However, I have now finished work for the festive period!! It was timed perfectly that on my last day in the office I was visited by the snot fairy, and I have a full blown case of man flu (which I guess is different to a half blown case…isn’t our language funny sometimes?).
I won’t talk you through my working week as once again I was down south, a fully fledged member of the death squad for our Surbiton office, with Wednesday being a full day of shifting crap from the office and then on Thursday, more meetings with the poor sods now looking for work.
I see that after saying I wouldn’t talk you through it I seem to be doing exactly that now….anyway, the journey home started in a full blown (there I go again) blizzard, and ending about seven hours later with a full blown sense of humour failure.
Whilst I was away Emily & Rebecca went to see Paramore (supported by Youmeatsix) at the MEN. They loved it just a lot. I like Paramore too, mainly as I am an utterly cool Dad.
So on my return to the frozen North, I popped into the house for all of ten minutes before setting off out again in the snow to attend a team xmas meal, at a lovely curry house in Whitefield. The Forts of India was very good, and I could just eat my Saag Chicken all over again right now.
So despite feeling the onset of my gruesome illness I had a nice night with good company and tremendous food. I do find it odd that the chaps who work for me forget I am sort of a normal person, and it does take a little while for them to relax when out of the office. I am only the boss as I have a mortgage to pay…not through choice!!
However, after the two days I had down south, as soon as the last forkful was consumed, the cash was left with the guys and I was off to bed.
A frustrating drive home, as it had been on the way there, as three flakes of snow means that everyone drives as if we lived in the frozen wastes of Alaska.
Friday started badly, with the man flu having me in it’s full grip by now. I struggled out of bed, and through the snow, arriving at work around 10am. It was OK though, I was forgiven by my team as I had brought them last day chocolates!!
I sort of limped through Friday to be honest, and was very glad to put work behind me around 5pm. After a very busy last few weeks, the official finish for xmas sort of snuck up on me, and there wasn’t the usual feeling of it being an event.
I do not darken work’s door again until Jan the 4th, so you have been warned, I may post more often, and the content may get a little repetitive!! It has not escaped my notice that my illness has arrived just in time to eat into my holiday, rather than preventing me from working.
Right now I am sat on the couch in a house resembling a sauna, as I can’t bring myself to turn the heating off. I have around twelve layers on, and Enchanted on the telly. The house is peaceful as Louise is out with Emily and Ben (boyfriend of Emily) at her drum lesson.
On the subject of Ben/boyfriends, I am a little put out that I actually like him. I had always hoped to make any boyfriend’s life an outright misery, with over bearing/oppressive/embarassing behaviour.
Instead, I find myself encouraging Emily to see more of him, be nice to him, and not to be moody!!!
Rebecca is out at a friend’s house, after a sleep over last night, so I type away, the dog snoring at my feet, hoping Louise brings back something good to eat. I have to feed a cold…it is the law!!
We are forecast lots of snow tonight, and yep, right on cue it has started. So once the family are back we shall barricade the front door, crank the heating up to eleven, and find something unchallenging to watch on the telly.
Drat, the extraction of snot from the nasal area is becoming a pressing requirement so I shall sign off…..till the next time.