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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Uhm... I went grocery shopping and this happened...

I just saw him there (the Christmas tree is a he) and he needed a home, I know it's November but... look how bushy! 

So much to the annoyance of the boyfriend I got him, and took him home for Mr Pussycat to inspect thoroughly. 

Lovely and bushy... we're away over Xmas so I need to make the most of our tree. And he has a nice little pot so we I can keep him nice and healthy. 

I found this in the Christmas decorations bag too, mwahaha. 

Also the boyfriend and I got his and her mugs because they were on sale. They didn't have a Mario so the boyfriend got Yoshi. 

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Lion King & The Natural History Museum

Yesterday the boyfriend and I decided to go out for the day and took a trip to London. We started at the Natural History Museum. 

I always think the building looks so great, and free admission too. 

So we had a wander around but it was pretty busy. 

There was a queue for the dinosaurs but most of the rest of the museum you could get round OK.

Some of the displays were massive, we hoped they'd have a T-Rex though and they only had a head of one so the boyfriend was disappointed. 

But all in all, lots and lots of dead animals. It made me think I might have my beloved cat stuffed so I don't miss him. 

Then it was time for hot dogs and milkshakes. 

Then the Lion King.

I was feeling excited waiting. 

And checking out the African drum boxes.

When Pretty Woman showed up, check out the thigh high shiny boots... classy! And then me and the women of the couples sitting either side of us got the giggles and we all had to get a photo. Luckily pretty woman minced up and down the stairs fairly regularly so we were all kept amused. 

The view was pretty good though, I managed to get a couple of sneaky photos in, like the Sistine Chapel all over again!

The costumes were really good though and the stage was really versatile. Definitely glad we went, the show started at 2.30pm and it didn't end til just past 5pm so I was glad we didn't go to the 7.30pm showing, we would have never gotten home!

Then it was a quick look at Embankment all lit up and home - phew!

Monday, 18 November 2013

My Birthday

Well I had a super birthday yesterday, I woke up and opened my presents.

Chillaxed and watched cartoons because I'm cool. 

Put my cards up.

And then had some friends round for take out pizza. You may remember the boyfriend's cake challenge I issued him last year of a cherry bakewell castle complete with moat and drawbridge. This year I asked for a treasure chest and I think he did rather well! 

Friday, 8 November 2013

Walking Down Embankment

On our trip to the Old Operating Theatre the other day, me and my student nurse friends took a lovely (if not slightly long!) walk along Embankment and saw the sights. 

As well as getting rained on a fair bit... 

I hadn't seen the shard since it's been completed (although have to say it doesn't seem all that exciting on closer inspection?). 

Came across a lovely food market called Borough Market which was really nice to look round. 

Except we'd all just eaten so... not strategically planned.

See the banks of the Thames at the bottom? We saw tons of people having a good old nose about them, perhaps searching for treasure?

And the Globe which I should really go and look round some time. 

Cleopatra's Needle, seems the Italian's aren't the only ones that nick Obelisks!

And of course the London Eye, doesn't it move so slowly?

My favourite London landmark, Big Ben.

And the houses of parliament which again, I really would like to visit.

And then we took a little trip to have a look round Camden Market.

Which I wasn't so impressed with although they did have a lot of tacky souvenirs which I enjoyed. 

And erm... lovely his and hers outfits?

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Chop Chop

Q - How many people noticed my new hair cut this week?

A - No one, not even the boyfriend who met me after going to the hairdressers!

Sigh... If he had that much removed he'd be bald!

Monday, 4 November 2013

The Old a Operating Theatre & Herb Garret

A group of friends and I went to visit London the other day to check out the Old Operating Theatre which is the oldest operating theatre in Europe. 

You had to climb up a rickety spiral stair case and first went through the area where St Thomas' Hospital used to dry all their herbs and prepare their medicines, there were lots of interesting things to look round and a lot of them you could touch so it was really interactive. 

Here's some lovely bits of bodies.

Just floating around. 

And some old branded medicines - life tonic doesn't sound as catchy these days does it?

And my learning point of the day - Senna is a herb! Senna is a popular medicine on the wards as a laxative (painkillers can really back you up), and I had no idea it was a regular herb of the same name. 

Some heroin which of course you used to be able to buy over the counter as a cough suppressant amongst other things. 

And a bottle of cocaine, love the danger sign on it, you'd never get away with such a small warning and no child proof top nowadays would you. 

This is the old fashioned way of making pills on the above board, they'd all be cut into equal shape and size by using this board. 

We all were pretty horrified by the cervical dilator... don't fancy that thanks very much!

And you might have seen my previous post about traditional nurses belts

There were a lot of sweet nursing trinkets. 

And then it was through to the operating theatre, they call them operating rooms in America because I suppose they weren't set out like a theatre to have spectators.

You can still see the cut marks in the wooden bench where... one assumes there were amputations?

And they had all the right tools for it too! Infection rates would have been high because they wouldn't have necessarily washed these (or their blood soaked aprons) in between patients. Long live the NHS eh?