Wednesday, April 4, 2007
A few unrelated things . . .
It's Wednesday night of a short week! Happy days as they say here in Belfast - only one more day of work and then it's Easter weekend! Lots of colleagues will be off all of the week following the holiday weekend (I have to admit that an abundance of annual leave is one of the very good things about working in the UK.) Even so, I have resisted temptation this time around and have managed to avoid taking any extra days off since I've some travelling fun and games planned in May and June including trips to Devon, London and Paris! These wee trips are unusual for us and it's very nice to have so much to look forward to.
I have been meaning to highlight my friend Catherine's blog for several days now. By way of background, Cath is mother of Andi of McWicz fame. She's especially interested in over fifty bloggers joining her audience, so if you're a silver surfer (is that funny term still used?) be sure to check out The Clothesline where Cath's recently posted some cool mountain photos from her ski vacation.
What else is new? Oh yes, I am enjoying taking part of a group at my work that organises workplace activities that promote healthy living. For example, this week a nurse has been in giving people cardiac risk factor assessments (I'm getting my cholesterol and blood pressure taken tomorrow.) We've also recently started the second round of a 12 week Get Active health challenge which encourages participants to do 30 minutes of exercise, eat five portions of fruit and veg and drink two litres of water a day. I think it's great to inject a focus on health and a bit of fun and energy into our desk jobs! I know the challenge has motivated me already because I swam 2km at the gym tonight after work (pat self on the back here.)