Tuesday, 6 March 2007

Chalk and Cheese

"It must be nice to be a cat", I thought as I basked in the sun. That early-March sunlight, so cold to the touch and yet so pleasant when experienced from behind a pane of glass.

I was travelling up to London yesterday, and the day was so pleasant I even ventured out to St James's Park (albeit well wrapped up) for lunch. But things were about to change.

I'm not sure when or where the change happened, but as I got off the train that evening I was struck not just by the heaviness of the rain but also by just how high the rain was bouncing after it hit the ground. And this was the story of the evening - heavy rain plus high winds, a veritable storm! Even Alice found it difficult to get to sleep (or was that simply a ploy?)

To put this into context, Jacqueline met me at the station on Friday, and she was delayed by heavy rain. Plus, on Sunday it is the only day I can remember where it rained continually from waking up until bedtime - a total of about an inch, which again is just about the highest daily value I can remember measuring.

Jacqueline has the lurgy, and has been off-colour for the last week. It is only a cold, but she's not been able to shake it.

I'm thinking of going over to France to see a stage of the Tour de France - ironic really since Le Tour is visiting England for a couple of stages this year. I need to cost it out and see whether it would be affordable - I'm thinking of going to one of the mountain stages so that'll mean flying down there. We'll see...

Life at the client's has settled back down into the humdrum existence of old. Any additional motivation generated by the contract renewal has well and truly evaporated. I need to take a step back, relax, and not show as much interest in what is going on. Its a shame, but there we go.

Ironically I had an interview with another potential client a couple of weeks ago, and the agent got in touch yesterday to say that there was likelyto be an offer coming out of it. Only problem is, the project didn't sound interesting and the role wouldn't do anything for my resume. So I had to say no...

Meantime it just keeps bloody raining!

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