I seem to do more catching up posts than real ones but its the nature of the beast, it seems to be either a feast or a famine. The 6 weeks leading up to the end of the financial year are usually quite hectic which is odd as the previous 6 weeks are usually dead. OK theres nothing odd about it, budgets need to be spent, events need to be organised when its not raining or snowing and so on.
Piggy bank with 20 pounds and financial news
Lawnmower in long grass
Ive been doing a lot of commissioned work and might blog about some of them when the embargoes and first publication dates are up.
Add to that the fact that Ive migrated web hosts, merging my sites into one which followers of me on twitter will notice didnt go swimmingly and tried two different packages, pulling a couple of all nighters to try and get it resolved.
Pulling an all nighter
Why do I have to have so many files online! Ah well, done now and on to the next thing which will swallow up time for seemingly no benefit.
Car and petrol in Jerry Can
Its been an interesting few weeks on the news front. We had the whole pastygate affair and the threatened tanker drivers strike. Which had people stockpiling pasties, Im sure someone was that stupid, and queues for petrol stations even no strike had been declared.
The pasty issue was about charging 20% uk tax on heated pasties and sausage rolls in shops, although if they go cold by the time you get to pay for them you dont have to pay the extra. Im sure it makes sense to someone.
British Cornish Pasty
As for the petrol, a government minister said that in the event of a strike it might be worthwhile keeping your tanks topped up and some spare fuel in the garage in a jerry can. Of course that go translated into PANIC!!! with stations running out of petrol and so on. I heard the original statement and it was nothing like what was reported, although Im sure it coinciding with the end of the financial quarter and moving a lot of consumer spend into the quarter (instead of filling up the next week) had nothing to do with it.
Eventually common sense returned but I’ll fill up again tomorrow just in case 😉
Filling up with Diesel
Hosepipe ban water sprinkler
Shankly Gates Anfield Liverpool
Falls Road Belfast
Salmon cut into steaks”
Pity Im now trying to cut back, two months of working morning noon and night without a day off and Ive put on a couple of stone just eating crap. Glasgow really isnt the place to try and cut back on the fatty food and the stodge, but more on that later.
Over the next couple of weeks it will be time to get the boat ready and into the water, then the festival of football that is the European Championships. I might even do some more work!
What I wont be doing is travelling too much this summer due to the amount of work so will be looking to arrange a few trips later in the year. Ive only one booked at present and thats another trip to Scotland mid August but you know what Im like, watch this space….