So having being able to secure the 3 days inbetween the Easter bank holiday and the Royal Wedding I managed to have eleven days off work. It’s been quite enjoyable and unusually busy for me for the most part. Good Friday I joined Cati and her visiting group of Germans on a trip on the West Somerset Railway which I enjoyed and it even involved a visit to Dunster Castle. The next day I attended a friends BBQ for a brief while which was nice as he’d just moved in and it was nice to see the new digs. The next few days were sort of work related in that it involved Cati’s IT which I do on the side rather than my main job. In essence it’s the beginnings of a migration of their e-mail service which I didn’t want to start but happened by circumstance more than anything else. Hopefully it’s not going to cause too much pain and anguish and will, in the end, be a relatively pain free migration (I can hope right?!).
This weekend I’ve had my best man, Andy, down for the weekend as well as a visit from one of our friends from London. Yesterday afternoon Andy and I went for a drive down the Wye Valley stopping off at the Old Station Café at Tintern as well as visiting the Abbey there. Last night Cati, our London friend and I went to see the stage show of Hairspray which was very enjoyable. It was the final night of the UK tour and had some rather funny ad-libbed moments which made the night that extra bit special. Today has so far include a Sunday carvery at the local pub and watching the footie on TV. Overall this past week and a bit has been most relaxing and while I’ve had to do the odd bit of work I’ve not really given it much thought at all which is nice. I’m sure Tuesday will be quite a wake up and it may take a day or so to get back in the groove but I’ve been very grateful for the break. Hopefully this next week or too will have the added bonus of, fingers crossed, a positive response from Canberra.