Tuesday, 14 November 2006

the matter of Britain

WAAF Operations RoomToday, I feel like an extra in 'A Matter Of Life And Death'.

Not because David Niven has suddenly appeared in my garden in a state of neither aliveness or deadness*; but because I have been, figuratively speaking, pushing little shapes about on maps all day whilst drinking cocoa. And then getting a phone call or an email and needing to push them back in the other direction.

So. I have arranged for people to go to:

  • Leeds (Twice)
  • Manchester (Twice)
  • Newport (Once, but for three days)
  • Bolton (Lovely at this time of year)
  • Manchester again (Twice)

and have un-arranged people going to:

  • Liverpool (Twice, on two separate days)
  • Edinburgh (Two people, three days each)

And THEN arranged:

  • Two B&B stays in Liverpool
  • Two B&B stays in Bolton

In addition, I have installed my lovely neighbour's new printer; removed a dead mouse with no head from the pile of dirty pants B has left in the bedroom; and arranged three interviews for new staff the week after next.

Oooooh! But at the weekend I planted carrots, peas, garlic and lettuce in the greenhouse and we made three gallons of beer. I will probably have photos at some point.


* Kind of a Shroedinger's David Niven

4 comments:

  1. Did he leave the pants as a sort of gift? Like the cat did the mouse?

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  2. It would be nice to think that there had been that much thought behind them :).

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  3. Completely irrational I know, but had a dead, headless mouse been found in a pile of my pants then it would take some fast talking to get me to wear them again no matter how well they were washed.

    Never considered the possibility (no pun intended) of a Shroedinger's David Niven. I'm trying desperately to think of a joke combining both David Niven and collapsing waveforms but I'm afraid it's beyond me.

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  4. Completely irrational I know, but had a dead, headless mouse been found in a pile of my pants then it would take some fast talking to get me to wear them again no matter how well they were washed.

    Never considered the possibility (no pun intended) of a Shroedinger's David Niven. I'm trying desperately to think of a joke combining both David Niven and collapsing waveforms but I'm afraid it's beyond me.

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