Here’s this week’s blog topic:

Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and your pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be, and why?

That’s an easy one for me.  No, I wouldn’t save my computer, photos, books or papers.  Having suffered from thyroid cancer and had extensive treatment, I now have no working salivary glands.  So… I would save a lovely cold bottle of water from the fridge!  I have to sip, sip, sip water all the livelong day, otherwise much unpleasantness occurs, of which I’m sure you don’t want to know about.



But hey… it’s been two years now and I’m used to it.

Everywhere I go, my trusty bottle of water is with me.  Try carrying on a conversation with no working salivary glands, or even eating a sandwich.  It just ain’t gonna happen.  However, with a bottle of water in one’s pocket, one can sound and look reasonably human.  I need to take a sip of water about every 10 minutes all the time I’m awake.  This ensures I will never suffer from dehydration, but it also poses another problem…

One has to ensure a ladies’ room is not too far away!

I love music festivals, but surprise surprise, they don’t want you taking in your own water.  I used to jettison mine at the last ever minute before I went through the turnstiles, and then waste time queueing up to buy another one from a stall.  Now I’ve got into the habit of producing an empty water bottle at the security gate. They look at it with suspicion but they can see it’s empty, so I get to keep it.  As soon as I get to the arena I look for the free drinking water tap.

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