It is September 1st, there are 115 days until the C word and I go back to work the day after tomorrow, after 6 weeks off – and what a 6 weeks!
I’ve been to Farndale & Saltburn; worked 2 festivals and attended another as a punter. I’ve been to Scarborough, Whitby & swimming a fair few times. Visited Manchester & Chester; I’ve sat in the belly of a metal whale; masqueraded as the Red Queen; soaked in a hot tub on a riverbank; climbed a giant dog turd in Stretford & danced atop a pile of haybales in a field in Northamptonshire. I’ve met new friends; caught up with long lost old friends after far too long. I’ve re-lived my lost youth and felt fantastic. On occasion I have also felt about 89 years old! I’ve discovered new music and heard some amazing live acts & bands. I’ve laughed until I ached. I’ve cried buckets & felt like I was at the bottom of the deepest darkest pit of shite, unable to climb back out (but I did). I’ve danced in the mud; I’ve chatted freely to semi-naked people covered in glitter; I’ve swirled around in other people’s detritus in the name of research & entered the 21st century with a touch-screen phone with Internet access (it’s the devils own handiwork I tell you – Witchcraft! Witchcraft!). I’ve been to the movies 3 times and I’ve loafed on the sofa for a whole day watching ‘Murder She Wrote”. The excitement has been non-stop.
Well now it’s time to get back into work mode and pretend to be an intelligent, highly organised, calm and sensible grown-up again ready to impart knowledge and wisdom on a future generation of young adults.
I’ll let you know how that pans out…
In other news: Blunkett refused seat at Paralympics Rather mahoosive social faux-pas. Glad it’s not just me who fucks up on a grand scale then.
Also in home news, Bman tells me that at his work they are to be issued with new name badges which needn’t have their real names on. They can choose an alternative name, which has to be agreed with the powers that be. Oh the possibilities…
Apparently the usual suspects e.g. Phil McAvity and Phil McCreviss, have already been submitted (and rejected) but the potential for comedy is fabulous and too good an opportunity to miss. All last night I was randomly interrupting conversation and TV viewing with things like;- “How about Lou Stools? or I.C. Uratwat”.
Any suggestions worthy of mention, do feel free to leave a comment. We have also been considering movie characters or musicians who aren’t too obvious. We both liked Snake Plissken and Lux Interior but are doubtful they will pass the test.
In the meantime (while you think of names like ‘Mike Hunt’ and ‘Drew Peacock’) here are a few of my favourite pics of what I did on my holidays:-
Next thing to plan for: – HLTA course starting in October (work work work and how the Feck do I get across to the Harrogate Road side of Leeds by 0915) and hopefully our annual Halloween shizzle – this year am hoping for a Dia de los Meurtos theme to tie in with the date. Sugar skull times!
Later dudes! Xx