Happy Friday. It’s been a busy week, so much to do and so little time to do it and that’s just work, I’m so very glad to get to the end of this week and into the arms of a quiet weekend. There are no major plans, clean the house, buy food. Entertain and/or be entertained by my mother on Saturday night, watch Sharpe and go for a practice walk on Sunday, to start to get accustomed to the idea of walking on our holiday in 3 weeks time. And all of a sudden I’m on a deadline, which makes the next three weeks the most productive since the three weeks before the last holiday!
3) 62 things that Londoners will never say. Truth!
4) Grieving and social media. I don’t use social media to remember my dead or comment on others. Partly it comes from my horror or the easy sentimentality I see on Facebook and partly because it seems totally inappropriate. Sometimes the death of a celebrity will hit me where I live, as Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death did and I’ll write about those feelings. For me, the thing to remember is that the death of someone I never met, although sad, isn’t my loss. It’s wrong and insulting that person’s family and friends to act as though it is.
5) A level results won’t determine the rest of your life. Actually they will but the world continues and it’s not the end of your life if you don’t get the results you hoped for. Life will just different from the way you imagined it. Which is the moral of every story. You end up living the life you were meant to.
6) I had no idea that Vicky Beeching was a Christian music star. Given that this is brave, really brave. I wish the Church had a better attitude to gay people. I’ll say it again, ‘Being the person that God made you, cannot separate you from His love’.
7) Things you know in your 40’s. “ When you’re wondering whether she’s his daughter or his girlfriend, she’s his girlfriend.”