School of Medicine – for Women

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Signs.”

This week, publish an image of a sign — from the signs you encounter on the street to more personal, less obvious signs that hold meaning for you.

I often walk past this sign. I am never quite sure what to feel about it. Dismay that “for many years, the Royal Free Hospital was the only hospital in London to offer medical services to women.” (Source: Royal Free Hospital). Or something more positive, given how far we have come. Continue reading

Along came a spider

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Creepy.”

This week, show us something creepy — because hey, we can’t take photos of rainbows and puppies every day. Well, okay, I guess we can. But let’s branch out anyway!

Large spider
With a Smint packet for scale.

Spiders, fascination and fear in one package. This stupendous specimen currently inhabits my cloakroom. The fear needs little explanation. The fascination comes from Dracula. Renfield eats flies to gain their life force, he then moves on to eating spiders since they eat the flies. Eating spiders is a more efficient way to gain the life force. Continue reading