It’s been an odd week this. So much going on, so much unexpected shit’s been happening.
It all started last Friday in fact, when I ran into a rarely-seen pal in town, and hasn’t really returned to normal since. It’s not quite like I’ve been walking through an episode of Life on Mars, but at times it’s not been a kick on the arse away from it.
A highpoint was turning up unexpectedly but actually in the nick of time at a customer’s place. He’s looking at me like he’s seen a ghost and I just know he’s thinking “I didn’t phone him yet…did I?”.
Emails, phone calls, all carrying news of the unexpected kind. Don’t get me wrong, there’s been nothing particularly sinister here, no dark figures disappearing from view just as I turn around, and the date on the milk I have in my Corn Flakes (Capital letters there because they’re Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. Funny how they’ve kept the possessive apostrophe and Cadbury ditched it.) is always fine, so no indigestion related hallucinations.
I’ll be glad to return to narrowly avoiding disaster at every turn on a daily basis just for peace of mind. That should be Wednesday next week. Monday and Tuesday I’ll be in Lancaster at the InnovEx conference where I’ll be hearing about how to make trail shoes out of leather, how the outdoor industry is coping with recycling, the resurgence of cotton and much more.
I’ll be taking plenty notes, so hopefully I’ll have some good stuff about what’s coming in the future.

7 thoughts on “Byah”

  1. its been one of those weeks for me too!

    look forward to hearing about the conference, sounds like it could be fun.

  2. Glad to see you covering the InnovEx conference – I’d had that one on my radar for some time but could never justify the trip cost for just the talks

  3. Aye John, looks like an expensive trip without an invite. There’s a lot on that’s interesting, and some that touches on my work as an engineer as well.
    I’m very keen to see what the future is for leather use.
    The whole thing’s live on the web as well apart from the video conference, so anyone can tune in. I’m sure the schedule’s up on the site.
    A long couple of days though!

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