Officially I am still on holiday until Tuesday. Unofficially my clerks ignore the word AWAY in the diary unless the words IN INDIONESIA or (HOSPITAL - EBOLA FEVER) or WITH THE FAERIES appear after it. And so I was that on today's days holiday I went to the Liverpool County court to represent a client who didn't turn up. Oh and while I was there the clerks rang to say that there was a brand new case kicking off ( Baby born on Boxing Day to parents who had been highly abusive to a previous child) and could I possibly just hang on and explain to the parents why this child was going from hospital straight to foster care...?
So, back at home, while I had my suit on, I thought I might as well get in my study and get on with some admin tasks that have to be done when I go back to work anyway, such as clearing out my cluttered in boxes. The way this task is to be done is to read everything back about 20 days and keep only what is really needed for reference and then junk everything before it. If I don't remember it is, there how can I need it?
The way I actually did it was to start at the folder for my personal emails ( well you have to work up to work ones don't you) which of course includes an e-mail for every comment on my blog. And a frightening number of shopping confirmations - I destroyed that evidence without hestitation. But the comments - well it would be rude to not check out each and every blog that they came from wouldn't it?
It has taken me 2 hrs 18 misn to delete 182 messages!
However, in so doing I found this. It takes quite a lot to make me cry with laughter ( I'm more an internal giggle and outward wry smile girl) but this did it.