Crikey, the rail chaos continued last night and through to this morning. That be said, this morning’s late arrival hardly really constitutes chaos in the true sense. Cancelling peak time trains at the last minute resulting in a thousand irriated commuters piling out of 12 carriages on one eplatform and high tailing it into 8 carriages of another already full train on another platform, certainly does. Almost biblical scenes. That said most people are remarkably stoic about it all. Perhaps that’s why things don’t improve?
Our peeps at HR have finally agreed to ‘letting me go’ this coming Friday. In many ways I’ll be very sad (leaving the company of some really smashing and charming workmates) but VERY VERY glad to say byebye to the commuting and foreign travel. I’ll be on pay until December 15th due to my outstanding leave and the new job, a 10 minute drive away from home, starts on January 15th. Cooo, won’t know what to do with all the time on my hands. Well, apart from chicken house-run building, U Brian house decorating, own house decorating, home brewing, gardening and having breakfast at Wetherspoons (I jest of course). At this point I must thank Jane from France for her very helpful comments wrt our chicken keeping plans and chicken/moggy interface issues. All noted Jane, thanks.
Very King Billy in Lundunn tarn today, shiver shiver. Wish I brought a scarf and a vest and some gloves and a thicker jersey with me. Also feeling upset about the NZ miners. I was hoping it’s be another Chile goodnews story but not to be. Horribly sad. All those poor people waiting at the surface. Doesn’t bear thinking about.