Best day this week
Friday, I think.  A meeting was unexpectedly cancelled, and instead I had the whole day at home.  Chris was late home, so I made a fish pie and watched some junk TV for an hour in the evening.  Very enjoyable.

Best work activity of the week
Two meetings in east London on Thursday, which dovetailed well together, and both went well.  Two more trusts signed up to my focused programme, which is good news.

Favourite meal of the week

A toss-up between a Japanese lunch on Saturday, a Greek mezze on Saturday evening, and Sunday lunch.  Unfortunately the Japanese lunch was a little larger than we envisaged, and though we left dinner until quite late we couldn't finish the mezze.  My Japanese tempura prawns were delicious, and the mezze was excellent too.  Sunday lunch was a fish platter followed by creme brulee, both of which were delicious.

Favourite Mensa activity this week

Enjoyable first Thursday meeting at Jury's Inn, with several regulars including one who brought his family.  His young son kept us entertained, and it was a pleasant evening of easy chat with friends.

Favourite moment of the week
When a trust that was hoping to arrange for me to visit them on Friday afternoon to try and do some problem solving cancelled me at the last minute because they couldn't replicate the problems for me to try and solve.  So a trip to London on Friday afternoon was avoided and instead I had a productive day at home, finishing on time and enjoying a leisurely evening instead of a rush-hour commute home on a busy train.

Least favourite moment of the week
The moment the warning light came on the dashboard on our way to Southampton on Saturday.  I hate it when anything goes wrong with the car, and these days in particular it means I start agonising again about whether it's time to change the car.  It's done 117,000 miles, more than any car I've ever owned, it's well overdue for a service, and it's probably worth less than it will cost for it to be serviced.  Particularly if the engine fault is something that actually needs fixing rather than one of Citroen's periodic false alarms.

Oh, and the moment Chris told me our heritage rail trip to Glasgow on Saturday had been postponed.  Evidently the dining car failed some sort of check - they are hoping to reschedule the trip soon, but in the meantime our plans for Saturday were scuttled.  Fortunately we rescued the situation by booking a last-minute weekend away in Southampton, which proved very enjoyable.

Favourite TV programme of the week
The Hour again.  I've seen a number of reviews criticising the accents and several anachronisms, all of which were valid observations I think, but I'm still enjoying it.  It has a nostalgic atmosphere, suspense, sexual tension, and it's interesting to learn about an industry (TV news programme-making) about which I know little (though the purists have criticised that aspect too).  Oh, and it has Julian Rhind-Tutt too, always an attraction even when he's playing a creep.

Sight of the week
A strange one this, but mountains and mountains of scrap metal at Southampton docks.  We did an unusual open-top bus tour, not the normal City Sightseeing type, but one without a commentary but which included in its itinerary a drive round several of the dock areas.  It was more interesting than it sounds, although a commentrary would have been more illuminating.  Near the graving dock were all these huge mountains of scrap metal - I'm not sure whether they were incoming, outgoing, or whether they were basically scrapped ships, but they were quite eyecatching.

What have I learned this week
I'm still constantly surprised that when I set high expectations at work and refuse to compromise, people deliver.  I've discovered this before during our system implementation, and I'm discovering it again with the eLearning that we're rolling out now.  I have struggled with trusts acknowledging that it's a proper project and has to be adequately resourced, so I have promised more of my time and attention to those who complete and commit to an engagement form that covers all the things they need to do to set up their project.  I'm delighted to realise that it has prompted a change of attitude in several of them, who are now taking things much more seriously now they know I will only engage properly with them if they do their bit too.  My normal approach is to try and be flexible, but it doesn't always work.