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Apr. 13th, 2008

magical me

Ever feel like jumping off the roof at work?

Well I am. 

Yes ladies and gents, on Wednesday 23rd April we are having a charity abseil off the roof of the Birmingham Dental Hospital and after much negotiation and haggling, I'm going to be one of the lucky jumpers. 

The charities are St Mary's Hospice http://www.bsmh.org.uk/about/index.php and Dentaid http://www.dentaid.org/

So get those wallets out, shoo away the moths and cough up some cash because I'm looking for sponsorship. Every penny counts so no matter how much or how little you can spare (I'm a poor student, I understand) please pop a message on here or email me at sarahwaters at hotmail dot com if you can help.

I will of course put pictures up after the event and if you happen to be in Birmingham on the day feel free to pop over and give us some support.

Mar. 29th, 2008

magical me

Earth Hour 2008

It's Earth Hour between 8-9pm tonight, so the lights are off, the candles lit and everything non essential has been unplugged.

Mar. 19th, 2008

crystal tears

Loss of a legend

I was lucky enough to meet Sir Arthur C. Clarke at a con in 1994, He was a self depricating gentleman baffled at the phenomenon he had created. When asked about it by another fan he replied with a big grin "I write the stories I like, it's just a coincidence you all like them too."

Lie quiet in that night. Delight has indeed been given.

Jan. 17th, 2008

magical me

National Examining Board of Dental Nurses Exam results are in...

Nov. 11th, 2007

magical me

Roll up, roll up and bag yourself a bargain

Christmas is getting a litle close for comfort and having had four months off work on statutory sick pay, I am looking for money making ventures so I don't have to choose between getting people pressies and eating this month.

So please check out my painting gallery as I have a few oil paintings for sale and I will accept any reasonable offer made for them. I also accept commissions although you'd have to get them to me by the end of November if you want them for christmas. Some of the photo's aren't great (taken on my phone as my camera is broken) but hopefully you'll get the gist.

I've locked replies in case anyone does want a pic but doesn't want anyone else to know they want a pic in case anyone wanted to surprise anyone else.... You know what I mean.

http://pics.livejournal.com/fresh_panini/gallery/00023r2s for a selection of my previous and present work.

magical me


For The Fallen
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Laurence Binyon (1869 - 1943)

Sep. 20th, 2007

Eek- scary

What part of "ph'nglui mglw'nafh cthulhu r'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?

A couple of people sent me or posted this. It's damn funny.


Apr. 21st, 2007

magical me

Exam Results...

I wasn't in work when the results came in, I was in Sussex having just been to Susan's funeral, which had gone ok.

Mar. 30th, 2007

magical me

Earth Hour

Inspired by misthawk

Mar. 3rd, 2007

magical me

Look to the skies...

There is a total lunar eclipse tonight. It starts around 9.30pm till midnight with totality around 10.45pm.

If the skies are clear it should be beautiful. I shall miss being in the countryside this evening. I may have to take a late night drive out of the city because of the light pollution but depends on how chilly it is.


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