I’m glad that’s over. The “holidays” were just awful, eveyone was ill, we spent more time at the doctors/health centre/hospital than in front of the telly. However, it has all helped me lose a stone which is nice.
I’ll go and see some customers tomorrow, switch my mobile on, make some calls, avoid some messages, formulate some excuses. Hopefully get enough sleep to cope with all that with a reasonable level of cheerfulness too.
There were mice as well you see: loud, evil, nocturnal, hairy, twitchy-nosed bastards. With a fever at 5am I found myself in the attic with headtorch and ice axe on several nights in a row trying to do something before they actually found a way in rather than scratching at the inside edges of the hall cupboard which they could access from the attic. I found their route, I plotted it and returned in daylight hours with the spring loaded means of our deliverance from furry purgatory.
Last night I read a book to 5am (finally got Ice Station Zebra: brilliant it is too), expecting the worst, but this time I was in total silence. I don’t know if I’ve just taken out the first wave of a comprehensive offensive or if it was a maverick group of freelance gnawers trying their luck and there are no reinforcements coming. We’ll see over the next few days. I was surprised how unreasonably psychotic mice encroaching on my family’s hygiene made me.
You know I’m always banging on about Karrimor one way or another, well Karrimor Japan does its own thing, a whole range of packs and clothing to delight the colour palette of any playgroup, nursery or fortysomething Scotsman. They should bring the whole range over here, especially this Ridge SL25 Limited Edition.