Best day this week
Friday was good.  The weather was good, I got quite a lot of chores done that I had been saving up to the weekend, we walked round to our newly reopened local for lunch, got all the garden furniture out and washed it down in the afternoon, and finally had a nice dinner and some entertaining TV in the evening. 

Favourite meal of the week
It’s a toss-up between some rather nice salmon and pesto sauce that we had on Friday, and breakfast this morning at Brown’s.  I had some delicious fresh fruit with Greek yogurt, followed by toast, all in a very pleasant atmosphere and excellent company.

Favourite Mensa activity this week
Sunday breakfast at Brown’s was excellent.  We should have been at Carluccio’s, but discovered earlier in the week that it was closed on Easter Day.  Brown’s fitted the bill, and indeed proved to be an excellent substitute.  I am sure we will be there again.

Favourite moment of the week
Hearing that my meeting in Ipswich on Thursday afternoon had been cancelled.  That and receiving a cheque safely from the US for the sale of some shares.

Progress on last week’s objectives
Prepare for latest coaching candidate - Done
Start on Intermezzo, my SIG newsletter - Done
Check out best ISA options for this year - Done

Key objectives for the coming week
-    Investigate Dropbox
-    Reschedule burglar alarm service
-    Pay balance owing for forthcoming holiday
-    Finalise SIG newsletter and send for printing & distribution

Most frustrating work meeting of the week
A conference call on Monday morning that turned into a gripe session about our system, followed by a suggestion that the funding for my post, which they originally deemed to be essential, be reallocated to a completely different kind of role.  Funding that is coming from our team, not theirs.  Still, if a replacement is recruited so I can concentrate on my other patch, I don’t much care who does what with the funding.

Sobering moment of the week
I don’t know if it’s sad or sobering or both, but hearing that my sister-in-law, who is currently battling cancer for the second time (having recovered from lymphoma in the early 80s), with the additional complication of heart problems, has fallen and fractured both shoulders.  As if she didn’t have enough to cope with. Life is so unfair sometimes

What have I learned this week
I’ve learned quite a lot about brinkmanship and refusal to be intimidated by bullying and hectoring.  It’s not happening to me personally, but it’s instructive to watch it unfolding and see resistance in action.

I also had a timely reminder about IT naivety when, having earlier in the week bemoaned the well-meaning innocence of those people who forward internet hoax warnings, I stupidly followed a dodgy link on Facebook and ended up spamming my whole address book.  I spent the rest of the evening trying to undo postings and apologising profusely to large numbers of people.  Serves me right.