About 150 people left the company today. We suddenly have a surfeit of free parking spaces.
This makes me sad. In three months time I won’t be needing any of these spaces because it’ll be my turn.
This makes me a little bit more sad. Still. I still have my health, a beautiful wife and a gorgeous daughter
A number of my mates are leaving the company tomorrow. The Big Rod of Redundancy has descended upon them.
To celebrate this happy event we went for a curry at Monsoon in Coventry. The curry was lovely but the service was slow. Still, we had fun. I avoided the garlic nan so that my wife would still kiss me when I got home
My mate Roger has an iPhone 4. I want one, but I consider financial security a higher priority at the moment. I can wait, though not sure for how long…
(even with the reception issue)
Ruby loves bath time and it’s my favourite part of the day too. It’s my job to stick her in the bath and get the bathroom wet and we always have a lot of fun.
I could do with a waterproof iPhone. Do they make those things?
This is another of Ruby’s reclaimed toys from years past. You can’t buy these any more, although I suspect that this one was made rather than bought. There’s a wingnut holding the head on.
Our band played a concert for Help For Heroes tonight at Whatton House Gardens, a rather nice country house in North Leicestershire. The gardens were lovely and there was this nice little pool sat right in front of the building.
I’ve decided that I need to try not using so many effect apps for my photos so this has only been run through Perfectly Clear
Today was the “Ericsson World Cup” where twenty teams from various UK Ericsson sites turn up at a St Albans sports ground to play five-a-side football.
Well, it’s better than working (in a soon-to-be closed site)
We had some excellent weather so I took the factor 40 along so that I didn’t catch on fire. I managed to blind a few people with my white legs, which was amusing.
What wasn’t amusing was my ability to injure myself. I was only ever going to be an emergency substitute (I’m crap at football and I have two bad knees) but I joined in the kickabout before the games started. I managed to go about fifteen minutes without hurting myself but I then made the stupid mistake of jumping to head the ball.
This was too much for my left knee which twisted (with a nice grinding noise) and crippled me. I’m not walking like I’ve done something in my pants.
To make things worse our team managed to go the whole group stage without scoring a goal. At least we drew one game and got some free food.
Jo and Ruby are visiting friends in Oxfordshire today and tomorrow so I’ve been over to watch the football at some other friends’ house in Beeston. We had curry too.
This was our bed when I got home. I felt quite sad that Jo was not there. It doesn’t happen often (well, hardly at all) but I miss her enormously when she’s not there
This is an old photo but I thought I’d post something about the most important game (so far) for England in the last couple of years.
3pm: England vs Slovenia in which England puts its millions of fans through the wringer. Again. If we win, we’re through. If we draw we have to hope that the USA/Algeria game also ends in draw with the same scoreline (or worse) and that we’re lucky in the subsequent lucky dip.
So: a win or nothing, then. No pressure.
England were as bad as I’ve ever seen them against Algeria and I’m expecting better today. I finish work at 2pm and will be over to some friends’ house to “celebrate” our “inevitable” victory.
We’re having some absolutely beautiful weather at the moment in the UK and it’s a real shame that we have to trudge all the way down to Coventry for work every day.
At least our offices are nice and we have access to some good outside areas.
I hope there’s some good weather once I’m redundant in October