The difficult second weeknote
- I went on a “big” walk on Saturday. It was glorious and also too far and I went a bit funny and needed the rest of the day to recover. The views from “the top” (of the Long Mynd) are always breathtaking but I find pretty impossible to photograph well so here’s one from the valley instead.
- On Sunday I saw my mum ahead of her birthday this week. I made us this sea trout and buckwheat salad for lunch, and this strawberry cake both of which were pretty great, would recommend.
- I had an incredibly short overnight trip to London. It was very last minute and my time was super limited for a number of reasons, but it felt sad to come all that way and not see friends — I will organise myself better next time. I did get to see my 3 year old nephew who was very much enjoying the phrase “cheeky rascal”.
- I saw Louis Theroux on the train and he looked more like himself than I thought possible.
- In the office I got to meet a few members of my team who I hadn’t met before which was really nice, and then spent the afternoon in Regent’s park watching Product & Technology colleagues play rounders, and meeting lots of people who’s faces I’ve stared at on a screen for the past 2 and a bit years. It was nice, if a little overwhelming — I felt pretty unwell just from the exertion of getting down to London the day before and felt a bit spacy the whole day, but I’m glad to have met some people in person. I will be spending most of today horizontal, recovering.
- I can’t sign off without mentioning that it was Chelsea’s last day with the FT Data yesterday. Chelsea is one of the kindest and cleverest colleagues I have ever had the pleasure of working with — she made me feel so welcome when I joined the team and I will miss her enormously.