Time for an utterly trite entry, and I don’t care!

The weather for the last couple of days has been lurvely – and is set to get better and better this week. This is particularly good news as we’re all going to a barbie on Monday to mark the end of house-group term. The only slight fly in the ointment is that I’m at work all week next week, as it’s my hand-over week. I’ve still got a few weeks left on my contract, but my boss is away after this, so we scheduled it for now.

It’s actually been lovely being around at home so much recently – it’s not the way I would have chosen to leave academia, but needs must. There’s a part of me that’s a bit sad about having to throw myself back into full-time employment, and of course office life come September, but another part of that’s looking forward to the cut and thrust of commercial life once again.

Still, the air conditioning in my current office is severe (I’ve been known to wear a coat before now), and apparently impossible to alter, so at least I won’t be expiring from heat at work. The chap I’m handing over to is a good friend, and a smart cookie, so I think it’ll be a fun week.