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Crazy Day-sies

What a mad start to December! Life seems to be spinning faster rather than slower and I sit here at % O'clock in the evening thinking " I haven't even written the Mouth yet". On one hand tired from the day and looking just to collapse and on the other hand exhilarated.

Three courses this week; a mixed level of students on the Monday / Tuesday course lead to something of a recast for the Thursday / Friday course for the same project team ... including a couple of fresh examples with data that's much more closely akin to what they're used to. Post has included - already in December - a letter from our MP with a reply about the train campaign from the Department for Transport, a letter from the taxman asking us whether we own or have any association with No.s 404A and 404B, The Spa (We don't, 404 is enough ;-)), and a letter replying to our Well House Manor project approach to the local council planning department telling us of their ability to support in principle. Page 41 of this morning's Wiltshire times features my mug shot and a "My Wiltshire" piece .. they seem to think that my life is slightly untypical and of some interest, and I'm just off the phone from arranging a radio interview to be recorded next Tuesday.

Tomorrow, wind and rain allowing, we're re-roofing the conservatory / store room. Sunday, headed out to South Wales and as ever will be killing two birds with one stone - trying out a hotel now that we're looking to move somewhat into the accommodation business (yes, I got a plug in for that in the paper!) and then popping in (and queueing I'm sure) in the passport office on Monday Morning. Monday evening we'll be back and meeting potential Well House Manor tenants (I don't think I mentioned the cottage the other day) which leads on to Tuesday, the next course, and that interview.

Frenetic, but we love it. And I've some GREAT MySQL posts / ideas to put up over the weekend too, but I just feel like having a nontechnical one this evening. "Lisa - have we got a bottle of wine in ..."
(written 2005-12-02, updated 2006-06-05)

 
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