16th October 2013
My new job is going well. I love having access to an onsite canteen and I negotiated a nine-day-fortnight so every second Friday off. The science is way above me at the moment but I am already excited about learning new things.
8th October 2013
The first day was overwhelming to say the least, but I must remember that I don’t have to have everything done by this afternoon! Most of my time was spent getting acquainted with my computer and the office systems; as well as trying to find the ‘ladies’ in a building with modular units for which you need a pass to travel through without the doors locking behind you. I didn’t get my pass until 3 ish so you can imagine my dilemma.
Just commented to one of my less known neighbours as he carried a baby around his front yard, “I didn’t know you had grandchildren?” Nearby his wife was putting a three year old boy into a booster seat in their car. “That would be fine,” he replied, “except these aren’t our grandchildren…they’re our children!” Ooops, but in my defence he does have grey hair and I’ve never seen the kids around before. I beat a hasty and embarrassed retreat.
Yesterday afternoon, we took Peps for a walk to Henley. We decided to walk from Mill Meadow’s car park to Shiplake College, about an hour return trip, says Steve. Two hours later (Pepper valiantly trucked along for the entire duration!!) we returned to our car having only walked three quarters of the entire distance and back again. The rain descended heavily for the last mile or so. In the car we had a flask of sweet tea and two pieces of homemade carrot cake each – it didn’t seem like it would get any better than that. Then suddenly the band, who were giving a Sunday concert at the Henley bandstand (about 100 yards from our car), burst into a repetoire of James Bond music. We ended our long damp walk having cake and tea surrounded by lovely melodies and, unfortunately, the smell of wet dog.
I’m on a roll today – should take up blogging instead of boring Facebook with my views on the world. I went to Reading yesterday to return some wallpaper. There should be an easier way to view all the variety of patterns and colours available rather than bringing home an irregular shaped sample torn off the roll or a huge book that won’t stay open at your colorway? Perhaps, B&Q et al should sell (for like a £1) packages of precut wallpaper samples in certain themes or hues? Do you think TV shows like the Dragon’s Den might me interested? Or as a quilter I could paste all the squares onto the wall and create a new kind of decorating trend.