It’s Thursday morning before the bank holiday weekend. I have a conference call in a little whileÂ – hence the appearance of the headset on my desk. Work has been kind of interesting over the last week or so – we’re “crossing the streams”, Ghostbusters style – I’ve been doing some coding on the back end of WordPress. I can’t tell youÂ what I’ve been doing, but still – it’s far more interesting than the usual stuff I get to work on.
After today we have four days off for Easter. Four days to kick back and relax (yeah right – like that’s going to happen), before returning to the mayhem. And AprilÂ is going to be mayhem – off around the country to deliver demos, and to work at far flung client offices. It’s funny – many people see travelling with work as some kind of glamorous existence, but those of us that have done it know the truth – it’s not fun, it’s not glamorous, and it’s often lonely.
While travelling with work, all I might typically see is the inside of trains, the inside of taxis, the inside of the client’s offices, and the insides of the hotel I’m staying in. If there is a supermarket nearby, I will also get to know that supermarket pretty well – opting to buy food there rather than sit in a pub or restaurant on my own. The hotel room will usually have a television, that I will rarely switch on – opting instead to surf the internet, read books on the Kindle, or listen to podcasts.
That’s all a few weeks away yet though. In the meantime the children have two weeks off school for Easter. Two entire weeks. Madness. I joked last night that they would spend all day, every day, either playing football outside the house, or bouncing on the trampoline in the back garden. I bet I’m not far from the truth.Â