Natural Medicine

A sound engineer friend had a baby monitor in his kitchen.  One night, without any warning, the plug caught fire.  “Can you smell smoke?” asked the missus, and in they ran to find flames beginning to lick up the walls.  They got it out in fairly short order, but in the process my friend suffered some burns to his hands.  It was frightening, but thank the heavens, could have been much, much worse.  “Imagine if we were asleep,” he fumed, “I don’t even want to think about it!” As burns went they remarkably mild, and the entire family, thankfully, got…

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Damnit Speedy Kat!

There are certain biological differences between men and women. There, I’ve said it, tada!  And I haven’t really said it before, because the second you utter those words total wankers tend to jump on them with a cry of “yes, men are more logical and strong, and women are more emotional and teary, see!” which is… uch… so much bullshit. Obviously, ladies make babies… boys tend to be warmer in winter and more likely to have haemophilia.  There are definite genetic tweaks brought about by that pesky Y-chromosome.  And yes, men tend to be physically stronger, and women tend to…

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Ain’t Dead Yet

I was reminded by a lighting designer that I met at Comiccon Portugal (which was, by the way, epicly awesome) that I’ve been a bit quiet for a while. His actual words were:  “I found your twitter account, but you hadn’t posted since November so I thought it might not be real.” Which in fairness… posting on twitter isn’t an accepted medical proof of life, even though I get where he’s coming from.  It is true that for a few months, I’ve been pretty out of it, and am probably going to continue to be out of things for a…

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Merry Christmas 2017!

Dear One and All, Have a lovely Christmas, and a great 2018.  I hope you all get some rest, a time to chill and a bright and shiny new year! And of course, always – more books! lotsa love, Cat/Kate/Claire (depending on who’s asking!)

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Computer Games What I Play

I never really talk about this, because I associate playing games with Not Working, and to be Not Working is to be a Failure.  However, upon consideration… I work my backside off anywhere between 40-70 hours a week, exercise, study, read, learn and haven’t had a proper holiday for years, so yeah… damnit!  I damn well play computer games when I damn well can, and love it.  Take THAT my tangled up work ethic! Ahem. With which in mind, here are a few that stand out 1. My Youth. I first got into gaming with a few classics of the…

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