One of those weird days today, when the day itself appears to be marking time. I have seen one student, for about a minute. I bought a sandwich that tasted of nothing. To make sure I hadn't lost my sense of taste, I ate a Grab Bag of Walkers Cheese and Onion Crisps and I am happy to confirm my mouth is working. I have had very few emails today. One phone call. Everything seems to be in abeyance.
At home, things are gradually starting to look like a raided tomb. How quickly a family home of 18 years becomes walls and cat fur and spaces. The desire to get rid of things is becoming quite compulsive. I want it to be done now. I am waiting to feel sentimental and it isn't happening. Something of me has gone ahead, brightly organising and smiling, and the rest of me will roll down a tunnel to follow.
I'm not going to say goodbye when I go, because I think I've gone already. And you'll all come and see me, won't you?