An ethereal light greeted me this morning; the sky cast in red, and a mist over the fields. The drive through Oxfordshire countryside lost something as I neared work, as gentle, serene mist seeped in grey fog and cold drizzle. And that’s pretty much how it stayed all day. I’ve been drifting in and out of having a cold for an annoyingly long time now. Never quite getting bad enough to warrant fetching out the Beecham’s capsules, but causing my nose to be annoyingly snuffly. Today I also had a headache, and had to beg some paracetamol off of Caroline. I don’t really think to carry them myself, maybe because as a first aider I can’t dish ’em out, so I don’t think to have them.

I didn’t in the end go for my usual Tuesday swim tonight. In part because when I got there I was still feeling a bit woozy and ‘off’ (so instead I went to the supermarket to buy myself some nice food), but also in part because I didn’t leave work on time and if I don’t leave work on time then I end up getting home after the end of The Archers and half way through Front Row and then it somehow ends up being near on 10 o’clock by the time I’ve had my tea. Today, my leaving work a wee bit late was because Will was fixing, and showing me how to sort out my EPS file of the Abingdon Concert Band logo, so that the white bits in the middle were punched out and transparent…

…especially useful as I was able to later make a start on the ACB30 logo in readiness for our 2007 centenery year. And thus also followed a fun time creating an ‘unofficial’ poster, superimposing several band members heads onto the bodies of ABBA – we are likely to be playing some music by ABBA in the March concert it being 70’s stuff and around when the band was formed. Kathy liked it very much (our treasurer) when I emailed it around, even though her face was morphed into the dark-haired one, and goaded me on to fashion another one. We are likely to be playing music from Stars Wars too – you can guess the results…