Thursday, July 29, 2010

Living the dream

I've been a bit otherwise engaged recently and neglectful of the blogworld. I have been keeping up with you all but there's been a lot going on.

First of all, we had Hay Week. Friends, culture and the odd glass of wine.

Then building work There. My smashing builder doubles as the local undertaker and so you have to fit the projects in between building emergencies and the occasional stiff. And he can't estimate for toffee so we're about 50% behind schedule.

And jam, of course.

I became White Van woman for a weekend to help Junior Mad move house.

Poor old Humbug has been diagnosed with diabetes so we've been investing heavily in trips to the vet's practice.

And then we have had an office move. The new office is in a nicer area with some attractive little City gardens to eat a sandwich or to wander round. Here are some of the things you might not expect to see in the City of London:

This has coincided with some changes in management at work. I won't bore you with the details, but my boss flounced out in a huff - it's great seeing a bald 40 something year old man behaving like a teenager. So I grabbed the opportunity to suggest to my new boss that I could work from home some of the time. And some of the time that means There. Like today ... I'm eating my lunch, sitting in my study and catching up.

And the other thing I've been doing, is tracking down some family history and that's what I'll be blogging about next.


  1. Family history, eh. You need to be careful about that. All sorts of stuff can crawl out of the woodwork.
    My dad did some family history research a couple of years ago and was absolutley horrified to find that his eldest sister (half-sister, actually) was born ..... before his mother was married.
    Quelle horreur !!!
    It's nice to have you back, I guessed you must have been busy.

  2. Flipping great dinosaurs in my case! No woodwork left ;-)

  3. Hiya Mads! We've finally hooked up to you online! You have a great blog - a really good read. x R's mum used to make all her own jam. Little child R's task was to put the waxed-paper circles atop the cooled jam in their jars - that's a very satisfying thing to do!

    I am very glad to learn I'm outdoing the rogue Spot in my wickedness. Of course, I trust you aren't suggesting that I might have killed those plants...?

    And don't knock a 'bipswee' - people pay good money for those in Soho, you know. ;-)

    Love & Licks,

    Jasper xxx

  4. Catching up on blogs.... had to back-up to find out what was going on here and to read from the proper direction.

  5. @eloh: I'm glad you're well and back out in the blogworld.
    Yes, I recommend starting with the nicer bits of my family (Hugh and Ann) before getting on to the more recent posts!

    Mad x


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