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.


  1. To the holidays! Whatever they be!

  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

  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!