Monday, 10 September 2007

Tour of Britain

I've just spent a lovely Monday off work - rare for me unless we're on holiday - to watch the Tour of Britain, which this year passed through the New Forest only a few miles away from where we live. We decided that Bolderwood would be a good vantage point, and although it was quite overcast it was a good opportunity to put the new camera through its paces.

Following on from our visit to the Tour de France, we were prepared for something somewhat smaller, although despite the fact that the roads weren't totally closed like they were in France, there must have been an entourage of a good twenty or thirty police riders escorting the cyclists.

Anyway, amidst some beautiful countryside, the sun popped out and just a couple of minutes later the Tour went through, a two-man breakaway (identities unknown, I'm afraid - my cycling knowledge isn't quite that extensive) leading the Peloton by a couple of minutes. In yellow, and at the head of the peloton surrounded by hisT-Mobile teammates (in pink), is the promising British talent Mark Cavendish, who won the prologue yesterday (and who in fact went on to win today's stage too).

Not bad, even if I do say so myself. Actually the sun made all the difference - I took some "set up" photos during the cloudy spell and it could almost have been a different day. Anyway, good luck to Mark Cavenish, who at just 22 looks like he's got a very bright future ahead of him.

I mentioned yesterday that stuff had been going on at the client's. Apart from the day-to-day stuff (they're working me very hard at the moment), they have offered to extend my company's contract for another year. It wrong-footed me somewhat, because they have made the offer extremely early - there's still a while to run of the current contract. So, good news...

Or is it? Well, that's what I've got to think about over the next week or so. And its not easy. Without boring with the pros and cons, suffice it to say that there is a sufficient number of cons to maybe make me think that enough is enough.

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