I got almost all the way through a lengthly update, then lost it. I’ll try to recreate most of it for your enjoyment/torture.
The early part of this evening was spent at a “family supper” for the scout group I assist at, it wasn’t quite as bad as it sounds. I spent most of the evening in my usual role of barman, dishing out (soft) drinks to all and sundry. Once that finished, at a reasonably respectable hour, it was time to head home again. I gave the new center speaker a good workout with Donnie Darko on DVD, and then it was time to re-acquaint myself with the joys of TiVo by catching up on CSI: Miami from earlier on in the evening.
The hours between my trip into bandit country and the “family supper” were spent watching England giving France a moderately good beating, or was that Jonny Wilkinson giving France a beating, seeing as he scored 20 of out the 25 points (1 conversion, 5 penalties, 1 drop-goal). Italy managed to beat Wales reasonably convincingly. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. As an England supporter, it’s good. As someone of part-welsh ancestry, it’s bad. I’ll reserve judgement until the end of the Six Nations though.
I’ve got another two full weeks at work, then I’ve got almost two whole weeks off. I say almost, as I owe them 1 day from having to wait for my TiVo to be delivered. I should be able to make that up by popping in for a couple of meetings, and doing the usual phone support. The two weeks sprung out of having booked a day off to go to the Outdoors Show, and needing to use up my remaining holiday allocation which runs out at the end of March.