20 years ago:
I have just started my new career as a college lecturer. First slept with H on the eve of the Great Storm. The last few weeks of my old life, before impending motherhood made me a new life. I don't know that the future is rushing towards me like an express train.
10 years ago:
I am working as a writer. H and I have just moved to Coventry. We have two young children aged 9 and 5. I am using the Internet for the first time, and I join a 'Blakes Seven' mailing list. Many members of that list are long standing friends now, and on my lj f-list.
5 years ago:
I am working in my current job, and I hate it. H is working in Sheffield so I don't see him much. I am feeling a bit poorly, and there are medical problems ahead which I don't know about yet. My son is starting to lose interest in education. This was a bad time for me and my family. My brothers and sisters were all in relationships that were to break up over the next couple of years.
2 years ago:
I am recovering from a hysterectomy and I have just begun my hypnotherapy course, and a journey of recovery and improvement of body and mind stretching to the present and hopefully beyond.
1 year ago:
Almost the last time I saw my grandmother before she died on the 17th November. I wish I had known.
Insanely busy day at work. In the evening I listened to my i-Pod, and watched The Wire. H cooked dinner and did the shopping. My daughter is working with a tutor to increase her confidence in maths, he says she'll get an A. My son worked the late shift, coming home tired and hungry, but in a good mood, at about 11pm. How functional and happy my family is compared to five years ago.
Hooray - my entire team are out doing other things so I am on my own in the office. Hence this orgy of posting. I'll probably write a briefing on Gordon Brown's speech this morning. Later though. Lj first.
Last minute panics. In the evening, travelling down to London to stay in a hotel prior to a big seminar at One Whitehall Place on Friday.