Out of Office

Hi, thank you for dropping by.

We are currently away, enduring the hardship of 41c in the sub-Sahara.

We are putting on brave faces against the unrelenting bar service, awesome food, and top flight customer care.

Enduring this for a week is going to be tough, but we’re determined to give this our very best shot.

Back to the UK next weekend.

Meanwhile, we’ll do our best to cope with everything this place has to offer.

Some things never change

In a stunning return to the form of October last year, my back decided to mess me about.

The fact that this coincided with me going out and buying a soopah-doopah hybrid (road- and mountain-) bike is, I’m sure, entirely erm coincidental.

Especially as I haven’t even got the SDHB home yet; it’s still nestling at the store.

And on that basis I can’t even blame taking up cycling as the cause of the aforementioned back issue.

Anyway.

The weather has been a bit pants, hasn’t it?

And for that reason none of the motorbikes have been out of the garage for months.

But, like all good people of a technical inclination, I have got a small geekage project running on the side.

I’ve been playing with the project of geek, but only now and then, and usually for just 15 minutes a session; it has a very steep learning curve and I’m on the edge of my technical comfort zone.

However, it’s safe to say that I’m attempting to get to grips with something that makes working with SharePoint and/or OneDrive look (and feel) like child’s play.

Back

Backs are amazing when you think about them.

Firm and inflexible, yet pliable and bendy.

Strong and supportive, yet yielding.

And load-bearing.

Connected to almost every part of the body, and if you add in the spinal cord and central nervous system components, your back is the hub of everything that you do.

It’s 3am.

I’ve been awake for two hours.

Awake because of back pain.

I have done ‘something’ to my back. No idea what.

It just isn’t working like it should.

I’m not whingeing.

I have a golden opportunity to catch up with my latest rewatching of The West Wing.

And I can tuck in to some serious reading.

So what’s not to like?

Getting in to the bathroom, for a start.

It’ll pass soon. The back thing, not the wanting to go to the toilet thing.

And look at the exercise my bladder is getting.

That’s got to be positive too, yes?

Blogathon 04/17: Lazy

Man, it’s been a hectic week.

But it seems to have been a hectic week every week, for the last few months.

At work, we talk about how much we are doing, and tight timescales, and yet we talk about our appetite to do so much more.

If only we could expand time, space, and our capacity to enable us to deliver more in.

Don’t get me wrong.

I love that there is so much to do.

But today, in contrast with the pace of my professional life, I am doing pretty much of nothing.

Oh, I’ve been out, given Sam a lift in to West Bridgford.

Picked up a prescription from the chemist in the next village.

I even went back to West Bridgford to pick Sam up.

But that’s the most productive I’ve been all day.

And now it’s 18.45, and we’re in bed.

With tea.

About to watch a film.

And I feel not at all guilty about such a self indulgent day.

Flying solo

Big bed

 

Right now Sam is 37,000 feet over Iran.

And I’m in bed, half watching an episode of The Man In The High Castle.

There’s just me in the house.

Well, me and two cats and two cattens (as the two Tweeny felines have been categorised).

But not one of the felines has deigned to join me.

Oh sure, they were all over me a few hours ago when it was feeding time.

But since then?

They have been asleep in front of the log fire.

They have hooned about the house, acting out a series of Tom and Jerry cartoons.

They have bothered the heck out of me, and tried to steal my tea (yeah, as if, kitties, as if).

But have they come up to bed with me?

Have they allowed themselves to make the too big and too empty bed feel more comfortable?

Have they hell.

When I come back in my next life, I’m going to be a dog.

Storage space to rent: Nottingham

For rent: Storage space in NG5

 

Storage space to rent in Nottingham NG5

Storage space to rent in Nottingham NG5

I have a flexible, surplus amount of floorspace available to rent on a monthly basis, in NG5

The storage is dry, dust-free, very secure, and temperature controlled.

Access is available to the storage seven days a week, at times to suit the renter, by prior arrangement.

The floorspace available is up to 500 Sqm – I will let out smaller areas of space if required.

Entry is via easily-negotiated wide doorways; ramped access is available.

Payment terms are monthly, in advance.

Storage space to rent in Nottingham NG5

Storage space to rent in Nottingham NG5