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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Here's another optical illusion. The squares marked A & B are exactly the same shade of grey...

I think it's the difference in hair length which somehow fools the eye.

Anyhoo, I've felt slightly less tired today, which is just as well because I've had my annual Performance & Development Review at work, and it's not really something I should sleep through. It was actually scheduled for last November, but things move slowly in the NHS. I think the year you're supposed to review is the one that's passed since they told you about it. But the good news is that I successfully made it to the end of the meeting without getting fired, and as of Monday they're giving me the power to adjust stock levels on the pharmacy computer. So when I drop a bottle of morphine, I can take it off the system myself.

As for Lisa, she took Amelie to a new mother & baby group down the road this afternoon. Amelie attempted to read a cloth book by stuffing it into her mouth (I've heard of people devouring a good book, but that's going too far), while Lisa learnt a new version of the song 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat' which involved screaming at crocodiles. I expect they sang it at Steve Irwin's funeral. But the saddest news of the day, as told to Lisa by one of the mothers, is that the Cupcake shop in St George's Road has just closed down. Lisa was distraught. But only because she thought the woman was talking about the bakery around the corner.