The first full week of the year and five day week for some time seemed to simultaneously go fast and slow if such a thing is possible. Slow in that, by the time Friday evening rolled around, I was physically and mentally completely exhausted. I couldn’t pull my brain together to write this yesterday and... Continue Reading →
One Year On…
A year ago yesterday exactly, I had a rotten cold. The kind where your head weighs much more than it should and you ache furiously. I was at work in my office job, which I liked only because of the lovely people I worked with, when I received an email. My Manager noticed that I... Continue Reading →
January is the Monday of the Year
I remember seeing that on Twitter at some point and finding it funny because it's true. I always find January a particularly tough time with my brain. It feels like starting over to me. Like everything seems scary and bleak. I have no idea why this is the case, it’s not at all. I have... Continue Reading →
Blood, the Polish and a Shock to the Heart
Seems highly appropriate to write a blog article while I’m having blood siphoned out of my arm. Don’t worry I’ve not gone mental, I am festively giving blood and doing my bit for NHS Blood and Transplant. I’m a huge advocate of giving back what you can and blood is a hugely important aspect of... Continue Reading →
Merry Christmas Everyone!
A quiet evening in on Christmas Eve-Eve seemed like a good time to post a short update and wish you all a very merry festive season and all the best for 2018 as I am not sure how or when I will be able to post again. The mortuary got busier of course and so... Continue Reading →
Return to The Gordon Museum of Pathology
Thursday evening this week something very exciting happened. I had the absolute pleasure of being invited along to the Cellular Pathology Discussion Group December 2017 Meeting at The Gordon Museum thanks to my friend Simon pulling a lot of strings. I turned up at the Gordon Museum ten minutes before the allocated start time, particularly... Continue Reading →
Christmas is a very busy time for us, Mr. Cratchit
With Christmas fast approaching, my social life gets hectic while my waistline increases as I shove mince pies in my face like there’s no tomorrow. In the meantime, the mortuary is noticeably busier and it’s becoming more important to look at what spaces we have- especially at weekends. The mystery of why more people die... Continue Reading →
Busy, Removing Eyes.
Well it’s been some week this week! I can’t say I’m not completely exhausted, and I am cooking a roast dinner for around 15 people tomorrow. No word of a lie that I am currently boiling an immense amount of potatoes in preparation. Sunday I will be putting my feet up, but for now I... Continue Reading →
It’s beginning to look a lot like….. I’m fearless?
I am certain that one day I’ll burst into tears. Or vomit. Or run away. Or come over feeling faint, but I just keep shocking myself that I haven't yet during all the sights the mortuary has had to offer so far. Although twice this week someone has mentioned cases of severed heads or lone... Continue Reading →
A Puncture & A Prize
I don’t even know where to start with this week! It’s been another busy one. The mortuary is only getting busier now, there’s still quiet-ish days where we can catch up on things but generally I can see the busy time creeping in. Mortuaries are known to be busy in Winter, with the last couple... Continue Reading →