Tag: bugs

Sunday Column (415)

2 weeks to Christmas. The kids are getting excited, and before I hear a ‘hello’ in the morning, it is ‘where is my advent calendar’. If I hear them say anything in the morning, as I might be out of the house at crack of dawn. Southern rail put an emergency time table on. Busier trains, less often….great. For 4,000 GBP a year. The wifi stopped working on some trains (I know it is a first world problem), yet what I am trying to say is you getting less and less service for your money. And the price is probably going up by 2.4% again next year. So whilst the train companies get richer, we get poorer and have a worse service. And no choice. We can’t switch providers or drive, really. I heard of the first few people that had to stop working in London as it was too unreliable due to the train situation. Whilst I take that with a pinch of salt, luckily most companies I ever worked for understood, it is probably the bitter reality. Is that ever going to end? Not this year, that’s for sure, but it has been ongoing for 8 months! And

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Sunday Column (364)

The year is coming to an end. Same procedure as every year. We are trying to cramp as much work as possible into the last week before Christmas, starting work early, finishing late, and then realising that the day before Christmas, we got most things done, and the rest we postpone to the new year. Every year we are going through this rather stressful cycle. It is what it is and we are doing it for years, don’t seem to learn. Maybe, and a lot of my clients are doing it, I should take 3 weeks off around Christmas to avoid the pressure and the stress. Never mind, I enjoy a year’s end. I usually get some time to clear out my desk drawers, to clear old folders, tidy things, update my Salesforce and get order into my life. Until January that is 🙂 The kids had their last day at school. They are off and are looking forward to Christmas. They are excited. That is what is most important just now. Christmas. And the kids. How can we make those days special for them? How can we succeed in them always remembering their childhood Christmases as being special? Then

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Sunday Column (271)

It seems like a long week. Every time I seem to come down with a common cold, I get something else on top. Or, once ran down, I take ages to recover. I don’t know if it is my immune system, or just all the stuff that was going on over the last few weeks. Anyway, after a temperature and feeling really down last weekend, I slowly recovered from Monday, with last symptoms being there until end of week. It seems to be crazy but I now will be back on my training cycle, not only to keep my weight off but to stay fit and fight off any more bugs. At least this time I can blame the kids for all the bugs as the whole family had it. I still wonder if when travelling you pick up more bugs and with the commute too. I tried vitamin pills, sauna and all, but nothing seems to help. I suppose if your kids got the bug, you can’t escape it. Because on any other aspects of my body, as far as I am aware, I am very healthy. We work on it. Let’s stop moaning about bugs and move on

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