Friday, 18 September 2009

What I did this week.

I got into my beautiful car, drove lots, mostly in the wrong direction and very badly. I did find myself going from Essex to home via Cambridge at 3am on Monday morning, this is not usual or right, it made my friend laugh and this was not kind, hang your head in shame, you know who you are.

I went away on a course to Sheffield. I came back.

In between I stayed in a youth hostelly type of a place.

The food was strange, proper strange, I was served mushroom risotto (which was a lie, a big lie) with a side order of cabbage (yes, truly) which I believe was cooked by my dead granny in 1973.

The cell was freezing and the tiny bed squeaked.

I learned shit loads of stuff, mainly about how much work I will have to do to get my dept through a QA audit, I am knitting with smoke at the moment.

I made a new friend called Sam, me likey Sam muchly, she was subversive too and I would have liked her even if she wasn't Irish.

They did have wireless, not in my cell but in the main training room, I could not get onto blogger as it was a banned site, this made me sad. On the plus side, the trainers thought I was very conscientious and was working as opposed to skiving about trying to get on blogger and emailing friends.

I was missed by my children most muchly.

Now I am back, what have you been up to ?

16 comments:

Josie said...

driving in the wrong direction - map or sat nav, if it was a sat nav then it was most likely a man designed it!
what have I been doing - housework, sewing, supervising two cats , shopping, watching tv, etc etc, the usual life of a bored(or boring) housewife
Josie x

scrappysue said...

got a haircut. getting ready for work conference, AND italy AND meeting you! see ya soon!

Shirley said...

Sounds, well, if not lovely at least interesting. Me? Well, looked for a spot of dirt big enough but affordable enough to suit my purpose. (it ain't gonna happen, me thinks) Talked with a jolly chap who may someday be my accountant . . . with the result that I'm now working on a many-page paper called a "Business Plan." Fun, yes? ;-)

Lena said...

Not too much! Learning the younger son the chords to 'If You Leave Me Now' for his upcoming school stage show, and pulling my hair out failing to upload my older son's band's new video directly into a blog here, and on Facebook! - I've had to pop it in blog sidebar instead, if anyone fancies taking a look! Me and technology!

Nice to see you back,Gwen. I think the cat misses me more muchly, these days!

Nota Bene said...

I'm shocked that anyone would laugh at your midnight driving antics.

auntiegwen said...

Josie - it sounds pretty good to me, honest :)

Sue - I know, it's only a few weeks :))))))))))

Shirley - aw nae luck, a business plan, that sounds grown up and scary, do you want to borrow my project management book ????x

Lena - we all know that auntie is feart of technology

NB - yes I agree, it really would be an awful sort of a friend, a very unkind sort of a friend, one might even say a heartless friend who would laugh

Penelope said...

You have been a busy girl! Glad you made it home safely xx
I've been doing more of the usual with a side order of nothing special which seems to be taking up all of my time!
Tell me if you're coming to Amsterdam? Would LOVE to see you v v soon! xx

Laura said...

mmmmm! Cabbage.

Madame DeFarge said...

Preparing for my own training course in big sums next week, avoiding the ironing, eating in Nandos and generally wondering why.

auntiegwen said...

Pen - will email you but I feel Bitchfest is a no for me this year as I have to economise due to the fact that my divorce lawyer is charging me £160 per hour and I don't think she'll be paid in kind :)what's wrong with her ? I know, top quality I am :)

Lolly -it was vegetarian hell, the meal combo's were really really strange

Madame - I spend most weeks like that except the big sums and Nando's

Matthew said...

The highlight of my week was going back to the gym for the first time in two years.

Two days later, I could barely move. I was this <---> close to have to be fed through a straw because I couldn't lift my cutlery.

Me no tarzan, it seems.

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Food sounds disgusting, I would have gone out and found the nearest Burger King!

auntiegwen said...

Matt - ouch, poor you but you must feel a sense of satisfaction now ?
no, still pain? have a poor poor you (in a very soothing voice)

Mrs fab - I didn't know where I was and as I got lost coming back from Essex on the Sunday (and I've driven that road before, lots) and ended up in Cambridge (on the wrong motorway) I thought if I went for chips I might end up in Carlisle !!!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Oh I remember my days driving around without satnav. I hated one way systems in cities I had never been to and frequently got lost and was a nervous wreck by the time I reached anywhere new. I doubt I could enter the corporate world ever again and having to deal with clients whose heads I wanted to ram down a toilet and flush away because they were being so very difficult! Then I'd have to find my way back home again at the end of an exhuasting day! Good you made a new friend though! x

Katie said...

I've been enjoying the sun as much as I can, given the fact that I had to work all week - I've seen more sun in the past few weeks that I saw all summer!

auntiegwen said...

Mobs - you should have heard NB swearing at his sat nav last night as it took us on a journey that was twice as long as it needed to be !

Katie - it was very sunny here today as well, whit's that aw aboot ? (TM Edge)