21 July 2022
Another Monday and another missed “start the week” meeting. Perhaps they will have improved so much by the time I get to go to one that I will no longer unconsciously seek to avoid them?
14 July 2022
It was Monday, but I got a lie in. This was because I had to go up to Sheffield and it didn’t seem that sensible to start off going 64 miles in the wrong direction! It did mean that I missed the “start the week” meeting!
06 July 2022
Although I desperately wanted to attend the “start the week” meeting, circumstances meant that I had to spend the whole week in London, so going to Swindon first would have wasted taxpayers money!
30 June 2022
I was at the “start the week” meeting but I am not sure I remember being there! I do remember the Catapult meeting afterwards because we started to fall into the trap of believing that we were in control and thinking that all those nice people in the outside world that we are supposed to be supporting as they take real commercial risks hadn’t noticed that we seem to have been doing nothing of any consequence for some time – and not telling them what is going on!
23 June 2022
I am obviously getting blasé about the “start the week” meeting because I was in Swindon before 9 o’clock on a Monday morning, spoke to FL, then left without attending!
16 June 2022
Another week and another cunning way to avoid the “start the week” meeting. This time, it was the old “I have to go to Sheffield for a Council meeting” excuse. Oh, no, wait, that was real!
09 June 2022
Given that the nice Mrs Windsor had given us an extra days holiday and that I could now take time off, I decided to add another day to her gift to make it a 5 day weekend
02 June 2022
I have found another amusing thing to do on Monday morning – try to get from home to Swindon on the train!
19 May 2022
In the pursuit of new and unusual ways to miss the “start the week” meeting, I came up with a doozy this week. The whole Innovation Programmes leadership team went off on a 2-day development course just outside Birmingham Airport!
12 May 2022
Ah, the glory of bank holiday weekends, when we get an extra day to lie in. Since I was shaking off the remains of last weeks cold, this was especially pleasant, and so I was raring to go for the Tuesday morning and the “start the week” meeting.