The big day has arrived! Early breakfast was at 5:45 this morning, which surprisingly wasn’t too bad as I’d not really slept much anyway. (more…)
So it begins. It is a cold and foggy Sunday morning in East London, a day like any other in mid November, except that it is a day of change, or the start thereof at least. It’s a day of endings, the last day of a chapter of my life which has gone on now for a number of years. This afternoon, I will check into hospital for surgery, and by this time tomorrow, it should be all done, or at least close to. (more…)
It’s Tuesday October 7th, and I sit here at a glass table, sipping herbal tea from a glass cup, looking out over London. I’m relaxing before heading out for today’s adventures while my tablet charges up, though if the truth were told, I should be back in Camden packing more things.
It’s been a long journey getting to were I am now, and it’s not over yet, though if we’re counting milestones, I’m coming up on a big one. (more…)
Turbulent week is turbulent. I’ve looked at a load of flats over the last few days, trying to find something affordable. It’s not easy either. I think I’ve been everywhere, and seen all sorts and sizes of property, and met some really lovely people (and a cat). (more…)
So, day 1 since the notice. I’ve not even recovered from the blow dealt by the letter, and things aren’t getting any better. (more…)
So this evening I got a letter giving me 30 days to vacate the premises. Shaun said he just changed his mind about the “end of the year”.
So begins my countdown to homelessness.
As some readers will know, particularly the ones who’re close friends, I am looking for somewhere to live. For reasons beyond my control, my current flat-share is coming to an end, and I will need to move out soon. (more…)
I was on my way out this afternoon to get an injection done, when I saw a brown envelope by the door. It was urgent, from the DSS people, and so I opened it. It appears that they wanted to inform me that they had to stop paying me any benefits since August, and that I cannot get them to reconsider until I do what they want… Oh and they wanted be to know this would affect any housing benefit I claim and also that I am no longer entitled to free NHS prescriptions until it’s sorted out. (more…)
Sorry for the tone of this post, but feelings of despair and everything… (more…)
An early start today as it’s Hat day and there are several people I may be meeting here through the day. I came down on a too hot Overground train and got in just before the Auction and have set up in the usual place!
Today’s excursion started out with a Schneider Weiss (Tap 4) and oddly, the same base camp as yesterday. However, today I has a Loufing with me, who’s starting out with a Spezial Hell. Unfortunately though, the F key on my keyboard is broken, so this could (read will) make life a bit awkward later.
After wandering around with some burgers, of which mine was Ostrich, and Loufing’s was Kangaroo, we found some more beer. I had Ballard’s Wassail and Lou had a Dorking Gold which she found rather bland. Lou wanted something from the Chilterns though so a Chiltern White was her next, while I, after a couple of false starts I got a Rebellion Silly Point. A rather ordinary, though perfectly drinkable tipple.
Following this, I tried both a Captain Gingerbread from Geeves and an Opat Apricot which was gorgeous… These were a little rushed as we were heading home, and hence a short post…
However, more to come.
On Sunday this week, I realised that I only had enough medication left for about half a week. This is something of an exaggeration since I take several kinds of medication per day and only one of them had run out, but since it’s pretty much the most important one, it needed urgent fixing. So on Monday morning, I headed out to the pharmacist to see if my replacements had arrived. I was told no, but that they’d been ordered and should be in within a day or so. This would be fine if it happened, and so I was off on my second mission of the morning… the Doctor’s Office. (more…)