My phone line has been out of order (hence no blogging yesterday) and I still don’t seem to be able to receive incoming calls. Grr…
On Wednesday morning I was sitting at my desk and was rubbing my temples due to having a headache. A colleague saw me doing this and said I looked as though I was having a bad day and I explained I was feeling a bit off colour. He asked if I had been near any Mexicans recently and I told him I didn’t think I had, but I had recently eaten some fajitas. He backed away to err on the side of caution.
I found out who my team is going to be and four of them are definitely really good, one is fairly good but might need a bit of a steer and one is going to have to seriously up her productivity. Apparently that last person really wants to do this work though and put together some arguments to show why she should be allowed to do it, so I am hoping her enthusiasm will mean that she will have a new energy to put into her work because we have a tough task ahead. There is also a big team incentive to get the job done and so that might mean they will encourage each other to persevere if any of them start to flag. I’m looking forward to the challenge and those in the team I have spoken to seem to be raring to go, so that’s good. I really need to do something new and I’m hoping that this is what is going to make me enjoy work again.
Last night we went out for a friends birthday and walked to Kings Cross station to get a train home. When we walked into the station a man had collapsed on the steps and there seemed to be a lot of panic going on. We walked on and G had run out of top-up so couldn’t get through the ticket barrier. One of the station staff had a go at G about this and then he apologised and said he was feeling stressed because they thought the man who had collapsed was probably going to die. An unpleasant end to a very nice evening.
So I am off to Cornwall for the week tomorrow. G is coming down for the long weekend but has to head back for a course so can’t stay the week. On 6 May we will have been together for two years but I shall be sunning myself and eating cream teas while G will be hard at work in London. Such is life.
Anyway, have a good week all...
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