Thursday, December 30, 2010

Strange Days

I'm holding the fort this weather at the place that's normally filled with happy go lucky workers merrily going about the business they are employed to do.
It's odd being in on my own. I didn't draw the short straw, just wanted to be in to save on holidays to use them at a time of my choosing - namely at the end of my employment here to give me the time to move house and settle with Husband, Dog, Fishes and Potted Plant at the other end of the country (more about that soon - it's a scary but exciting change... will mean lots of things'll have to end - like the radio show etc, but it'll mean lots of new beginnings too)
Anyway, it has been quiet, apart from the odd thing, and means in general I get lots more done than usual.
It's not located in the most richest part of the world though, and yesterday there were gangs of kids roaming around with sticks. This is what they do here for amusement - instead of going to the Gym or the debating society ball or whatever other kids on holidays do, anyway it's a little unnerving when you're on your own and they're walking towards your car outside - ie your only means of escape. But sure they walked on when they saw me looking threateningly out at them.
I like to think I've saved the company from a broken window. It's the least I could do.


120 Socks said...

Be safe there, and leave early when no one is watching! Have a great news year.

120 Socks said...

I meant new year, but sure you can have a news year as well!

Niamh B said...

Ah thanks soocks - hopefully we'll all have a great news year!!

The Dead Acorn said...

Those kids will regret missing the Debating Society Ball when they're older ... I know I do.

Good luck on your adventure!

Rachel Fox said...

Exciting news!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Ah, yes, but are they really kids...or marauding Ninja Dwarfs, or maybe goblins? we had terrible trouble round here with goblins?

Niamh B said...

Thanks Acorn, yes I'm sure they will.
Thanks Rachel - there's a good bit of it about!
TFE - I didn't get to ID them, but kids was my first impression. They weren't very graceful and weren't all that grotesque

the watercats said...

It's been an age since I heard that song... it's a great one! That work place sounds sort of exciting, nothing like kids with sticks to liven things up a bit :-) we get them round here too, but they're normally herding sheep with them. your new year sounds like it's gong to be a good-un. change is always good, always always :-D

Niamh B said...

no sheep to be seen around these parts, a fair few horses though!

Ah well, thanks :-)