Sunday, January 17, 2010

Back to the grind

So a quiet week on the blog front due to a semi-packed week on the life front. This was the first full working week of the year (always a hard one) and boy was it busy. We had to let a few staff go, so it's all hands to the pump at the moment. At home there was a regal visit from Niall to Aberdeen this week, and in a reverse of history I was looking after my dad. He works every second week down here, flying offshore, and is temporarily homeless in Aberdeen as the lease on the flat they were renting is done. This mean he will use my hospitality 3 or 4 times, which I think is fair payback for 18 years of his and my mum's...

Anyway, the weather is a bit brighter here, with the snow finally gone. It really was incredible here, with not only more snow than I have ever seen in the city, but for a longer period than ever, staying for the best part of 3 weeks. Up north at Christmas there was ecen more, and it got to more than 2 feet of snow by the end. You can get an idea of how much there was by the fact that when it finally slid off the roof of my parent's house it ripped all the gutters off. Oops.

So, back to work tomorrow and to sorting out my first trip of the year. Looks like a couple of weeks to include Saudi, Abu Dhabi, and Iran. I'm really looking forward to Iran, which has had a great write-up from everybody I know who has been. I'll have to make sure to stay away from any demonstrations...


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