Posted in Updates on Friday 28th February 2003 at 12:00am
Pay day coincides with Day Two of enforced leave. More rather weighty tomes arrive in the wake of the Terry Eagleton book - taking things to extremes as usual when I should be trying to get assignment done before heading off. Booked hotel for next week, then headed out to Bristol to browse bookshops etc. several beers and a pleasant train ride home. Off to my new local for the first time.
Posted in Updates on Wednesday 26th February 2003 at 12:00am
Last day of work before holiday. In despair of trying to find something to do, checked Easyjet site. Got very reasonably priced flight to Glasgow, since Virgin Trains reduction in capacity is making rail travel so expensive. Feels strange not to be looking forward to arriving at Glasgow Central. Need to find a hotel. Strange day. Slow, but awkward - so few staff that as one returns from leave, the next one is going. How will anything ever get done? Made tentative arrangements to go to the cinema on Monday.
Posted in Updates on Friday 21st February 2003 at 12:00am
End of a long and trying working week. Running to stand still in terms of workload, and lots of change on the way. Persuaded colleagues into a lunchtime pub visit. Lots dropped out, but we still had a pleasant few pints. Feel a little more comfortable in my team role, if a little bewildered by the goings on around me. Raymond Williams book arrives. Possible future housing disquiet on the horizon?
Posted in Updates on Thursday 20th February 2003 at 12:00am
Still no DSL - but since its not yet the end of the stated 15-20 day period, I'm not supposed to inquire regarding progress. Feeling even more disconnected - want to plan activities for upcoming semi-enforced holiday, but find it difficult with no network. Work hectic and tense. Heard good employment news for others, which cheers me no end. Dangerously obsessed with Terry Eagleton.
I've had a home on the web for more years than I care to remember, and a few kind souls persuade me it's worth persisting with keeping it updated. This current incarnation of the site is centred around the blog posts which began back in 1999 as 'the daylog' and continued through my travels and tribulations during the following years.
I don't get out and about nearly as much these days, but I do try to record significant events and trips for posterity. You may also have arrived here by following the trail to my former music blog Songs Heard On Fast Trains. That content is preserved here too.