It’s slightly depressing that, after 10 o’clock at night, not only am I still working, but I’ve just had emails from the Headmaster and the clerk to the governors – she having just had an email from the chairman of a committee. We should all have switched off by now – although I did take the afternoon off, or a couple of hours of it anyway, to look after Pugsley, which is always a pleasure. He is a dear little boy. He was tired after a full day at nursery school, so we didn’t do much – he watched a Spiderman DVD and played with Lego and we read several books. I read a book of my own while he was watching the DVD.
I went to a lecture this morning on the history of the London underground, which was brilliant. Much of it was about its design, under the management of Frank Pick, in the years between the two World Wars. Terribly interesting. Afterwards, in the car park, I didn’t recognise my car for a minute – if I hadn’t remembered where it was parked I’d have been in trouble – because it was all so gleaming from its wash the other day. There is a fine layer of slightly grey dust on top, but the sides are very clean. It’s dark blue, so this is noticeable, and rather different from its usual grubbiness.
I’ve nearly finished the church annual report. Dave would have done it on January 1st, but I’m quite satisfied at having it done the night before the AGM. At least I’ve remembered it this year – it’s been a last-minute scramble a couple of times. It’s terribly boring, and mainly done so formally for the record – everyone at the meeting will know what its content is. The best thing is that this is the last AGM at which I’ll have a formal duty. At least two, actually. I’m bowing out as churchwarden and also taking the minutes. Oh, and I’m doing the refreshments, which means I’m going to go and buy cheese and biscuits and wine tomorrow, pick up glasses and set them all out. I will get help with that though – it’s simpler to do all the buying myself and then I’ll know what’s what, they would have helped there too if I’d asked.
I’m sorry, yet again I’m falling behind in my blog-reading. I should catch up by the end of the week, but it may mean that I won’t leave many comments. I do still love you all. Even if I take you for granted.
I’m just like one of the family really, aren’t I? The one who occasionally rushes in and tires you all out before dashing off again.