Monday, 25 January 2010

things fall apart

Great book.

Rubbish jacket.

Weirdly, even though I couldn't particularly afford it in the first place, now I feel like I have twenty pounds burning a hole in my pocket. Except the sales are over and there's nothing I really need, so maybe I should think about helping to stitch things back together.

In the past, I have run and been sponsored (but ended up paying most of it myself when I couldn't get hold of several sponsors) for Cancer Research UK. My favourite charity because I hate cancer and I love life.

On Saturday I was on a train which hit into a person who jumped under the tracks. In the past, I have only thought how inconvenient it is when I go to the station and it's closed for similar reasons, something which sadly happens frighteningly frequently. But on Saturday I was really shaken and struck by the horrible state suicide leaves people behind in. Wendy Brandes' collection for fellow blogger Janet would also be a great cause to donate to, if only I had a credit card.

So right now I want to donate to the Red Cross, for obvious quake-related reasons. I was once in an earthquake, which was apparently quite strong, but I slept right through it. I am very grateful about that.


  1. Thanks for the mention. And we do take Paypal!

  2. When people throw themselves under trains, it's profoundly affecting—especially for the train driver, who usually can't stop in time. How awful.

    I hope you're okay.

    I feel sad reading this, especially when it comes on the heels of the Haiti horrors and Janet's problems.

    I wish everything would just fix itself.