David Brider (davidbrider) wrote,
David Brider

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Back to life, back to reality...

...back to home and back to work.

So just to clarify...on the Thursday before Good Friday, we went up to Birmingham for EasterCon, and then the Tuesday after Easter Monday we travelled up to the Lake District. The whole week before Good Friday was a bit weird anyway, as our car failed its MOT because of the prang I'd had in Tesco car park back in January, and although we found, via the insurance company, somewhere that could fix it and get it re-MOTed, they couldn't supply a courtesy car, so we managed at short notice to get a rental car for the week. So that week, I was driving to and from work in that, until Thursday, when Sarah drove me up to work, picked up our car from the garage, returned the rental car to the rental company, and then drove up to my workplace in our car and took us up to Birmingham. All good fun and games.

Anyway, we got home from the Lake District last night, via a stop off in Sheffield to say "hi" to blazingskies and greyfore in their nice shiny new home. It was an interesting holiday, mostly characterised by not doing anywhere near as much as we could have done (not helped by Saturday's shenanigans, as documented here, here, here, and here and some pretty strong winds over the weekend), and we've decided to rectify that by going back there this October. Seriously, there's just so much to do up there, it would be a shame not to do at least a sizeable proportion of it. In the event, as we spent Tuesday travelling up there, and Wednesday chilling out on the grounds that neither of us got paid until Thursday, Saturday I was on my own in the flat because of Sarah's - ultimately wasted - journey to Hemel, and she didn't get back until nearly lunchtime on Sunday, all we actually managed to fit in was a visit to the rather beautiful Blackwell and the less beautiful but still fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum on the Thursday, followed on the Friday by a trip over Ullswater and a visit to The Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre.

I now expect to be spending most of today at work trying to remember exactly what it is I do here, and the rest of today at work trying to remember exactly how to do it. Normal service will be resumed just as soon as I am sure what is normal anyway...

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