21 Dec

Working hard on some research for the DfT which is interesting. However I have no staff right now so I’m doing data entry that frankly I am too old for. You need a clerical person or at least a research student for this! Jeez. I am also working on a research proposal for the European Commission on railfreight. I’ve given up trying to predict which of these will succeed and which ones will fail, so much comes down to the final days when the co-ordinator pulls it all together and it either shines or it’s shit. We won’t know until next year but I wish my co-ordinator luck, and writers block on the competition!

I think I am all sorted for Christmas. We have HyunMi and Michael coming Friday for Christmas and then they go to Gran Canaria on Boxing Day to spend New Year with her family. Leesa and Martyn and the kids come round Boxing Day and we’re going to Worcester for New Year. Hopefully Matt and I will play in Rich’s wargame inbetween, and maybe Dom Mooney might arrange something to play with newt. Anyway, must get back to work..