Wednesday 20 June 2012: Summer came...
845/365: ... but apparently it's going tomorrow.
At least I found me some pretty poppies and blue sky to fill a hole in my journal with colourful loveliness. It's mainly thanks to Ken - who I work with and who is one of *the* best people to have a good chat about photography and be tempted by new and lovely camera kit! Actually, it's completely thanks to him - he knew of this patch of poppies and other wildflowers - cornflowers, mallow etc - and showed me where it was at lunchtime. And so my camera was filled with flowery loveliness for a few minutes. Plus, I got to have a big old smile on my chops because it was all so pretty!
Just before then we'd had a meeting which ended up being outside because the room that was booked smelled of germoline and was weirdly dark and depressing. Meeting in the dappled sunshiny garden of the offices was definitely preferable to gloomy smelly meeting rooms! I don't know what anyone else made of us meeting outside though - am sure a memo will be triggered over it all. :o)
What else... hmmm... apparently it's going to bucket with rain tomorrow. Which is handy for watering the garden but kinda dismal. Not least because it's supposed to be midsummer and this really isn't that great a summer so far! For some reason though, when the sun comes out, the traffic seems to like to grind to a halt. It took even longer than normal coming home and I got to witness stationary loveliness on the M1, the A60 and even on the 'no-one much uses this road' road which is normally the easiest bit of the journey.
Which all adds weight to my campaign to ban working on sunny days!
PS I've booked off all the following Fridays until the end of the leave year
PPS If I can't work from home on those days, then not working at all is preferable while I consider my options!
PPPS Whenever things are looking a bit squished into a corner, I repeat to myself 'there's always a way'. There will be a way that this will work itself out. Just gotta find it!