Eleanor Blair (lnr) wrote,
Eleanor Blair


Excellent couple of hours driving lesson this morning. Out for a spin through the villages north of Cambridge for 45 mins to start with, then back along Madingley Rd, an emergency stop and a reverse round the corner at the West Cambridge Site, then back to Arbury for the usual potter round side streets, 3-point turn and parallel park. All went well, not absolutely perfect but not bad at all. Couple of places where my observation could have been better, but I also dealt well with a couple of mad obstacles (a skip lorry half blocking the road right by a pedestrian crossing, and a set of traffic lights at a bit of roadworks in Oakington which weren't actually switched on). An hour next Tue, another one the Tue after, 2 hours the following Mon and then the test on Wed 18th. It's beginning to look plausible again, which I wasn't sure of in my last lesson. Phew.

Morning spent mostly working through backlog of mail: slight chaos from the cam.ac.uk DNS problems yesterday, but nothing too drastic. Lovely lunch sitting in the sunshine on Sheep's Green. I should do that more often. Being vaguely useful this afternoon in terms of dealing with various queries to postmaster, one of our more appreciative users too. Always nice when they're so happy with the little help we can give with spam. Caroline's getting closer to a new office: the people from the workshops have been up working out what to do with the new desk they're building her (constraints of fire exit and connecting door to our office make most shop-bought desks too awkward). So she might even be in there next week if she's lucky. Not bad for a move that was considered "urgent" before Christmas. Good to be back at work instead of dwelling on stuff at home.

Might or might not pop along to cam.misc meet for a bit this evening. Looks like friends for dinner tomorrow. Oh all right, maybe we'll eat the chicken instead of the friends, but hey. Should be good anyway.

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