It's been a bit quiet round here which is the complete opposite of my daily life right now! Apologies to anyone who's been getting annoyed about the lack of posts, once Christmas and New Year has past I'm hoping to get back into my usual routine. I've neglected all of my blogs and online projects over the past couple of weeks as I've just not had much spare time at all.
Part of this has been from work. I've been trying to finish off the work I have left so that I can try and start the New year with a clean slate. I've almost got all of this done now however with the Christmas period oncoming clients have stopped responding leaving me to just guess on some work and not finish other stuff. I've got loose ends to tie up on one site, another site which we're ploughing through pretty quick and then that just leaves my ongoing work with my contract job and another large site I maintain. So the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter!
We came down to my parents last Sunday as I had meetings in London at the start of the week and needed to sit down with my Mum to go over my accounts and that looming tax bill that's due next month (all donations welcome!). It's been pretty cold down here and also foggy. I have to say that cars with two fog lights are extremely worse that cars with one, especially when people don't know when to use them and when not to. Last night we popped out to pick up a couple of final presents. Figured 7.30pm was a good time to go out. Visibility was at about 75-100m with wisps of fog around but I could see cars coming from far away fine. Yet so many people were driving around with their rear and front fog lights on, dazzling everyone without a thought for the poor sod (me) behind them. I can vaguely remember learning for my driving theory test that 10m was the minimum distance of visibility before you should put on fog lights, otherwise normal lights would suffice. The Highway code website now simply says to use them sparingly and remember to turn them off, but I wish they'd put a proper alert out on the television to explain to people how to drive in this fog. We've had it for almost a week now so it's not like it's a one off thing, but people clearly can't drive in it properly.
We'll be driving back home on Boxing Day to go to our second Christmas day with Dave's family. Hopefully we won't hit the traffic we did last year which was pretty stagnant on the M6. At least this time we're more aware of the cross country short cuts if we need them. Then it's back to work on Wednesday and possibly shopping in Birmingham on Friday with my Mum Will see what warm thick clothes I can pick up as all of my trousers seem to be as thin as anything!
Anyhow, that's a quick round up, I'm off to look through my boxes of what else I can take home with me this time. Have a Merry Christmas and good New Year.