A month since my last update. Time does not feel kind when it careers past as it has done since my August catchup.
Work is getting back to normal - supervisor was off on leave, and then sick for a few days. Ho hum...
I need a break, but it seems that I have taken all my leave entitlement in dribs and drabs and it is used up or booked for Christmas.
Oddly, although my leave is all gone, I don't feel like I have done anything or rested at all. This might be because I haven't and that festival, gig attendance and Cub Scout camps have frittered it away, but I must address this in 2015, when I will get a bonus 3 days after 10 years service.
As I say, I am need of a break as I am struggling not to feel jaded.
Anyway, the news...
The 88th annual Gilwell Reunion was really enjoyable. We hadn't been for 3 years and a good time was had by all.
Cub Scout meetings started after the summer break and we have had 6 or 7 newbies from either Beavers or " fresh off the street". Challenging times.
Our programme for the winter term doesn't look too bad (from the leadership side any way). The next few weeks see the District Push Cart competition, which is a good one with thrills and spills. watch this space... !
I had a smashing evening at the Green Door Store in Brighton in the company of Rae Morris. I think she is a great, blossoming talent. I am looking forward to her album, which is due for release in Q1 of 2015.
More good news is that NEEDTOBREATHE are playing three acoustic dates in the UK in December. I have got tickets for 2 December at Bush Hall in London's Shepherd's Bush. Looking forward to that one.
My beloved Arsenal are not yet firing on all cylinders, but have only lost in the Champions League against Dortmund.
Sanchez seems to have hit the ground running, Ramsey is playing reasonably consistently and "Our Jack " has had a few good moments.
Injuries have decimated the Gunners defence.
I hope the players who are currently MIA can turn things around.
Adieu, Mes Amis.
Let's be careful out there...