I can’t believe it’s so close to the weekend again… this week’s just flown by. And before you know it, it’ll be Christmas… I mean for fuck sake, it only seems like yesterday we were on our summer holiday and I was sitting by the pool with the kids, and getting falling-over drunk at the bar every night with the Scottish sisters at the hotel (who ended up shaving my head… long story).
I’ve actually been really busy, and spent the afternoon with “the potential £500m client” yesterday, which was quite productive. They’re pretty high profile so it’s a bit dangerous to say who they are (Google being Google) but working with them would be fantastic. Not that I will of course, as I’ll be long gone. So, today I’m going to have a look around the office building where I want to base myself from January. It’s quite nice, as you can see from the pictures, and Camilla, the manageress, is going to give me a guided tour. She sounded really cute on the phone, so I must resist the urge to flirt and try to portray a totally professional image. Once I’m in there I can flirt to my heart’s content, of course, although I honestly intend trying to behave myself.
Update: The offices are fantastic - for less that £100 per month I get full reception, call handling and mail forwarding services, plus access to all the meeting rooms, restaurant, gym (they call this the "virtual office")... and I can take actual office space there whenever I want to. This is great, because I can get all my stationery, brochures and business cards printed up now. How cool is that?
Oh, and Camilla is really cute!
I suddenly realised as I was writing this post that I also have to write a business plan between now and Monday night, as I’m seeing my bank manager on Tuesday morning and I have a feeling I’m going to need him. Mind you, I spoke to another friend today (he runs his own consulting business too) and it looks like he’ll want me to help deliver some training modules that he’s got scheduled throughout the year. That’s three promises of work now, and I’m hoping they’ll all come good by the time I start out. My new web site's nearly finished and everything seems to be coming along nicely. I think I’m beginning to enjoy myself. I must be stark raving mad.
Anyway, I was playing online last night, and came across this… the most totally amazing stat counter of all time. It's not cheap, but my god, is it cool or what? Those stats will be the death of me, honestly.
PS There. An entire post without talking about sex, or raisins. I knew I could do it. And that's it, because I'm completely knackered tonight/this morning and I'm going to put my feet up and watch some TV before bed!