Monday, May 31, 2010

Last night's music thrash for charity saw the pub packed with youngsters, as well as us old 'uns, with most of the spirits running out and the beer flowing like a veritable Niagara. Noisy, crowded and lots of laughter. All in all a great night out with lots of money going to charidee. So my head first thing this morning was thumping necessitating a pint of lime cordial, paracetamol and a long hot shower. That plus the inevitable fried breakfast appears to have sorted me out. I think it might have been the fluorescent pink strawberry vodka shots that did the damage!
I promised to let my hair down this weekend although Saturday night spent watching the Eurovision song contest which was won by....

After last night and with the inevitable bank holiday weather I'll spend today lazing around.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Lots of work, high mileage and hot weather spent in the car means I am currently exhausted. When I do have some spare time it is spent enjoying the sunshine whilst we have it rather than indoors on the PC. However, a weekend off is gradually approaching over the horizon and my local pub has a charity weekend of music, fun and frolics which happily coincides with payday. Lovely.
Having assessed so many people with dementia over the past year I have come to the conclusion that one should grab life and squeeze the juice from it until the pips squeek. So eat, drink and be merry and enjoy life with your friends and family whilst you may. Enjoy that fag, that drink or that sausage (fnarr, fnarr!) and bugger the doomsayers and crackpots who say it's bad for you. I'll happily share the bangers and beers but can you please smoke that fag outside in the naughty corner unless the govt. allows you to rejoin the rest of us. I can certainly do with letting my hair down and having a laugh. Until then it's back to the grindstone with four busy days ahead of me.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I have caught an absolute stinker of a cold. After several busy days at work and what I thought was the usual hay fever hit me like a ton of bricks. So the last 24 hours has been spent sleeping and drinking plenty of tea plus the obligatory paracetamol. Hopefully a beer this evening will also aid beats lucozade. I am also listening to sixties psychedelia...lots of nonsensical lyrics until you are completely off your face when I guess they make sense...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Not just all change nationally with Lib/Lab/Con playing at musical chairs but as I found out today we are also being moved around. Our boss is being moved to another team and we are to be amalgamated with one of the local teams. Hey ho and hop aboard the merry-go-round. I am once again under my old boss (only part time!) although as yet we don't know the practicalities. i.e. Do we stay where we are or are we crammed into the other teams offices? The latter is likely so as to save money. Our hours of operation are likely to be trimmed, possibly 8 til 8 and maybe even the on-calls will go with folks having to present at the main A&E departments (not minor injuries A&E) out of hours. As people leave they are not being replaced and the same will continue for the forseeable future. Best I train my dog up: One man and his dog may be what we are heading for. I guess we'll cover crisis work until we are fully amalgamated with case loads and all of the accompanying shit loads of paperwork to show we are doing the work. As I have blogged before: 1 hour of clinical work = 2 - 3 hours paperwork. In the team we are joining the paperwork can be doubled to 3 - 4 hours. I will embrace 'cut & paste' with the latest terminology and catch phrases to impress our new boss when he checks the paperwork and allow me more time to do my actual job. Is 'Bollox' a happenin' term these days or is 'I should fuckin' cocoa' the cutting edge? Never mind, we are but pawns although perhaps there is a way of no longer playing their game...

Thursday, May 06, 2010

This may smack of paranoia but whenever I have commented on any blog over the past ten days I have consistently been asked to input my password a second time. Is this google running checks or copying my comments, possibly keeping track of my internet activity on Blogger? This includes comments upon my own blog. So what is it? I guess I shall put this question to Blogger itself in an attempt to find out.
This election has garnered the interest of No.1 son which is interesting. He's showing more interest in it than some of my work colleagues. Sadly, friends and acquaintances appear to be sticking to tribal voting: stick a red rosette on a monkey's arse and they would vote for it....Oh! It is a monkey's arse. I just have this horrible feeling that Labour will get in again...

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

I spent a lovely afternoon in the garden, mowing, planting out seedlings and generally tidying up, This was followed by a few hours of sitting out, soaking up the sun and reading a good book plus refreshing cups of builders tea sans sugar. Marvellous. No thoughts about the election, volcanoes or troubles closer to home. Just the dog for company and the world felt just right for a few hours.
I have the cucumber plants out under plastic and glass plus the two larger tomato plants moved into bigger pots although the latter will remain indoors for now. Once again I am attempting to grow chilli's, peppers and coriander. However, they aren't yet ready to go outdoors and will need transplanting to larger pots. I left a large bag of compost outdoors over the winter and the cold and time has turned it into beautiful soil. Excellent for top dressing the pots which I will fill with non-peat compost. After getting my hands soiled and seeing the results of my couple of hours of labour it was good just to sit back and survey the results. It was especially lovely to have some sunshine after the typical English bank holiday weekend.
I have this week off work and after my plans to travel to Essex went awry I decided to have a quiet week at home. A time to recharge my batteries and to just simply live in the moment whilst I can do so. Hopefully more of the same tomorrow although I will need to buy in some more compost.