Sitting here with the laptop on the sofa getting prepared to head off for an uncharacteristic early night.
I’m distinctly tired. Done a lot this week but sadly nothing really to do with the blog. Work’s been hard, meetings have been hard and to top it we’ve had the combination of visitors staying for the weekend with the start of the Formula 1 season.
So a brief synopsis is in order.
I’m knackered and need rest.
Still no answers to the 33 other questions that I asked Phorm that I was promised they would answer a week ago and have received further assurances of answers to. I would particularly like this as much of what is important regarding this issue is dependent upon those answers.
I’ve got through the weekend on somewhere around 6 hours sleep having been up all night for the qualifying and race for the Australian Grand Prix while trying to fit in work around it. Suffice to say, very happy with the results so far this season. Lewis Hamilton and McLaren lead the points tables and I’m very much looking forward to next week’s race.
I do have one gripe though. I’m not a big fan of Bernie Ecclestone and this whole concept of ‘night races’ in the Pacific area to fit in with midday European viewers is not my cup of tea either. Personally I like getting up in the middle of the night to watch the race (or simply not sleeping at all) it’s part and parcel of being a dedicated F1 fan.
Apart from that, if F1 fans from the Asia Pacific Region have to get up in the middle of the night to watch the vast bulk of races that are held in Europe then why should they have to do the same for races in their neck of the woods. It is after all a global sport.
That said, they did change the time of the Australian race this year meaning that rather than the convenient stay up late to catch the race at 1am GMT I had to wait till 4am which wasn’t good.
Went to the theatre today. To be more specific the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton to see the Solid Silver 60′s Show. It’s nice to occasionally remind oneself that there is a world outside of family commitments, politics and techie related stuff. Highlights were of course Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Titch who were a class act as usual but also Gerry and the Pacemakers. Not sure how well it would go down with fellow Wulfrunians to be caught singing ‘Walk on’(with hope in you heart) but there you go.