Since I seem to be reticent to make theme based updates at the moment (partially because I want to write about work, but don’t feel I can do so while I am at work, but the writing bug doesn’t hit at home) I’ve decided to start a weekly “what I did last week” post. That way daily life can be conveyed, this gets updated more frequently so I don’t lost touch with people, and I get a record of what I’ve done. Everyone wins!
Last week was the week of flatmate changover. We lost Andy, who is a nice chap, but so not the sort of interactive flatmate I’ve come to love and appreciate, and gained Robbie, who probably is. We’re all doing our respective geekeries together in the main room, for starters, rather than gaming, drinking and smoking in a bedroom while Jed and I are in the main room. Also, joint household organisation actually seems to be happening with two organisation freaks in the house. Yay!
In the process Jed and I moved into the larger bedroom. Originally the plan was to move away from Redhill soon after I arrived. We’ve decided to stay here until mid-Autumn so that we can get a better financial position, and get a bit more settled into life together, before inflicting the stress of moving house on ourselves. This means we now have double the wardrobe space (my clothes are no longer getting pressed while hanging up) and an extra 3 ft in length, which has made an amazing amount of difference.
On Friday afternoon my manager took the 3 recent hirees on a tour of the Borough, to see what facilities we were looking after and the differences in the various communities. The weather was lovely and it was good to get out of the office and find out about various parks and markets in the area. This is one of the reasons I’m happy to be doing this work at the moment, despite the fact that it’s become apparent that they’ve not really got a plan for what they want me to do, just that they should have someone to do this work; it’s a good way to learn about my new city/region.
A dear friend, Ms Decline, got married on the weekend, and I was her best man, so the week was also spent preparing for this. Mostly this involved buying a tophat (pics on Facebook, until I can snaffle a couple to load onto Flickr), some fun presents, and working out where to go. It was a very relaxed, lovely ceremony. It was good to see Dee quietly, radiantly happy, including making the entire gathering giggle while she signed the fake register for photos. She has the most adorable, infectious giggle. Predictably we ate too much at the wedding brunch, and then spent the next 24 hours recovering. Good thing I’d booked a massage for Sunday, to help with this recovery.