A head full of thoughts

Considering it’s a four day week it’s proving both busy and a lot less busy than the week before Easter.

Don’t mind busy – as long as it’s constructively busy and I’m not turning procrastination into an art form – but a bit left over for R&R and thinking room never goes amiss…

The weekend break was welcome, although I must say I FINALLY relaxed mid-way through Monday evening which was not how I’d have chosen it but hey there we are and at least it was before Tuesday morning which would have been just toooooooo sad.

The millennial spent the Easter break in Munich and has just moved on to Vilnius (Lithuania if you weren’t sure. Baltic state if your not sure where Lithuania is. Can’t help if Baltic State doesn’t ring any bells.) which is obviously what you do if you’re a student and it’s your final year and finals are coming up soon – but what do I know and since at least the accommodation was provided in exchange for blog and Instagram posts it’s a potentially lucrative business model, assuming you get sufficient of an audience to get decent 4* and 5* collaborations and not student digs for your efforts.

If you don’t believe me, go look! And here… and doubtless many other social media channels I know nothing about – and, for my generation, I do know quite a few.

Actually I am most impressed. She has organically top three rankings on Google for both the flyaway girl and theflyawaygirl which should be the top two search terms people are likely to look for. Interestingly Google our surname – which is slightly rare (how rare? just one in the whole of the UK’s telephone directories rare) – and it’s me (43%) against her (8%) and her mother (4%) which is not my recollection from last time I looked before she went to University.

So the brand is the thing – which is as it should be.

And as I said last week I’m getting a trip to Istanbul out of it.

Contrast her mother who is nearly COMPLETELY invisible by name on Google. 164 results? You ought to get more just from your social media presence!

Weather-wise it’s a bright and sunny day which is a real novelty this last few weeks. Bit chilly this morning but I’ll take that over the unremitting doom and gloom of the last week or two. With the “iffy” back and shoulders I seem to be my very own barometer which has proved a little challenging this winter with cold and snow interspersed with rain and damp.

I do feel for parents having to keep young ones occupied this Easter vacation. Pretty certain it can’t be much fun. One of my clients’ administrator described her children as stir crazy the other day and I feel sure she was looking forward to getting back to work!

Right. That’s my osteopath challenged. I’d like to think I make her day. I don’t want to know what she thinks…

The iffy back went twang on me yesterday – bizarre sensation I can only describe as like an elastic band snapping, I said something very rude and leapt (another word the spelling checker didn’t have – presume Americans use “leaped”?) around the room – I’ve been upping the painkiller dose these last couple of weeks because of the cold and damp and excessive work load. Very achy but the work levels needed achieving so I assume this must have had something to do with it. Dropped the levels yesterday after the event and again today – probably to too low a dose in retrospect as a different twang earlier this afternoon, this one akin to getting cramp throughout my back – whole thing feels like it’s twisting round corners.

Sigh.

Ho hum. I WAS going to talk about work but too much of it this week is “stuff” I wouldn’t want blogged about – even anonymously – if it was my business.

So let’s just look forward to the weekend after next and our long weekend in Madrid. It’s things like that that make the rest of it worthwhile.

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I've been a Chartered Accountant since 1981 and I set up Avenue Business Services (ABS) in 2002. Alongside that business I am also ‘The Outsourced Finance Director’, assisting with strategic planning and wealth management to give business owners peace of mind and greater financial security.

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