22 May 2020
After the excitement of 3 “start the week” meetings in a row, I made my bid for freedom this week and went to London instead.
15 May 2020
This “start the week” saw the triumphant return of the much-rested Fearless Leader. There was much discussion about the purpose and attendees at the various IBM-Imperial meetings and so it managed to fill most of the available time.
08 May 2020
Another Cyrus “start the week” – over before we knew it and mainly notable for the low number of people there – extensions to 3 day weekends seemingly a time effective holiday mode.
01 May 2020
Down to Swindon for the “start the week” meeting – but because it was chaired by Cyrus in his Blofeld mood, we finished in 25 minutes and had a chance to catch up with some back office stuff before we went into our first “Competitions Sign Off” meeting.
24 April 2020
The week started with a Funders Panel – which had to be moved so that I could spend the afternoon in London – so Cyrus and I got to the “start the week” meeting late.
17 April 2020
Monday started both early and late. Early, because I had to pick up my wife from Heathrow and late because that meant I would have got to Swindon by lunchtime and so missed the “start the week” meeting.
03 April 2020
I managed to make it to a “start the week” meeting, albeit late. The slightly late arrival was caused by a combination of more than usually heavy traffic at the Air Balloon (shades of Reggie Perrin) and waiting for the non-TSB employees to take all the parking places in our bit of the car park (but I’m over it now).
27 March 2020
I would have made the “start the week” meeting, honestly, but my car started running rough on Saturday and I was vaguely worried that the intermittent problem I had last year – and which seasoned technicians sucked their teeth at and mentioned many thousands of pounds to fix – had recurred so I diverted via the local garage for a check-up.
20 March 2020
The week started well before the “start the week” meeting because I went up to Scotland for the Governing Board Meeting. I chose to go by train as a partial contribution to our 10:10 goals and, for the most part, enjoyed it.
13 March 2020
Bizarrely I was there in plenty of time for the “start the week” meeting and there were some interesting “catches” this time. I seem to remember it spun off into separate meetings about various things, so I didn’t get back to my desk until 10.30!!