It has been a very grey January Sunday so after our lovely 50min early morning swim I decided to settle down in the office and get on with projects. I feel very very pleased that I was able to sort a computer app issue. We have a lovely guy who helps us but is also super busy – he wasn’t able to come for a few days and I was really fed up with the problem (Outlook wouldn’t load at all) so I sat down and researched the issue on Google. There were several solutions and at first I wasn’t sure which one to try – I ended up trying the one that sounded most plausible. It took hours to do but after three hours I got my Outlook to load and all my emails came back – I was so pleased! Then, of course, I had to sort the emails – there were 250 to go through and I have managed to reply or file 175 of them today!
I had a nice break from all of that when Trustee Susie B visited – she is busy with a new job but also has recruited 21 trekkers to do a climb up Ben Nevis in May. We talked about her plans and her fundraising ideas and she tried out the Egg chair we have for the family room at Ripple Retreat. Her verdict? Very comfy and great for reading a book. Which is exactly the plan for it!
So, it has been a day of paperwork – well, virtual paperwork! Surveys, To Do Lists, emails, fundraising plans, e-vites (starting the plans for the Official Opening event), a newsletter to our corporate supporters, starting the plans for a Family Day at the Retreat.
And here I am writing this blog. About to stop though and sit for a couple of hours reading my book. (Maggie O’Farrell – This must be the Place – in case you are interested!)
I promised myself I would try to read and relax more this year even though we are super busy – so we have given up some TV watching and taken up book reading (well OH has continued with newspaper reading). And I am enjoying it!
Thanks for reading – it’s so nice to hear from some of you and to know that someone is reading my blog!!