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My one weakness, and other news

I’ve been unashamedly stocking up on 100 watt light bulbs image because I can’t live image without them in my office. I only use one, or two at the most,  in my house. I need them because my eyesight is not brilliant and I can’t function in a dimly lit room.

I first wrote about the withdrawal of our traditional light bulbs back in February 2007. And now, two years later, there are still many unanswered questions about how effective the green replacement will be.

I am not a gas guzzler. I am an avid recycle. I switch off all the lights when I leave the room and live a very green life. But I need a good light when I work, otherwise I am squinting all the time. I have a lazy eye and have worn glasses most of my life for reading and writing. A good overhead light is essential.

We do use green light bulbs in our house. But how many will it take to provide the equivalent of a 100 watt incandescent light bulb hanging from my ceiling?

It is my one weakness. Can I not at least trade it against something else that emits carbons as I have scored more than a few brownie points with my diligence in other eco areas?

*On a more positive note, I went to Great Ormond Street Hospital today with David . The great news is that as he has only had one incident of chronic pain in his jaw in the last year, he was discharged after almost four years. He was in terrible, agonising pain when he was referred there and they gave him the best care and believed us when others didn’t.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU A THOUSAND TIMES TO ALL THE WONDERFUL STAFF AT GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL, AND DAVID’S WONDERFUL CONSULTANT PETER AYLIFFE.

*We then met up with David’s stunning girlfriend and had a lovely lunch together before I headed home to continue working on my book, while David travelled on to Stratford-on-Avon to meet her family.

There is great news with my book. My editor really likes what I have sent her, I’ve had fantastic feedback. I’m really excited about it, but I have another couple of weeks of hard slog to meet another deadline.

*David was a true gent and gave up his seat on the train this morning to an elderly lady so she didn’t have to stand and she didn’t even have the grace to thank him. She had such a sour face that it would curdle your milk. I’ve told him not to stop showing this kind of consideration to others. No-one else got up for her, none of the smart businessmen or other lads who sat nearby, they all ignored her while they hid behind their papers, fiddled with their mobile phones or busied themselves on their laptops. He showed them all that young people today can be a great credit to themselves.

Ciao for now. 🙂



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