|Yet another year begun
||[Jan. 7th, 2013|10:32 pm]
Once again a month and change have passed since I posted... So quickly playing catch up on what's happened since then. My Aunt's birthday party went off without a hitch. I didn't even get to my parent's house it was train, station, dad's car, restaurant, dad's car, station, train, not the most relaxing day but the things we do for family... I almost went to Bangladesh for work, was really looking forward to it but unfortunately the situation there was (mostly likely still is, I haven't been keeping up with the news) a bit volatile. Went to see the Hobbit, it was good. There was a massive deadline at work and craziness ensued but we made it. The world, once again, failed to end. I took two weeks off work and spent most of the time with my parents. Was very quiet and generally peaceful. I needed the rest. Can't believe how different next year is going to be. Parents came back to Exeter with me and helped me generally tidy up after my stress/lack of time/lack of energy induced neglect and put plastic film on the windows. This is a bit more heavy-duty than the plastic I have used in the past. Not entirely sure what the point is but it make my mum happy so I'll go along with it.
Today was my first day back at work. I feel in a bit of a haze, I liked being on hols. Still I didn't like not working so much I'd want it to be permanent so job applications are still in the offing. End of March is feeling awfully close now.
I've started reading the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child. I know there's a film out but although I usually rather enjoy action romps I doubt I'll be going to see it. Jack Reacher is 6 foot 5 and well above average intelligence (career Military Police, and very observant investigator) so Tom Cruise will never fit the role. It was the existence of the film that made me start reading the novels though. They've pretty good (only read the first 4 so far) but relatively long and not the simplest thing I have ever read. Definitely requires the reader to be awake and paying some attention. So not something that can be drifted through in an evening.