||[Nov. 17th, 2003|02:03 pm]
I don't seem to have posted much over the last few weeks. Mostly it is just that I don't have that much time to do it with working away from home but also I've been having some problems with my eyes so I've been keeping (well trying to any way) off the computer as much as I can. This is hard as my job is basically all compter based :( Air conditioned offices can dry out my contact lenses which is painful, sometimes they just get irritated all by themselves and sometimes it is because I've had them in for too long in a day.
In theory I should leave them out for 8 hours in every 24. Hmm, yes, well I do manage that sometimes :) The problem is that I cannot get a good vision correcton from glasses so I have to wear the lenses. My eye condition (keratoconus) causes a distortion on the front of the eye (cornea) which moves around as my eye moves. The contact lenses move with the eye so provide the correct correction [oh the English]. Without the lenses the world is a bleary blurry place - I certainly shouldn't drive without my lenses in.
Fitting in the "8 hours out" gets to be hard some days ... today I was on the road driving from Londo to Cardiff shortly after 6 AM so in theory I should have taken the lenses out by 10 PM yesterday (it was actually about midnight) and I should get them out again by 10 PM toight (might happen if I'm lucky and don't try to do any work on my personal web site).
On that subject (my web site) there are now some pictures posted of the last passenger flights of Concorde *sigh* It was a good day out, my sister and I caught a very early tube train to Hatton Cross and then ended up walking miles around the perimeter road but the pictures were well worth it :) You can see them at http://www.blodtandsmidigt.com , just click the link at the bottom of the page.
Note: This is bait for somebodies to see if they are still reading our journals :)
Update: I think somebodies got the flu so please send a nice warm drink over to them and tuck them up warmly.