Ok, so I have been a little quiet. This has something to do with the fact the internet will not work at home. The reasons I have not done anything about this yet are:
1. Too tired.
2. Couldn't cope with getting angry (which is what invariably happens when I try to fix something).
Last week wasn't great. I started it in buoyant mood - the end was in site. Nearly six weeks off. I foolishly put in an email to a colleague at the LEA "I can take anything they throw at me this week".
I didn't mean literally. I think I suffered slight concussion after being smashed in the face by a rogue bottle of water at something approximating point blank range. Through my tears, and gritted teeth, i managed to tell the perpetrator "I think you need to stand outside".
I wanted to scream, shout, swear and, quite frankly, rip his head off.
I was glad at the end of it that I escaped without two black eyes. (Hit me square on the bridge of my nose). Possibly something to do with the 20 minutes of ice-pack to take down the swelling.
Combined with a raging cold and a form trip to Southend (just what I wanted; not) I wasn't much company to anyone and was best off shut in a dark room by myself.
I didn't quite make it through the half-day Friday. My legs gave way (probably the heat) and was escorted home.
I'm here now to pick my things up and that's it. For 6 weeks. Hurrah.