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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

I don't like (Bank Holiday) Mondays

We sat around the table last night with our diaries trying to find 2 days when all three off us were free to take a couple off days off to visit my parents, however this proves difficult when trying to work around a bank holiday. Bin normally has a Monday off to do the housework as weekends are usually as hectic as the week, Saturdays for me usually consists of golf in the morning and paperwork in the afternoon followed by some sort of social activity in the evening, Sometimes Bin rides on a Saturday but certainly spends the morning at the stables and rides on Sundays. The Boy usually works all weekend or recovers from hangovers. This weekend he is spending the weekend at Reading festival whilst we have social engagements on Sunday and Monday interspersed with golf , paperwork and riding with any spare time spent on working on my guitars.
We eventually came up with next Tuesday and Wednesday as the only possible days. However I had planned to giving my car a desperately needed serious polish and clean out before we went away, this is where the problem with bank holidays come in. You get a day off but so does every other bugger.
Normally Bin would go to Newbury on a Monday, park the car with the valeting people and go shopping returning to an immaculate shinning piece of machinery, well with her car anyway, they just do the best they can with mine which just highlights the rust spots, but at least it’s clean inside, but being a bank holiday they are closed. The boy had promised to do it for me in return for letting him off the £35 he owes me for the surround sound usb card I got for him off Ebay but he’s too busy earning money this week and will no doubt be up to his knees in mud at Reading festival and off his head on cider this weekend which conjures up another thought, do I really want to drive to Yorkshire with a surly hung over teenager who probably hasn’t slept for three nights, in the back of the car? There again he may sleep all the way. So I guess it’ll be a quick splash through the car wash and I’ll try and pick up all the big bits off the floor, the dogs hairs will have to stay and we’ll have to remember not to wear anything black.
The other problem is everyone decides to have a party/BBQ on bank holiday Monday which means you get seriously shit faced and spend working Tuesday with Mike Tyson working out on a punch bag inside your skull.
Now bank Holiday Fridays are much more sensible, apart from the fact that everything shuts except garden centres and diy shops which if you buy anything from these stores results in you working all weekend, but at least you have Sunday to recover from any excesses.

Incase anyone is interested, we had a very good charity weekend at the golf club last weekend, unfortunately our team did not fare well, in fact we came last – out of 25 teams this may have something to do with the club setting up a bar along side the 7th tee, everything was going well until then!


At 10:35 pm, Anonymous Andy said...

Especially when the weather is as beautiful as last weekend. Every other bugger was on Bournemouth beach too and it seems sunstroke ensures you crash in the most congested spot at the top of the hill outside Ringwood! Still at least I have had a very long look at the New Forest again, or at least the bit alongside the A31.


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