Wednesday, June 29, 2005


I really need to vent...

We have a trigger happy electric board at work - you know the sort, someone sneezes at the other end of the building and the electricity trips. This is something which has been going on for some time now and basically all which usually happens is that you get cut off in the middle of a phone call (because the phones are linked to the computers) or a lenghty letter you haven't yet saved - some able person goes and switches the switch and then reboots the computer box.

All very well, except today, one of the switches didn't go back to its normal position and apparently sparks flew when someone tried to touch it!! No electricity coming in through the plugs on our floor. So phone call to the electrician (on my mobile because the phones are connected to the computers...) - rang him back after 10 minutes to give him the chance to phone the office - he telling me when I ring the office to arrange a callout to ask for X specifically and he will sort this out for me.

Appears that everyone I could possibly have to speak to to confirm the call out charge is away from the office today or has gone home early so end up speaking to a rather baffled finance manager, who okayed it.

The phoning the electrician's office and asking to speak to X - he's not in his office. Leaving urgent message to ring me. 15 minutes later trying again - he's in a meeting, they will leave a message for him to call me as soon as he's out. 15 minutes later trying again - now should be in office but isn't. When do you close? In about half an hour. 15 minutes later trying again - apparently X and all the other engineers I might possibly speak to about a call out have gone home early!!!!!!! Is it me or is that just rude?

So.. ringing again first thing tomorrow, meanwhile wasted an hour today when couldn't use phones or PCs at all, and presumably someone isn't going to be able to get to us immediately tomorrow either - oh the fun! And the customer service... grrrrrrr

Tuesday, June 28, 2005


I've been a very bad girl and haven't posted a blog for ages! So I thought I'd just give you the highlights of last week ;

Monday : massive thunderstorn during a training session!! Brilliant

Tuesday : spending the entire day with my knickers inside out...

Wednesday : seeing someone working at our Norwich office in his shorts (surely contrary to dress code!)

Thursday : a very hot day - office, no air conditioning - then in the car for an hour - no air conditioning - course at hotel in the afternoon, no air conditioning, very small room with no windows open, and only hot drinks available on arrival - driving home and getting stuck in traffic for a broken down lorry, no air conditioning! was I sweaty!!!

Friday : a 60th birthday "party" at work for someone - their desk had been "creatively" decorated by other colleagues and by that I mean - tons of the holes from a hole punch placed in fan + fan switched on by the lucky individual as soon as they got into the room = confetti spray! In absolutely everything!

Saturday : fruit picking at Goslings Farm - lovely strawberries and gooseberries. It all seemed far too easy and remote from the back breaking stopping I thought we'd have to do - all the strawberries growing in troughs. And of course like any good shoppers, we had to sample a few to make sure they were ripe.... And dancing in the evening!

Sunday : Batman Begins! Ace. And ... annoyingly I now appear to have become addicted to a game on Leigh's DS

and here we are back on Monday again! Had a really busy day and it's not looking any better for the rest of the week - tons of work to do, but already lots else going on outside the office. Oh well, exciting seminar presentation on Wednesday - I'm doing a bit of it. First time as well ...

Saturday, June 18, 2005


It's the weekend, the sun is shining, I passed my exam and have done all my housework!! Brilliant. I'm just waiting for he who must be obeyed to have a shower and then we're going into town and hopefully for a bit of a picnic in the park - lovely.

It is very hot out there today though and there's no breeze or anything - oh well, I suppose we'll just have to go to the ice cream shop to get something delicious to cool us down...what a shame!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Mind trick

Leigh's just shown me a really good "mind reading" trick and he won't tell me how it's done until I update my blog! Perhaps that was the trick...

Pretty good day all in all - had something to do that I had, to be honest, been putting off, and when I came to do it, it didn't actually need doing after all because other events had taken over. Nice.

Gym today - thank goodness one of my work colleagues goes as well otherwise I don't think I'd ever get my bum out of the door (all meanings intended!).

Monday, June 13, 2005

Sunday again

And where has the week gone?? Work again tomorrow...

I've had a pretty good weekend - got lots of housework done on Saturday, watched a great Doctor Who and even cooked dinner! That's a big shock for me - the housework deal is that because Leigh gets home from work earlier than me in the week and he's more confident and better at cooking, he does the meals. But I felt like I should do something nice for him this weekend and we had a joyous pork and lime stirfry which had just a touch too much lime in in!!!! I will put a note in with the recipe. I also decided margeritas might be a good drink to have with it - I've never made them before and boy they were strong! Oh well, drunk on two cocktails, can't be bad!

And now I'm sitting here having finally caught up on some minutes I've needed to type for the last two weeks with a lovely cakey smell wafting up from downstairs. I think I shall go and investigate...

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Whether the weather...

Okay, so it's nice and sunny here, and has been all day - so why am I still so cold at work?? My room seems to get no sun at all - at least my gym clothes, which had been in the car with the sun shining merrily on them through glass, were nice and warm at lunchtime. Shame I'm so crap at the gym...

I have been trying triceps excercises to get rid of my "bingo wings"/" flobbadobbas (?Kath and Kim)" but I'm far too impatient and want to see results NOW! I will have to be a bit more patient.

Had a great weekend if anyone's interested - spent the day being pampered at Thoresby Hall and then went out for lovely cocktails complete with fairy wings and wand - I really enjoy getting dressed up to go out and think "why don't we do this more often?" Then I get out in the middle of a busy city centre at 9 o'clock Saturday night and sadly I know why I don't do that more often... had a great time this weekend though - and created my first blog hyperlink!

Saturday, June 04, 2005


Well, this is it - no going back now. I've finally been blackmailed/guilted/nagged into starting my own blog by my husband! He's had one going for a while now and refused to do any new postings until I set my own up!! Very unfair.

Anyway hopefully this'll be the start of something very exciting and not just random drivel about how clumsy I am...

I just want to say one final thing -
I love CSI I love CSI I love CSI I love CSI I love CSI I love CSI I love CSI I love CSI I love CSI I love CSI I love CSI I love CSI I love CSI I love CSI I love CSI I love CSI I love CSI

There, got that out of my system.