21 January 2022
Late on Friday, I had been told that the Audit Committee of Sheffield University was to be truncated and I did the mental calculation over the weekend that 6 hours of travelling for a 2 hour meeting wasn’t sensible, so sent my apologies and decided to work at home.
14 January 2022
The week started in my guise as a mild-mannered family taxi driver, but soon settled down to a meeting of the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Project Board, which I participated in by telephone. This meant I didn’t miss the intellectual stimulation and strong chairmanship of the “start the week” meeting!
07 January 2022
I could not face a “start the week” meeting as the first activity of the new year, so I took a leisurely route in.
24 December 2021
By way of nemesis, I had to chair the final “start the week”, but since it was largely depleted, I did manage to close the meeting after 12 minutes, so have achieved something this year!
17 December 2021
I’ve found a new way to deal with Monday morning. I drive to Swindon, but leave immediately and catch a train to London – thus missing the “start the week” meeting!
10 December 2021
Monday was, for me, that rare thing nowadays – a Monday in Swindon. And to compound the weirdness factor, because both FL and Cyrus were elsewhere, I had to chair the “start the week” meeting!
03 December 2021
Although it was Monday, I had a date with the Sheffield University Audit Committee, so I caught a train to Sheffield instead of Swindon – although it’s actually a lot further, it’s almost as quick!
26 November 2021
I had a variety of meetings scheduled for London Monday so my plan was always to drive down there and miss the “start the week” meeting. On Sunday, I started receiving what turned out to be the first of a stream of cancellations that ended up with most of Monday being decimated.
19 November 2021
It was Monday. FL was in India so Cyrus dispatched the “start the week” meeting with the efficiency of an abattoir worker. Then it was on the TIC Update meeting, with more pleas for guidance from those appointed as gladiators for the forthcoming tournament.
12 November 2021
It was a Monday, and I couldn’t think of a good enough excuse, so I made it to the “start the week” meeting.