Thursday, 28 March 2013

Time off

One of the benefits of working for a university is the holidays.  We get a healthy number of days holiday to take at our discretion but then two closures - one for the week over Christmas/New Year and then one at Easter.  This year that means my last day was yesterday (Wed) and I'm not back in the office until next Wed!  So almost a full week - and with everybody else off and the college closed no build up of emails and actions!

So Maundy Thursday - I'm painting the kitchen, Mrs F and Daughter-of-Furtheron had to get up as usual and head off to their respective schools whilst I had a cosy lie in.  Now I'm half way through painting the walls - the ceiling I did last week.  So lunchbreak and then back with a second coat of the paint on the walls.  Tomorrow I'll paint the woodwork - doors, skirting etc.  Hopefully all done by Saturday.

3 comments:

  1. To the holidays! Whatever they be!

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  2. Hope you enjoy your rest time and creativity (if one can apply that word to painting the house).

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

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  3. Definitely one of the perks of being in HE!

    I remember when I left the railways (where you couldn't choose when you could take your holidays, so sometimes ended up with a wet week in November and a couple of weeks in a freezing April, and had a grand total of one day off at Christmas, none at New Year or Easter) -- and I started working for my friends. On Dec 23rd they decided to knock off at 1.00 and said "Ok then, see you on 2nd January!"

    Music to my ears!

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