Blue Monday

Quite a strange weekend¬† – it felt busy at the time but I didn’t really seem to do a lot.

Friday’s project became a monster, and the proposed 3pm finish morphed into a 14 hour marathon day ending at 10pm when I crawled out of the office.¬† Success is good, but more often than not it involves a LOT of hard work.

So probably no surprise I slept in on Saturday. Actually there was nothing planned until the afternoon so it wasn’t a big deal, but it was very much a dazed version of me for much of the morning. I remember a discussion with mother about electric screwdrivers but that was probably the only feature of the morning. Then off to Mottram-in-Longdendale to ring the previously mentioned peal. Due to it being quite high profile – very unusual – I’d found myself doing press releases on Thursday and Friday, and the photographers were out for Saturday. I’ve not seen the results yet, but I guess I can claim to have been ‘papped’ now!

The peal was rung successfully – details are on Bell Board should you be interested.

Remembrance Sunday started in a bit of a rush, trying to get out of the house, showered at work (currently no plumbing in my pad) and off to church to ring for the service. Then a further dash to the shops and back home before observing the 2 minutes silence at 11 o’clock.Image

The rest of the day seemed to be taken up with household chores and a bit of TV watching.

Today was cold dark and wet – a real ‘Blue Monday’. Despite being on annual leave from work, I popped in for a couple of hours to tie up some loose ends about the peal and to speak with a few people about a couple of other matters that needed picking up.

Then off to Tai Chi, a class I’ve not had the opportunity to attend for a good few weeks due to working Monday mornings and enjoyed that, although arrived late due to yet another interview about the peal. I don’t think I’ve ever talked so much about some bell ringing in my entire life!

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