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Sunday, September 27, 2009

I spent yesterday looking after Amelie while Lisa went out for the afternoon. All in all, I think it went pretty well. The highlight was when I put her down for her lunchtime nap, spent an hour clearing up the mess she'd made in the living room, and then went back to find her asleep with a pair of hair straighteners in her cot. It's no wonder she has hair like Hitler. She'd also eaten half a sheet of A4 paper, so I'm now wondering if she's a spy. She was obviously destroying some kind of secret instructions. Possibly orders to wreck my DVD collection.

But in other news, we've got this picture on a mousemat at work, and after some tireless searching on Google this morning, I've finally located it online...

Look into my eyes.
The spots on the butterfly are pupils, but the rest of the picture is made up entirely of diseased retinas. No, really. Never has a serious haemorrhage looked so pretty. It was created by Lewis Smith of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, and won a prize at the Ophthalmic Imaging Association Conference a few years ago. I presume this is why I have to ask my patients if they consent to their photos being used for research purposes. I usually say they'll be shown to medical students. I might have to change that to art students.

But on the subject of retinal detachments, I'm about to take Amelie on an ophthalmic field trip. We're off into town to look for Gordon Brown. So if you see any live TV news reports from Brighton seafront in the next couple of hours, that'll be us in the background. Being arrested for stalking the Prime Minister.