Just passed 25,000 words, which is a pleasing milestone in itself, but more importantly means I’m on track for the first time since Day Two. Hooray!

I’ve been a little distracted today after waking up with a completely blocked ear. This happens to me once a year, and I hate it more than I despise the first guy who sat down and thought ‘hmm, this tiny tree thing tastes gross, I shall market it as a vegetable and make millions’. Is so bloody annoying. I can’t drive or get much sense of sound direction without doing lighthouse impressions, and it hurts if I don’t soften it up with ear drops every few hours. On a couple of occasions I’ve been able to fix the problem with, um, unorthodox methods that hurt rather a lot, but it’s always taken four to five days, plus Nod justifiably tells me off for messing about with my hearing 🙂 Unfortunately I have dancing, a guitar lesson, a computer-related trip to Walsall and a job interview in the next five days, and would like to avoid cancelling them all. As ever, the doctors only have syringing sessions on Tuesdays, so I had to decide between sticking it out or paying for a private clinic. I finally decided to go for the latter, although it’s bloody expensive at £65. They can do it tomorrow afternoon, however, and it’s just about worth it. Just. I need to figure out how I’m going to get to Solihull and back, mind.