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Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to Kent I go!

Last day at work, and of course I've got a million and one things to do, not least of which is to reassure Sophie that really, I have every confidence that she'll do fine filling in for me while I'm away -- she's been stressing out about my imminent departure since Monday. She approaches my desk and asks for my help, her voice shaky, her face drawn, her hands clammy. I don't know why she should be so worried: as far as the tasks I've set her are concerned, a trained monkey could do them. What am I saying? An untrained monkey could do them! But I wisely swallow my comment, smile, and show her again how everything is supposed to work, and I've asked all my counterparts to go easy on her, help her as much as they can. I've also left her detailed written instructions...what more can I do? Anyway, for the next 10 days, even if everything should go wrong (which it won't), it's none of my problem!

Because I'm going to be concentrating on de-stressing in the lovely Kent countryside, where I'll be staying with the equally lovely calove and her family. My original plan, of coming to the capital with a friend, has fallen by the wayside, but I'm not unhappy. I'm looking forward to seeing calove again, who I spent a fabulous time in NYC with earlier this year; and looking forward to meeting bogwitch and hesadevil for lunch next week.

Before I leave though, I'll have to get the flat in order, so I plan on spending tomorrow on a belated spring cleaning initiative. I'll probably lose my steam halfway through the morning, but I'll make the initial effort of doing the washing up and cleaning the floors and windows, maybe even stretch so far as to do a bit of hoovering...and then I'll get packed, and get going!



( 4 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
Aug. 19th, 2004 09:09 am (UTC)
Have a wonderful time with Cass and her family, G! Sounds terrific. It's also great that you got the tickets for the CoRo concert coming up. I hope you get the chance to talk to Eric again - I bet he remembers the girl with the fantastic name!

Give Cass a hug for me, will you? I'll be thinking of you both!
Aug. 30th, 2004 05:11 am (UTC)
I'll be thinking of you both!

And we have been thinking, and talking, of you a lot! We really must get together again soon. I've inspected calove's barn conversion and have decided that it'll do wonderfully for a CoRo living room concert...you'll come when it's all arranged, won't you? ;-)

Aug. 19th, 2004 04:01 pm (UTC)
Have a fun vacation! And please give calove and bogwitch each a big hug from me :-)
Aug. 30th, 2004 05:13 am (UTC)
Hugs delivered -- big hugs back!
( 4 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
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