A personal post from Graham Ellis
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The juggler

As soon as the juggler throws a ball into the air, he's only got a limited time to deal with the other four before he must catch it again, and stopping for move than just a moment will result in some of the balls being dropped.

Picture taken today during a very brief visit to bath - around 12 hours ago. I'm writing this at a few minutes to midnight; my day's not over yet as I've got a pickup run to do to Chippenham Station and I feel like I've had (and still got) a load of balls in the air. Don't get me wrong, for I enjoy having them there but that occasional five minutes around the Pump Rooms and Abbey in Bath where I can stop is most welcome.

---OOO---


When I started to write, I thought I would mention X and Y and Z that's going on. But I won't, as that would come across as churlish which is the very last of my intents. Instead, I'll ramble for just a while to find a good use for this picture that I took, and keep myself awake and on the ball. I'm tracking the 23:03 from Paddington in another window, and seeing it scheduled into Chippenham at 00:37 which is probably long after the last taxi driver will have gone home. I should be in bed by about 01:15.

There's a list on the whiteboard at "The Manor" of things I need to attend to tomorrow, but which I simply felt too tired to do tonight. And - after an excellent staff discussion between four of us this afternoon, and the excitement of plans we were making, it was hard to get back to the day to day grind anyway. You many wonder about Sunday for a business / company meeting but actually it works - it's a case where we can take advantage of not being a 9 to 5 company. And to prove that other aren't these days, either, I've taken a number of calls even today from four different people.

---OOO---


Bath was sunny. People were sitting on the grass in the park, all the shops were open and things were bustling. Looking carefully under the surface, there are a number of vacant shops but still there was a joie de vivre there which is sometimes lacking elsewhere; it was something of a contrast to drive back through Melksham an hour later and see just the occasional person walking around, with just a handlful of the stores (and, I notice, the ones that are in many towns and not just Melksham) open. Perhaps there's a lesson there.

But I had better go, collect my delegate and prepare for our public Tcl course which I'll be presenting from 9 a.m. tomorrow

(written 2011-05-08)

 
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  [3566] Initial thoughts - response to GW Rail Franchise Consultation for Wiltshire - (2011-12-31)
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  [4476] Upcoming election - Chippenham Constituency - the major candidates compared - (2015-04-29)
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  [4489] Election results - what if we had a party list system? - (2015-05-08)
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