Tuesday 11 March 2014: Stand at a conference...
1474/365: ... my favourite stand, I think. Nicely retro!
Good grief I'm shattered. Have caught up with blipping after a few days of having no power for my MacBook after the power cable went to the big power cable final resting place a couple of days ago. Anyway, all caught up. Hooray!
And today's blip is pitiful because my day basically involved lots of walking, sitting on trains, chit chatting with nice people and watching presentations at a conference. And little time for anything else.
Still, I did manage to come up with a good haul of conference freebies which my kids think is AMAZING! Including a highlighter pen which is triangular and which caused Fizz to bellow at me, 'It's not JUST a triangle... it's a PEN TOO!!!', like a plastic triangle had been excitement enough and the pen aspect was a pinnacle of joy! It's amazing how happy a bit of conference tat makes them. Pens, notepads, stress toys, sweeties and a plastic water bottle. Full contentment for kids. Who needs Toys 'R' Us?!!
Oh, and I also managed to get travel sick on the train. It was alright until we got to Derby... but the bit from Derby to Birmingham involves reversing out of the station and going in the opposite direction from the one between Nottingham and Derby. In other words, if you were sitting forwards before, you end up backwards after. Which makes me feel sick. Coupled with a woman with atrociously strong perfume, it was gagworthy! Fortunately the train pulled into the Birmingham New Street just as I thought my stomach couldn't handle it any more! Escape into fresh air = bliss!
Walked home from the station - picked up some bits for a stir fry - then home to my little monkey people and Nick, who'd been off work again (and has finally been to the doctor who couldn't understand why he didn't go to A&E on Friday - that makes two of us!).
PS Went for a run again... very short... but I did it...
PPS ... I'm sure I'll know when I'm ready to stop my runstreak... 101 days and counting!