Tag Archives: work

They were all born a long time after 1971

I had to go and borrow a tape measure from the jannies today, so that a rather charming and terribly sincere fourteen-year-old girl could work out exactly how far from One Direction she had been at their recent concert – … Continue reading

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an unexpected gift

I was busy collecting in consent forms from my Duke of Edinburgh group this morning (they’re camping this weekend) when I noticed one of the kids was standing in the queue with a grin on his face and one hand … Continue reading

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it’s really not my fault…

…that the Library printer is broken. The thing is that a lot of people use it, because it is one of the few colour printers in the building. No-one wants to print in boring old black and white these days. … Continue reading

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just a normal day

Today at work I painted two-and-a-half noticeboards bright blue, because they were pale wishy-washy yellow, against flesh-pink walls. I can’t do anything about the walls, but I decided it was time I did something about the noticeboards. The remaining half … Continue reading

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continued

I feel much better now, having climbed everything I could possibly climb in Ratho tonight. Handsome did difficult tricky stuff; I just bashed my way up things. I’m going to be really bruised tomorrow, but I don’t care – the … Continue reading

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in defence, but not in apology

I am so busy at the moment that my mind reels when I think about it. The in tray on my desk has expanded into a large (pink) plastic storage container, because there was so much in it that it … Continue reading

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technotoffee

The last week at work has been interestingly interrupted by power-cuts – brief but destructive power cuts. The servers in our building can at best be described as petulant. When there are many short and unexpected power cuts, they respond … Continue reading

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Work is boring – when can I go on holiday again?

Came back from holiday yesterday, straight back into the stock check today. Oh well, eight days of intensive stock checking and then I get to walk Hadrian's Wall with Handsome (assuming Mouse's exam results aren't so bad that we have … Continue reading

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left hand, right hand.

Today two workmen arrived at my place of work. They ignored me (the only person there) completely and started taking the main entrance doors off the hinges. I went and asked them why. They said that, the doors were sticking … Continue reading

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actually I have Dandy annuals too, as well as Where’s Wally

It was a five-minute job. I decided some time ago that I would move my printer at work onto a smaller table, closer to my desk so that I could keep a better eye on what was being printed, whilst … Continue reading

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