It’s been ages since I got a chance to blog!! Been busy at work over the past few weeks and as Sarah said she had to make an appointment to see me!!
So what have I been up to? I did an Awards ceremony for Euromoney at the Brewery in London. It was a laugh as they had booked the Four Poofs and a Piano from the Jonathan Ross show to sing as the winners walked to the stage – they were so funny. Unfortunately after the show finished I was put into the wrong cab. After a discussion about where I wanted to go I suddenly realised that I wasn’t in one of our cab companies cabs and would be faced with a bill of over Â£100 to get home so I bailed out.
However this left me in London at 3:45am with no means of getting home – I ended up walking down to London Bridge Station and jumping on the 5:02 train which got me home 9after another 20 minute walk from the Station) at just before 7am – just as everyone else was getting up!! needless to say I didn’t go into work the following day.
On the Sunday we went up to Brackley to the Honda Formula One site where Sarah’s brother works as they were having an open day. It was however, and let’s be diplomatic here, a bit of a disappointment! There was a two hour wait to get a bus from the car park to the site but luckily we were pre-warned and found somewhere nearer to the venue to park up. Once on site there were only 3 food outlets for nearly 5000 people so there was a wait of over an hour for food.
The events that had been organised turned out to be ticket only – not sure if you had to pay extra as the tickets were sold out before we got there!! So we didn’t get to see Murray Walker interview Jenson Button or any thing like that. I did see Murray Walker though whenÂ I almost got him to sign the program but that too was a bit of disorganisation and he was whisked away. The only good thing was the sell off of cheap team merchandise other than that we did a 250 mile round trip to stand in Honda’s carpark.
And as for the PA system!! It hurt!! – next time folks give me a call – I’ll organise it for you!!
Then I had a job for Superdrug in Coventry. I also had to do the editing of the video that had been started the previous week as the editor was on holiday (again). Unfortunately for me some of the video had been programmed in a software package called Motion which I hadn’t used before. there’s nothing like trying to make sense of a program while the client is watching to keep you on your toes!!
The event itself was up in Coventry at the Motorcycle museum and had 1000 of their staff attending – 95% of which were female. It went well but I did get lost on the way to the hotel and by the time I arrived there they had stopped doing hot food!!
Friday night was the leavers bbq at the school where Sarah’s daughter is about to finish. At least I got there before the food ran out this time – in fact i think I made up for 2 years ago!! Ben was upset that he couldn’t play on the slides outside the reception classroom. He made up for it by running round the yard following all the lines on the ground and shouting “excuse me!” at anyone who got in his way.
Sunday we hacked our way back into the garden again. The plants have grown so fast because of all the rain. i had to cut back next doors apple tree as it was hanging down and shading the grape vine. I “scrumped” all the good apples and will probably make a crumble with them. There was one branch that was scraping against the roof of the conservatory so I cut it down and as I did it fired apples all over next doors garden!!
I also got to use the high pressure hose my Dad gave me to clean some of the moss etc off the brickwork pathÂ outside the back door. I assumed for this purpose that there isn’t a hose pipe ban in force at the moment but even if there was I doubt anyone would have had the front to arrest me given the amount of rain we have had recently – I went down to the bank near Croydon the other day only to find the road had flooded outside it.
So that has been a quick run down of the last 10 days or so!