I should have put a (clothes) wash on, I should have done a bit of ironing, and I should have packed... but instead I spent the morning loading my music onto my new ipod nano (I didn't go into the Apple store to buy one, I actually went in to check the iphones... decided against one, but did not walk out empty handed: new headphones and a new ipod. Truth be told, I actually really need a pair of Summer shoes).
Why pack? I am off to Madrid tomorrow - research. But as the fishmonger in the market said this morning: I would feel sorry for you, but you will have to eat all that nice Spanish food. I know, it is tough. And so, having bought fish, what did I do? I was enticed into a local restaurant that was doing a one-off special menu: roast pig Sardinian style. Divine, but then, who can concentrate after such a lunch on a beautiful sunny afternoon? Not I, so I sit in the garden listening to the hose water the garden for me - sisss sisss sisss
So, whilst I sometimes worry about work and the future (Higher education is in flux and my role has been 'redefined' somewhat in the last couple of months), I don't think I can complain today of all days. Though, heck, I will have to get up early to iron whatever I can find, pack in the dark, spend far too long in transit... before I sit in a plaza somewhere in Madrid in the evening sun with a beer to prepare for the library on Tuesday.
PS: Sonata is off on hols.... visiting a small nephew in Leicester before arriving here... we will find ways of posting! In the meantime, enjoy Summer!
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