On Falling Over…

In 2008 I moved to the US and within six months I’d paralysed my left arm doing something stupid in the office. For a while I didn’t know if it was ever going to recover. It was one of the most disturbing experiences of my life

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Yikes. And wow. Read this.

Great Facebook status lines of our times

One of the great new literary forms of the twenty-first century is, I think, the Facebook or instant messenger status message. Today:

“Debbie Syrop is disappointed that there were no Ferrero Rocher at the ambassador’s dinner.”

(she’s touring a theatre show in Eastern Europe, with the British Council. So… she probably was at an ambassador’s dinner.)