That wasn’t so bad?

So, Roland, how did it go? Well, it was great, actually. Clearly I’m in no position to comment on how brilliant I was – there is an after-conference questionnaire, so somebody is going to tell me at some point. But I think I hit the right spot, give or take. It was fun to be at work in a way, and a privilege to be put up in a swanky hotel and fed royally. And being in Stratford allowed me to pop into Oxford to meet another new client – which also seemed to go well. So, small steps. Oh – and I really enjoyed the presenting. I’ve done a lot of it over the years, and recently as eight years as a teacher, I’m happy on my feet. Actually, I think that’s an under exaggeration. There is no better place than the classroom. All those innocents hung on every syllable….bless them.

The thing is, of course, is how big do I want this to be? The answer is I don’t know. We are still itinerant and will remain that way for the foreseeable future. Apart from a booze cruise on Friday, our next trip abroad is for 4-6 weeks mid-summer, and we sincerely hope to be somewhere hot in Doris this Christmas. But I guess this is all part of the process of establishing what we want to do with Stage 3 of our lives, before Stage 4, the dribbling phase, hits us. The great thing is that this is all completely under my control. If I want to take on a piece of work, I will. If not…

And then there’s the book. More about that when I blog on Sunday I think.

How can people load a normal life and have two strapping dogs? It has taken C and I nearly all of our effort to walk the pair of them into the ground every day. Then there’s the feeding and the other paraphernalia that accompanies owning some hounds. Don’t get me wrong, they are lovely and v loving. But, come on, once you’ve walked them twice a day over considerable distances, is there any time for a cuppa? Thankfully we’re handing over the baton to R’s mum who’s coming down tomorrow. I hope she’s fit and got some decent boots…

Don’t be fooled by sunny disposition photos.  For those of you not of this country it’s blooming freezing her at the moment.  When will we get some decent, warm weather?

That’s all from me. All’s well here!

2 thoughts on “That wasn’t so bad?

  1. On enlarging the seminar photograph I notice the bloke at the back is asleep – brilliant

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