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The Return to Blighty

I should say I am pleasantly surprised, I was thoroughly expecting rain and snow – and it’s been sunny all day (Wednesday), sunny enough, in fact to continue wearing shorts as I’ve been doing for the last 5 weeks – but only just… and of course typical of the Northeast, as the sun goes down, the chill sets in.

Tomorrow begins another series of time-consuming meetings which stop me from actually doing the job… but at least they’re all over in one 4-day batch. My very expensive car after 5 weeks of sitting in the driveway was only one step removed from a brick this morning. Had to borrow friend Chris’s jump-leads to give it enough power to turn the starter. Second and last Merc for me, next time it’s a Volvo. I’ve extended my October stay in Spain to 2 weeks – I know it’ll not be super warm but at least there’s a good chance it’ll be sunny for more than a day. I know where I’d rather be but for now it’s back to life “as normal”. Bought a video lead for the iPhone from Tesco – and guess what – it doesn’t work with the iPad. I did think of asking the assistant in Tescos for one brief second, then sensibly dismissed the thought. That’s it really, nothing special to say…

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