I was made happy yesterday by:
a giggly toddler on the tube going in who I got to make funny faces at;
Departmental drinks, with lots of interesting people there including a few who are currently working elsewhere or on career breaks, and some nice beer;
The latest installment of our 2008 Christmas project, which is to watch the Star Wars films (the proper ones, you understand) with our children. Last night; the second half of The Empire Strikes Back. Jonathan was appalled by the cliffhanger ending; wanting to go straight into Return of the Jedi. We explained we were going to make him wait a day or two, and that this was Perfectly Reasonable because *we* had to wait for *years*.
I have been made happy today, so far, by:
It is my last day of work until 5 January! And, as you can see, it is none too busy either. The office is overflowing with high carb treats. Also satsumas.
I will have a D/G melodeon workshop with John Kirkpatrick at next year's Melodeons and More. Sadly, I was too late to get into the Tony Hall one, but never mind; he's playing at the folk club this weekend.
We managed to get tickets at the very last minute for this year's Whitehall carol service today, and it was stupendous. Glorious singing, splendid address from the Archbishop of York, readings from luminaries including Jack Straw and Sir Gus O'Donnell, and one of the great military brass bands (sadly I have no idea which as we were sat right at the back far beyond the point to which the programmes stretched).