Monday, August 22, 2005


Half way was marked by opening presents from the pupils of Whitstable Community School and Whitstable Junior School. They incude T shirts with messages written upside down for ease of reading by the isolated wearer; today I am being encouraged to 'Drink lots of milk'. Many of the children sent portraits too, so I have personalised a corner of the fort with a collection of friendly faces. I got a jigsaw of an alsatian dog in lieu of a living pet.

The experience of being here is a jigsaw of mental, physical and emotional responses to a new environment. When I identify all of the pieces I will make a picture.