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My State on Sunday 30/52

Look I did it on Sunday!!!!

Weekly Rating: 3/10

Highlight: There really wasn’t one, finishing the wire was good. Such a great TV series but the last season goes a bit too far.

Lowlight: Having no energy to do anything.

Felt: Horrible and faint for most of the week.

Watched: Luther, The Wire, Drinking Buddies, Underworld Awakening, Girls, The Killing, Looper

Heard: Magna Carta Holy Grail by Jay-Z, Grrr! by The Rolling Stones, The Weight of Love by The Editors, A Color Map of the Sun by Pretty Lights, Electric by The Pet Shop Boys, OST (500) Days of Summer, TED Talks, Body Music by AlunaGeorge

Read: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper, How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Visited: Work

Want: To feel better, it’s fairly depressing constantly feeling ill

Need: My physio test to go well on Thursday, I have a feeling I am going to get told I have a lots of work to do before my leg will be back to normal.

Miss: Being allowed to take a couple of tablets a day that allow me to live a more comfortable life. I had forgotten how all-encompassing pain can be.

Learnt: Whining is pretty easy, but changing things for the better can be hard and sometimes nearly impossible.

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My State on Sunday 29/52

Weekly Rating: 7/10

Highlight: Hanging out with friends and family

Lowlight: Not being hungover at all

Felt: Grateful

Watched: Luther, The Apprentice, The Wire, The Ashes, The Tour De France, Flight, The Grey, The Newsroom, Suits

Heard: Magna Carta Holy Grail by Jay-Z, Jake Bugg by Jake Bugg, Every Kingdom by Ben Howard, The Weight of Love by The Editors, Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke, Lovers Holiday by Theophilus London, A Color Map of the Sun by Pretty Lights, The Lumineers by The Lumineers

Read: Soccernomics by Simon Kuper, How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Visited: Work, Physio, The Lord Northbrook, Friends, The Hispaniola, The Thames City Cruise

Want: A New Job

Need: A New Job

Miss: Holidays, it has been far to long since I saw a beach or a pool

Learnt: Friends are brilliant, just chilling out and spending time with friends can take you mind of anything and everything

My State on Sunday 23/52

Weekly Rating: 6/10

Highlight: spending the week getting to know my niece.

Lowlight: Somewhere between getting told I should wear a knee brace if I ever play sport again and getting an ear infection.

Felt: Tired and in pain.

Watched: The Wire, The Fall, Arrested Development, Weekend, The Woman in Black, Bourne Legacy, Peppa Pig, This House

Heard: Random Access Memories by Daft Punk, Settle by Disclosure, IV Play by The-Dream, Love Lust Faith + Dreams by 30 Seconds to Mars, Some Say I So I Say Light by Ghostpoet, Trouble Will Find Me by The National, …Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age, The Conversation by Texas, Home by Rudimental, Nocturnes by Little Boots, Now What?! By Deep Purple

Read: How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran, Soccernomics by Simon Kuper, Inferno by Dan Brown

Visited: Hospital, Greenwich Picture House

Want: to make my knee better and have a smooth week starting back at work.

Need: to get my work head on.

Miss: America, getting very jealous of people going away

Learnt: I am a big old scaredy-cat

My State on Sunday 22/52

Weekly Rating: 8/10

Highlight: my niece learning my name and watching Depeche Mode at the O2.

Lowlight: Realising the impact my most recent operation has had on my Knee’s recovery.

Felt: Good, the recovery is going well.

Watched: The Wire, House of Cards, The Fall, Arrested Development, The Hunger Games, Peppa Pig, Sing and Sign

Heard: Delta Machine by Depeche Mode, The Best of, Part 1 by Depeche Mode, Total Loss by How to Dress Well, Didn’t it Rain by Hugh Laurie, Heart of Nowhere by Noah and the Whale, Once I was an Eagle by Laura Marling, Golden by Lady Antebellum, Indicud by Kid Cudi, Now What?! By Deep Purple, Random Access Memories by Daft Punk

Read: How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran, Soccernomics by Simon Kuper, Inferno by Dan Brown, ALL of the RECIPES

Visited: Hospital, The O2 Arena, Greenwich Park, Bluewater

Want: to make my knee feel better.

Need: to stop swearing in front of my 20 month old niece

Miss: Having a worthy reason to be tired

Learnt: I still can’t sit in a tight space for any length of time.

My State on Sunday 21/52

Weekly Rating: 8/10

Highlight: getting some of my stitches out and the A-OK from hospital

Lowlight: having to sleep sitting up right. It gets old very quickly.

Felt: Optimistic about my recovery, it’s going very well but my knee is now playing up

Watched: Veep, New Girl, Modern Family, The Wire, House of Cards, Mad Men, Alpha House, The Browsers, The Onion News, Arrested Development, The Kennedys, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, The Babymakers, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Keith Lemon The Movie

Heard: Inform – Educate – Entertain by Public Service Broadcasting, Regardless by Thea Gilmore and Momentum by Jamie Cullum

Read: How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran, Soccernomics by Simon Kuper

Visited: Hospital.

Want: to be able to sleep lying down again.

Need: to find the time to watch more TV series, I won’t finish them all by the time I go back to work.

Miss: My bed

Learnt: Too much, but it all goes in the useless pile

My State on Sunday 20/52

Weekly Rating: 7/10

Highlight: Getting signed off work for 3 weeks

Lowlight: having a terrible night’s sleep after my operation. Snoring can be outrageously loud on a hospital ward

Felt: Swollen, it’s not as bad as it has been after previous operations but I still look like Hey Arnold

Watched: Veep, New Girl, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy and Twilight Breaking Dawn Part Two, who this film is bad, that is weirdest looking kid I have ever seen. Oh and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, WOW is the only word to describe it.

Heard: Lots and lots of podcasts

Read: Who Cares Wins by David Jones and How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Visited: Work, Pub, Doctors, Hospital.

Want: to make some decisions on which TV series I want to watch while I recover, there is so much choice. I’m thinking The Wire, Mad Men, The Pacific and The Kennedys

Need: to relax and recover, it is time to watch films and TV series, read books and eat soft food.

Miss: having to get on my train every morning and stand for between twenty-eight minutes and two hours travelling to work. NHAWTT

Learnt: My legs are too long for hospital beds and Caitlin Moran’s chapter on starting her period was pretty disgusting and slightly insightful

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