I'm still not entirely sure how it happened, but in January I found myself agreeing to do the Forest Warrior - a 10k mud/obstacle race - as part of a team at work.
2.5 months of denial and half arsed "training" later six of us dragged ourselves through a lot of mud, climbed over walls, scrambled in and out of ditches, carried tyres up and down hills, crawled and swam through various depths of water, and ran/jogged/walked the bits in between. Oh, and got shot at with paintballs (but none of us were hit, hurrah)
A rare occasion where most of the software department were let out of a) the office and b) the country for work purposes.
Couple of days of meetings in Germany. On the hottest week of the year so far - 33° and no air con in their offices, argh. But lovely cooling(!) seats in our hire car, which was a bell and whistle filled Range Rover. Nice.
Anyway, flying is still very much a novelty for me, and on the way back I had a window seat:
Unfortunately I came back with several new insect bites, acquired whilst sitting in a beer garden... continue reading »
Awww, I've finished work This makes me sad because my job is (was!) ace, but also it hasn't really sunk in yet, and probably won't do until I actually move out of Ludlow.
But on the positive side, I have a new toy It's slightly laptop shaped. In fact, very laptop shaped. Can you guess what it is yet?
Its name is Arthur, and anyone after techy details may like to know that it's an Acer somethingorother, dual core with significantly more ram and hard drive space than my desktop. Oh, and Windows Vista. ick.