November 9th, 2015

Pen-y-ghent

Once and Future Things

Oh my, I haven't posted anything since August. Since then:

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There has been lots of painting and baking and riding and parks and toy trains and bricks and all the toy cars as well, and generally life is good (but tiring). Work is busy, and morale isn't great since James is off sick and we've got an IT Review on the near horizon and it's no secret the Head of Department thinks we're too expensive and wants to cut costs and possibly staff. We did have a really lovely little gathering last Wednesday afternoon to wish Helen a lovely wedding on Saturday, and are planning a Christmas decorations competition along the corridor. I blame the bubbly. In terms of the Union I'm officially not standing again for the committee (the AGM is the end of this month) but am still involved with the IT Review taking place at the Cavendish Lab (which so far sounds like a rather more positive affair, with the unions invited in early rather than because it's all going horribly pear-shaped).

In terms of future plans next weekend we are going to see The Gruffalo at the Arts Theatre with Lucy and Ed too, and the following weekend I'm having a big birthday party at the Memorial Hall (if you haven't had an invitation and would like to come let me know!), and the weekend after that will be more birthday celebrations with all the family. Looking forward to it all, even if I'm a bit snowed under with preparations at the moment.

Pen-y-ghent

Birthday Party

When: Saturday 21 November at 16:30–22:45
Where: Great Shelford Memorial Hall
What: Family friendly in the afternoon, DJ in the evening, birthday tea, cake, drinks - but feel free to bring a bottle (and there are shops in the village just in case). RSVPs for vague catering numbers will help. Parking available, handy for Shelford (Cambs) station on the Liverpool Street to Cambridge line or the Citi 7 bus or NCN route 11 by bike.
Who: You? If you'd consider yourself a friend and would like to come then do. But let me know!
Why: I will be turning 40!

I'd love it if people could share with me any photos you have of me in younger days (especially ones with you in too), or any tracks which remind you of me. That way I can put together and album and playlist to remind me of all my friends and family over the last 40 years :)