hardworking, brilliant, and kind hearted women I’ve ever known. 

She also has the worst luck I’ve ever seen. 

So please click the link and check it out and help if you’re moved to do so, I can’t think of a better place to throw a spare few bucks. 

I’ll let you touch my butt. 

<3

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Quite a bizarre evening. I got asked by a random Chinese man if I would be his girlfriend and make love to him. I explained that would not be possible, what with me being a guy and all so instead he’s asked me to teach him English history.

Got to be one of the weirdest conversations I’ve ever had.

Yet still we struggle to make a difference,
to change the world,
to dream of hope,
never knowing for certain who we will meet along the way.
Who among the world of strangers will hold our hand,
touch our hearts,
and share the pain of trying.

Mohinder Suresh
I got my first ever picture made just for me from Maisie today :)

I got my first ever picture made just for me from Maisie today :)

After several hours of tests Maisie has been diagnosed with HSP (Henoch–Schönlein purpura). It’s a condition connected with a pre-disposition to autoimmune conditions and, in an average group of 105,000 kids, 7 would be girls with it and only 2 of them would’ve contracted it during the summer.
My poor little girl, her legs are covered in lumps and bruises and she’s in lots of pain from the arthritis associated with it. She’s going to have to have hospital appointments every 2 weeks for the next 2 years to ensure she doesn’t develop kidney disease and they’ve said it could be 10 weeks before she can walk again.

She was really brave though and didn’t even murmur when they took blood or tried manipulating her joints even though the pain was bringing tears to her eyes.

I quite enjoy my job but …

My colleagues are useless when you have an emergency. Maisie’s been taken to hospital tonight. I desperately need to get over there and not one person will come in to cover for me. The only one who would cover is already working because she’s covering someone else.

They’re all either drunk or have made plans … or just aren’t bothering to answer.

The most annoying bit is the new kid should be in for his final training, in which case there’d be two here and no problem … But he hasn’t turned in, he’s gone off to catch a train somewhere instead.

Pink Floyd to release new album 'The Endless River' | News | NME.COM

Got to be the greatest news in music since The Beatles released Free as a Bird!!

I am soooo excited!!

There’s an old guy comes in to work every Saturday morning just to get me to give him horse racing tips.

I know absolutely nothing about horse racing. I have told him this but he insists I look it up on that ‘newfangled phone of yours’.

I don’t know if he’s ever won, but it’s a scary thought that someone’s relying on me as a tipster!

If you grew up in Britain in the 80s, this is one of the most famous streets in the world. Ahhh, Hovis.

If you grew up in Britain in the 80s, this is one of the most famous streets in the world. Ahhh, Hovis.

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Here’s Finn and the boys last night in their end of year gig. Unfortunately my phone gave out 3 songs before the end so I missed their new single!

How awesome were these boys? Bear in mind that they’re only ages 13,11 and 10!

Rather than full it to the brim by keeping it upright
Better to have stopped in time;*
Hammer it to a point
And the sharpness cannot be preserved for ever;
There may be gold and jade to fill a hall
But there is none who can keep them.
To be overbearing when one has wealth and position
Is to bring calamity upon oneself.
To retire when the task is accomplished
Is the way of heaven.

Lao Tzu

*This refers to a vessel which is said to have been in the temple of Chou (or Lu). It stands in position when empty but overturns when full. The moral is that humility is a necessary virtue, especially for those in high position.

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It&#8217;s a bit blurry, and not brilliantly framed &#8230; but this photo is one of the most important in the world to me. It&#8217;s the first photo ever of me with both my kids. Just the 3 of us. I&#8217;d say that makes it pretty special.

It’s a bit blurry, and not brilliantly framed … but this photo is one of the most important in the world to me. It’s the first photo ever of me with both my kids. Just the 3 of us. I’d say that makes it pretty special.