April 26, 2005

Testing, attention please!

Hmm, another long day, which didn't help as I was already irritable and tired. A day of graft, graft and a little humour, but things progress. Finally got away at 18:15, but at least it means tomorrow morning will be a little less hectic, something tells me we're going to need that time, have one of THOSE feelings. Can't quite put my finger on it though.

On the interesting side, have booked a long weekend away! AT ALTON TOWERS! Not staying in their hotel though as its extortion at £490 a night for two people! Have managed, with a little help from a certain someone to find a travel lodge nearby in a town I can't pronounce (ideas welcome) called 'Rugeley'. Now all I have to do is find it, which I've no doubt will be a mission as its about 3 pages of multimap directions. There may be hope though as its quoted on the AA directions as a landmark when travelling through the city, so it must have a big sign or something, please!

Got annoyed at the website trying to book it as when it spannered out cos I hadn't given it an alternate phone number (apparently my mobile isn't good enough!) it reset the dates for today rather than the ones I'd chosen. So had to go through the rigmarole of cancelling the wrong booking and making the new one. This should have been easy, except they don't tell you how to cancel anywhere easy to find. You have to go to a link on the email, then through another 3 pages before you can finally sort it out. Fortunately I realised I needed to cancel straight away and had all the stuff handy, heaven help me if I'd realised later and had to find the 3 different numbers I needed to type in!

Overall though looking forward to the break, if you can call all the driving/running round that, but it'll be fun to say the least!

Other news is that salaries have been reviewed and it's gone up, the question is... Is it enough?! Judging by the office some people are unhappy, not sure what to make of mine. Will have to have some very delicate, subtle conversations tomorrow. Both of which, as some of you will know, are not my strong points! Oh well, its not like I'm going to quit and they do ahve me over a barrel really, because if I do I owe THEM money for all the sponsorship! :-S

Midweek tomorrow, the intention is to get to the end of it, and then ride the crest of the work wave all the way to the weekend!

Posted by Russ at April 26, 2005 10:25 PM

Yep Rugeley - great place, just the sort of place you'll find a fantastic IT training centre and a soon to open beauty salon.. oops, is that a plug?

Posted by: Ant at May 4, 2005 11:35 PM

I'll let you know if its great when I get back. All I'm hoping is that it ahs some nice restaurants that I can eat at!

Posted by: Russ at May 5, 2005 10:52 PM