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Monday, March 29, 2004

I've known for a while that something has been giving me assorted health problems so on Saturday I had a food sensitivity test. Very interesting.

It turns out that I am sensitive to a lot of things in varying degrees: cows' milk and cheese (I'd worked out those two), wheat (suspected but denied), eggs (ditto), red wine (not so bothered), coffee (don't drink it), mushrooms, pork (bacon? sausages?), chocolate (I'm easing off on that anyway), monosodium glutomate (you'd be surprised where that is used), yeast, tomatoes and orange juice.

So, over the weekend I had whatever I wanted: croissants, full-english breakfast, tea with milk, cheesecake and so on. Today I start on avoiding the things that apparently are no good for me. Breakfast was okay. Lunch and dinner will be a challenge.

I'll keep you posted.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2004

I live in a town called Orpington but work in central London. I need to take a train for half an hour to get to work. I don't mind the journey too much but sometimes I could kill the people I'm forced to share it with.

Today for instance, a woman got on the train a stop or two after mine and sat next to me. She spent the entire journey putting on her make-up and I don't mean a little bit of lipstick either. I lost count of the boxes she pulled out of her dinky little handbag. Peer in the mirror, smear this on, dab a bit of that, paint here, brush there. She'll need a pneumatic drill to get it all off. I tried jogging her but couldn't make it look like an accident.

I don't know why this annoys me. Perhaps I think that she should have done it at home. I don't, for instance, have a shave on the train or brush my teeth or trim my beard so why should this woman (and others!) be any different.

More train rants to follow... loud stereos... inane chatters... children and tourists at rush hour... grrrr!

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Thursday, March 18, 2004

Hey, my first blog entry!
This is all you get. I'm still at work and have avoided that particular document for long enough.

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