heard the owl when I woke up in the night
erm, idk, maybe I’ll have a long walk at some point today
got my appraisal today, can’t see it being that good given furlough etc plus I’ve amazed to avoid an sort of appraisal process for…15 years so I’m gutted to be on a team where we actually do them
have to have a very depressing day food-wise to make up for having a Chinese last night
I’m making Chicken Berry Britannia tonight, which is always a treat
I don’t have any meetings today, so it should be a decent enough working day
another vote for Davidoff Shit Weather
our rough sleeper ‘street count’ was a lot higher than I’d hoped, which probably means I’ll get a load of shit from my seniors
my sister had surgery and is doing well
cw: death in Palestine
just saw the photos on twitter of the dead, heavily mutilated children killed by Israel that others had alluded to and honestly, I’m just numb?? The comments underneath were so disgusting too, basically saying this is what Muslims and Palestinians deserve, being like “so? Hamas started it” which is so fucking insidious because its the misinformation and deliberate play of words that western media employ to paint Palestinians as terrorists and the IDF as a reactionary force when its Israel that invaded and continues to displace Palestinians with billions and billionas from the US and elsewhere behind them, it is a completely unbalanced fight. The comments have really upset me, the fact that this has happened to those children and they’ll just talk like that, I never wish ill on others but I’m close Palestinians are being dehumanised and it’s so sad, as a Muslim black African the only time I ever see photos like this are always of black bodies, African bodies, Muslim bodies, and you can just see the lack of humanity given, the pain that their groupalso have endured while still being looked down on by the world.
I’ve been at work for half an hour already
Terrible night’s sleep
Ten whole days off in seven-and-a-half hours’ time
Off to the gym then the Southbank Centre food market for ale and scran.