Winding down…


One of those places where everybody has to go, but nobody wants to be.

Unless you are one of those rare individuals who enjoys their work, but come on, seriously, do these people exist?  Really??

Anyway, I’m at work.  At my desk and at my computer.  Technically at my phone since I’m writing this on there, but you get my drift.

For the most part, I have pretending to do stuff today.  I have done the same task all day, when usually it would’ve taken me an hour.  And the reason?


No, not in a Braveheart ‘Freeeeeeeeedddoooooooooommmmmm!’ kind of way.  Silly.  More in the fact that next week I’m off on holiday, away from this office.


It’s only for a week and it’s not out of the country, it’s one of these ‘stay-cations’.  I love that word.

It’s going to be on the seafront.  I’m going with the family.  And so far, the weather forecast looks good.  I’m actually quite excited and looking forward to it.  First holiday for two years.  I might even have a drink.  Whoa, steady there.

Anyway, it’s away from this office.  This group of people I spend all year with.  Some are tolerable.  Some are down right annoying.  But most of all, I won’t be thinking about them or the office at all.  I can guarantee that.

It may be weird to you that we are deciding to go to the seafront in the UK in September, but think about it.  It’s the end of season, the weather could still spring a surprise and the kids are back at school.



A different mindset

Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws, I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby, and I can go out
– Matthew Broderick

Yes, I know I posted this seperately, but after I did, I didn’t think that I could leave it at that.

Isn’t this evidence of how a mind can change?  It’s amazing that one instance, albeit a huge one, can change your outlook completely. 

I used to be one of these people that never really enjoyed the company of others, to a certain degree.  I’m not a hermit, nor am I anti-social, I just prefer to have things on my terms.  But when someone turns up at your door expecting a cup of tea, my mindset is automatically ‘set to stun’.

Don’t get me wrong, I can turn on the charm and politeness in an instant, but half the time I can never be bothered.  But now, if I hear of anybody planning on visiting or meeting ‘by chance’ whilst out, the first thought I have is, ‘will they look after this child of mine while I slip to the pub / shop / park bench for peace (delete as appropriate).

Now, I’m sure that I can’t be the only one to think like this. 

Really??  Just me??