Yes, I know, it is over a year since I last wrote a post....... quite often I have thought of starting to blog again, but never quite made it, and I don't know how long I will keep this up, or whether there will be another silence.
So, what have I been up to? I think when I last wrote, I had just escaped from the House of Horrors, where we were expected to work day and night, and I was going on holiday to Cyprus. Which I did, and I had a great time.
But, quite honestly, the rest of last year and some of this year so far have been an absolute horror story, mostly because of the strange happenings at work, which everyone blames on the economic downturn. I suppose this can cause weird behaviour, but really I have to wonder.
I haven't been on any exciting projects, although I have paid brief visits to a few new locations - Dublin, Cork, Liege, St Petersburg and Riga. St Petersburg was only for a week, and it was in January, so not conducive to sightseeing, although I did take taxis twice a day past many of the main sights - St Isaac's Cathedral, the Bronze Horseman, the Hermitage. I'd like to go back in the summer, so I could see things, but not by air, as the airport is a complete nightmare.
Riga was interesting also. So far I have only spent two days there, but I hope to go again. People were telling me, oh, it's just like Tallinn, and, yes, there are some things that remind me of Tallinn, some old wooden houses, some of the names of shops, some Soviet apartment blocks, things like that. But I think there are many differences as well, and hopefully I will learn more about Riga.
Right now I am working at home, just writing documents while one of my colleagues is on vacation - he is on a tour of India, while I am sitting here designing algorithms! This lasts for another week or so, then I am having a few days off, before we see what happens in May.
As for stitching and knitting, yes, some progress - I'll tell more, next time, I hope