Has it really been a week since I wrote anything?


The hiatus is not an indicator that things have not been going on; things have been. Going on. I have been mentally busy.

The new contract brings challenges, involves working with some very interesting, capable people, and it shows signs of being extremely positive and worthwhile.

Yesterday evening I helped rescue a damsel in distress who needed an urgent repair to her saxophone, as she is gigging tonight.

And I managed to squeeze in a visit to a new Chinese restaurant, in between the saxophone repair facilitating to-ing and fro-ing.

The key word there is ‘facilitating’; I didn’t do the repair. I just knew of a man, who lives in the middle of the Oxfordshire countryside, who could repair it. And he did. At 7.30pm on a Good Friday evening.

There were smiles and was much relief all round.

I have been invited to the gig this evening.

I have a new mobile phone. It is another Nexus One.

My last one had an unfortunate coming together with gravity and concrete, which resulted in it not working.

Vodafone sent it away to be repaired, but they didn’t fix it, they just sent me a new one.

Because of the way the Nexus works, all of the data I had on my old phone, my global contact list/address book, my emails, the photographs I’d taken in Texas, applications I’d installed…

They were all still there!


Unfortunately the user dictionary had to be taught all of my key (and every-day) words and phrases.

I do a lot of my Tweeting from my phone, so I had to teach it phrases and shortcuts such as:

  • David Cameron
  • total wanker
  • fucktard
  • useless waste of space
  • incompetent buffoon
  • utter cunt

I did my Prince 2 Practitioner re-certification last week.

It is a requirement that holders of the Prince 2 qualification have to take a day-long series of tests, every few years, to determine whether or not they are fit to do the job that they do on a daily basis.

I scored 100% in every paper, which is nice. It means I can carry on doing what I have been doing for the last ten years.

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6 Responses to Updating/Repairing/Teaching/Learning

  1. Masher says:

    2012 is looking to be a good year for you so far.

    Shame the Mayans are going to fuck it all up come December.

    Oh well, enjoy it while you can.

  2. Sally says:

    Happy for you x

  3. redbookish says:

    Oh that’s lovely news. Have fun!