A country in which they complain other countries don't buy their stuff, when they've given them money for other 'unrelated' purposes (Dear India, you were insufficiently corrupt).
A country in which the mantra of getting rid of unncessary bureaucracy means paying someone else even more to do it or giving it to someone who has a main job of actually doing something else and expecting this to just work.
A country in which health and safety are bad words.
Last five days of work this week, then 16 weeks maternity. It occurs to me that this is the first time since 1998 that I will have a pause of more than 4 weeks in work/education/both. To be precise, a pause in the ready availability of adult conversation.
I saw the only existing pregnancy photo of me yesterday, sneakily taken while I was in a cafe. I was certain he must have used a wide angle lense like estate agents do, trying to make something look more spacious. Sadly, no. Overall though I seem to have avoided much weight gain and swelling and if anything my face looks sort of leaner and hollow. The only real annnoyance right now apart from the obvious is that my finger joints feel arthritic, though without being swollen.
Now back to the home sprint.
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