Thursday, 17 July 2008

It's a funny old world - Part two

I have probably never done as much work in a week as I have this week. I was at my PC from early Tuesday morning until 4.30 on Wednesday morning attending to some personal business, and today I've been similarly occupied ploughing through e-mails and outstanding casework at a rate of knots.

The odd thing about it is I'm not at home, or at my office, or at the Civic Centre, but in Rookley Country Park on the Isle of Wight on a Sun holiday!

Each year The Sun newspaper sells thousands of holidays at various UK and European resorts for just £9.50 per head. For the holiday sites, it's a good way of filling up unutilised space outside peak season. The down side is that one doesn't always get the date one wants, and on this occasion when we were told we had been given July 14th it was a no-no as the kids are still at school and don't break up until next week.

So rather than waste the booking I figured here was a very good opportunity to get some work done, away from the distractions of home and life in Isleworth in general. And here I am!

Tuesday in particular tested the willpower somewhat, with glorious sunshine all around as I sat in my caravan glued to my laptop and living on a diet of white bread and tomato soup. But I've no regrets, the work had to be done.

It really is a funny old world when you go on holiday to get the work done which you're too busy to do whilst you're at work. But as Del Boy used to say on the telly, you know it makes sense.


Anonymous said...

Good gracious, you have more holidays than Paris Hilton !
Not Shanklin this time ?

Councillor Phil Andrews said...

No, but Rookley Park is only just along the road from Shanklin.

I doubt whether Paris Hilton takes too many £9.50 Sun holidays and sits in her caravan doing casework.

Anonymous said...

Very droll councillor - it's such a small place, ANYWHERE on the island is just along the road from Shanklin.Speaking of which, have they still got those truly terrifying, smiley-faced fibreglass dinosaurs at Blackgang Chine ?

Councillor Phil Andrews said...

I haven't been to Blackgang for about a year, but they were there then.