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SL’s FTF, Fri 14th July

Got a lot done yesterday and dealt with some ancient rubbish which had needed dealing with for a long time. Today is fund statement day so that’s the only thing on my list. It involves sending out lots of emails, some of which can be done by the automatic system, but quite a lot have to be sent “by hand” which is very tedious. Oh well! I will just have to make sure I get up and walk about a lot.

This evening am round to ACC’s in Brixton to help him finish off some samples and then tomorrow night G and I are going to Windsor to have a meal out with T. We haven’t been there since the notorious Sauternes lunch about five years ago which practically finished us off. I think Saturday night will be more sedate 🙂

  • ironing
  • kettlebell
  • make delicious packed lunch
  • intentional resting
  • fund statements
  • whatever else there is time for…
  • head down to Brixton

SL’s FTF, Thurs 13th July

Got a lot done yesterday and the accounts are virtually finished now, hurrah! Also got the tedious training session out of the way so today I should be able to focus on my own work. And I received an invitation for dinner at ACC’s tomorrow, which now means I have a busy weekend coming up.

  • intentional resting
  • deal with query for PB
  • deal with invoice
  • fund admin
  • run fund statements
  • last minute cheese shopping
  • clear up carnage
  • continue writing up blog (turning into a bit of an epic)
  • look into making GIFs, this is something that interests me!
  • really must try to get an early night tonight

SL’s FTF, Wed 12th July

Had a very enjoyable day off yesterday and last night was fun too. There were just five of us at the wine tasting, which is the sort of small gathering I enjoy most.

Still haven’t been sleeping very well and feeling a bit zonked out this morning. As well as catching up on whatever from yesterday, I’ve ended up having to provide a training session for our fundraising database to one of the fundraisers and her colleague. Can’t say I’m looking forward to it, as this particular fundraiser is very demanding and usually quite unpleasant. At least her new colleague is nice and might calm her down a bit. I’ll be glad when it’s over!

  • intentional resting
  • STLs
  • catch up on emails
  • I suspect I need to talk to the auditors today
  • email bank about planning permission 
  • work on papers for meeting next week
  • database training
  • fund admin
  • food shopping
  • dinner w/G

SL’s FTF, Tues 11th July

Having a random day off work today, because it’s my birthday! I don’t normally get to take my birthday off as there’s usually a Big Meeting round about now, but this year the Big Meeting is two weeks later than usual (otherwise it would have been today, eek) so am indulging myself.

Shared my sudden obsession with packing it all in and moving to Hebden Bridge with G last night but unwisely mentioned flooding risk (to which I received the response “the clue is in the name”, LOL!) There are an awful lot of catteries in that area though… Maybe I could set up an accountancy firm specialising in cattery accounts 🙂

Anyway, after dinner we went for a nice stroll over to Tottenham Court Road and Charlotte Street and back which got my step count up to almost 15,000 for the day. I was able to show G the second entrance to the massive underground shelter near Goodge St station, which you really don’t notice unless you know it’s there… We’ve both lived here for 15 years and I only recently noticed it, because it’s a concrete thing hidden behind an advertising hoarding. So cool.

Today my plan is mostly to slob about. My brother has given me an itunes voucher and there is music I want to download, and I want to carry on reading and writing and am going to make muffins to take into work tomorrow. Then this evening there’s a wine tasting in Highbury so will see A&A there which will be nice.

SL’s FTF, Mon 10th July

Had a good weekend – went to see 42nd Street with my mother on Saturday. I wasn’t sure what it would be like, but it was amazing, really spectacular, and I enjoyed it a lot.  I spent most of yesterday reading Finding Your Own North Star. Hmmm! It seems to be wall to wall stories of people giving up their soul-destroying day jobs. (I’m never very clear what they then go on to do… we can’t all be life coaches surely?) Carrying out some of the exercises has now made me feel a bit grumpy about my own day job, especially today when I’ve been summoned to an annoying meeting for no apparent reason. Just to be even more annoying, it’s a trek across town at lunchtime and means I’ll miss out on having lunch with Z, my favourite part of the day.  Also just had a text from my most unreliable colleague with yet another family emergency, so she won’t be in today. How lovely it would be not to have to deal with all this shit…

Meanwhile, G spent the weekend in Yorkshire with his Mum and reports that there are nice houses available in the seaside town he visited yesterday. Oh well, he’s coming round this evening so maybe we can discuss that a bit more! But as usual I doubt whether anything will come of it. Maybe I should get him to read Finding Your Own North Star 🙂

Right, onwards!

  • intentional resting
  • STLs
  • what prep do I need to do for annoying meeting?
  • yet more adjustments to accounts
  • annoying meeting
  • fund admin
  • prep for training session on Wed 
  • deal with stuff for new LLP
  • dinner with G, fantasise about alternative life

SL’s FTF, Fri 7th July

Urgh, it’s too hot again in my flat. I’m hoping it will cool down over the weekend! But had a productive day yesterday and today we’re going out for our monthly team lunch which will be nice. Tomorrow my mother is coming down to London and we’re going to see 42nd Street the musical which appears to involve a lot of tap dancing, should be fun.

Then on Sunday I’m wondering about hitting the gym – have got some new gym kit at last and it’s been a long time since I went. We shall see! If not, I shall certainly have to go for a walk. Did kettlebell for the third time this week this morning though, so it’s a move in the right direction.

  • intentional resting
  • STLs
  • talk pensions with Z
  • draft response to HMRC
  • draft my papers for the next big meeting
  • fund admin
  • crack on with payroll document?
  • weekly review
  • food shopping
  • email my brother
  • Twin Peaks

SL’s FTF, Thurs 6th July

Another very busy day yesterday, but I’m making progress and it feels as if the accounts are almost there now. I’ll be glad when they’re done and dusted!

Got woken up in the middle of the night by helicopters again – not sure what that was all about, but could have done without it. Anyway, today should be much quieter and a completely different task – management accounts for one of the little charities we deal with.

  • clear up carnage from last night
  • intentional resting
  • STLs
  • accounts for MHNBF
  • whatever else I have time for on my list – P’s weird invoice situation perhaps?
  • email brother
  • blog
  • finish Gypsy
  • continue reading Fred Vargas