• I am off work until Tuesday, hurray! The last week has been rather frustrating; I had a list of things that I wanted to get on with in a week in which fewer people were about, and spent the entire time dealing with urgent things caused by fewer people being about... I left with a paper still to write for first thing on Tuesday. Well, it will just have to be written for second thing on Tuesday.
• My parents are here, which is great. Unfortunately, they aren't supposed to be here, they are supposed to be spending two nights with friends in Dorset before rejoining me tomorrow, but the car developed a fault en route yesterday. It is a Volkswagen diesel. As you can imagine, their degree of unimpressed-ness with VW is fairly stratospheric at the moment.
• Inevitably, the weather has chosen today to finally get cold and cloudy. But Mum and Dad have gone to look at the fritillaries in the water meadows and I am going to the supermarket, to mop the kitchen floor, and then do a bit of writing. Honest.
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