A day in London doing the Southern Universities Administrative Development Programme (SUADP) course, which isn't as bad as it sounds. We've got a good and talkative group. This month's topic was Planning, which was fine but didn't set my world on fire. I think I'm better off with the more "soft skilled" topics, such as Managing People, and Leadership & Teamwork, both of which number amongst the delights to come. Had a moment of panic at the fact that Lord H kindly drove me to the station in the morning, but the road was blocked and we had to go to the next station down the line instead. How I hate it when the routine - my only link to normality, I'm sure! - is shot to pieces ...
Good to be home though. My favourite place. I really don't like going to London for anything these days. Perhaps my outlook is becoming more parochial, but it's just the way it is. I should be going to Guildford Writers - http://www.guildfordwriters.net - but I've decided there's no way I can go out again at all on a day I've had to do battle with the great metropolis. So that's the way it will have to be until the course ends in June, or unless the GWs' programme ends up not coinciding with SUADP days post-Easter.
This evening will be full of catching up with the Friday night American comedy programme fest on the video. Time to chill out indeed.