Been a few weeks, but I have been busy at work. This is a little out of step with the norm, but since I got back from holiday after Glastonbury it has been quite hectic and pretty physical.
There have been events to get vans of kit to, and back to the office and send out again. Lots of kit, some very heavy cases which need loading and unloading and reloading.
As always, one of the four of my Postroom colleagues will help and take the lead. The other two, quite bluntly are a waste of time - one not through their own fault, but the other however sucks any goodwill from a room like a black hole - instantly.
So why am I feeling out of kilter with the moderns ?
Well, long story short yesterday I was very busy and am actually feeling pretty misused now.
From what I can gather, there has been some questions raised about how much training has been given in some environmental elements necessary to the functioning of a modern workplace.
[Yes, there is a tone in that...]
I am really just damned miffed that I was given the run around for at least 45 minutes trying to get a spill near the hazardous waste container in the loading bay cleared up.
It was hosed away after considerations by grounds, maintenance and cleaning staff as well as my own management.
Today, we received a meeting invitation to receive some training relating to spill clearance.
I bumped into the lad who told us about the spill and his environmental colleague and, in a cheery voice and with a smile he told me that yesterday's test had been a good one and had confirmed that training had not been given.
I am feeling annoyed and misused, simply because I resent the "test" and the waste of my time.
In my world, the way to find things out is to ask the question, not play a stupid game and waste four workers time amounting to 3 man-hours.
Had I been asked yesterday if we had received any training, I would have said "No".
I cannot understand how this sort of game playing can be right.
Yes, if training has been given test us, but at least ask us if we have received training. We are adults and will tell you.
The World Scouting Jamboree has been giving Scouts from all over the planet a brilliant adventure in Japan. Some Scouting friends' son is out there. I am just a wee bit jealous.
I tweeted on 29 July:
"34,000 Scouts from 150+ countries in Japan for the Jamboree . We are part of this great movement. #wsj2015 Proud."
Although the antics at the England v Australia Test Matches have been mildly interesting, I am very happy that the Beautiful Game is back tomorrow.
Arsenal have been pretty quiet in the transfer market, but bringing in goalkeeper Petr Cech is, I think a great move.
The pre-season has given the Gunners three trophies in as many weeks - it can't be bad!
I realised shortly after returning from Glastonbury that my live music diary was pretty bare until the end of September.
I have sorted this out now and have booked up for gigs from The Gaslight Anthem, Wolf Alice and Ian Anderson peforming the intriguing "Jethro Tull:The Rock Opera" which tells the story of the agricultural pioneer whose name they pinched.
That will do for now.