Sigh! It's back to work this morning after 12 days off (including weekends) and already it feels tough and I haven't even left the house!!
It has been a great Christmas break with loads of free time to do just nothing or more to the point just whatever I wanted to do. I have managed some significant guitar practice time and feel at last as though I might be beginning to take control over the beast rather than the other way round. Tonight's lesson, the first for 2 weeks, will probably burst that bubble :-)
I was glad to hear over the past couple of days that the threatened BAA strike for Monday has been called off. That means I can stick to my original travel plan for the U.S. and not have to use up my Sunday for travelling. I hope that the tentative agreement reached with the unions will result in the cancellation of the other day's strikes planned as one of those also coincides with a U.S. travel plan of mine. I think it is sad that the unions feel compelled to take up this as a crusade. After all their members will have their current pension rights protected and any new starters will simply have a new scheme which they can choose to accept or not as condition of new employment. This is no more than happens with thousands of other new starters in many different walks of life and it is a straightforward fact of life that final salary schemes are simply not affordable any more.