Friday, August 03, 2012

Airplane

If I seem quiet over the next 7 days it is because – with my wife’s gracious consent – I am trying something new.

I am trying something I have never done before. I am experimenting.

It may or may not involve dressing up in a weird costume and hiding in the wardrobe, re-enacting choice scenes from Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Upon reflection, I suspect it won’t.

For the next week I am not going to be here. I am going to be even more virtual than I have been previously. The family and I are taking a week’s holiday away from the ol’ homestead (our eldest is already experiencing X-Box withdrawal symptoms) and heading out of town. For the next 7 days we are house-sitting / cat-sitting for friends down in Nailsworth – a gorgeous part of Gloucestershire that feels like someone has cut out a small segment of Wales and transplanted it into England.

Access to the internet might be scanty. We shall have some, no doubt, but I don’t intend to be slaving away at a computer keyboard composing masterpieces for you all to read whilst I am on my holiday. Instead, using the old noggin to forward plan and utilising the nifty little scheduling tool on Blogger, I will be publishing a couple of posts via autopilot. Please don’t blame me if the plane crashes.

I will try and check in and reply to comments (should there be any – I find it never bodes well to assume), but if you find you are not on the receiving end of the kind of immediately witty reply that you have come to expect and adore then I hope you can understand why. It may take me a day or two to get back to you... but get back to you I shall and I shall endeavour to make it worth the extra wait.

It feels kind of weird to leave this blog to fly alone. To leave it to the mercy of you guys – my passengers.

I do hope I can trust you all not to misbehave while I am absent.

Please leave the aisles as clean as you found them and I want no smuttiness in the toilets (especially at altitude). Any attempts to storm the cockpit and take control will be not be thought well of, I can assure you.

And please, please, whatever you do, do not play around with my flaps.


21 comments:

libby said...

Have a great time.....holidays are just fabulous....as we both know it means you WON'T BE AT WORK!!!

Steve said...

Libby: that is the biggest plus... don't even need good weather to make me smile!

MOTHER OF MANY said...

Sounds wonderful, have a great time and relax and enjoy :)

Steve said...

Ally: aye, aye, captain!

Vicky said...

Have fun and enjoy the break. You should have some good stories to tell upon your return :)

Nana Go-Go said...

Happy Holiday - don't worry about us - we'll still be here when you get back - I'm trying not to dwell on the fact that this is the last day of my holidays and that Monday is looming large!Have a great time, y'all.Sounds like a pretty place you're going to.Roger and out,Capt'n.

Being Me said...

FINALLY you're leaving your blog so I can rifle through your drawers and short-change the sheets.

Have a brilliant time with the family. Well deserved. xx

Keith said...

Have a good one. Re-energize those batteries.

Steve said...

Vicky: and hopefully some of them will be clean.

Nana Go-Go: wilco, flight lieutenant - hope your imminent return to work is painless.

Being Me: the chocolate is in the bottom drawer. But don't spread it around, OK?

Keith: or, ideally, replace them altogether with crystolic fusion.

the fly in the web said...

Enjoy your holiday...we your readers will be experiencing Bloggertropolis under remote control.
Have a great time.

Very Bored in Catalunya said...

Have a lovely holiday, I look forward to reading all about it on your return.

Rol said...

Have a great time. And resist all urges to pop to the local library and ask to use their internet...

Steve said...

The fly in the web: don't go changing the channel!

Very Bored in Catalunya: thank you muchly.

Rol: actually finding a local library still operating will be an achievement!

Being Me said...

Roger, Roger, what's our vector, Victor?

Steve said...

Being Me: Ted Striker? Is that you?!

The Sagittarian said...

Chocks away then! Am sure your trolly dolly is up to it, enjoy your flight and don't forget to keep your tray in the upright position!!

Steve said...

Amanda: my seatbelt is fastened and the skies are looking clear of turbulence...!

Hannah Denski said...

Happy holidays! We'll miss your witty self! Never say never - to 50 shades of grey! ; ) x

Steve said...

Hannah: I'm afraid most definitely it will be never! ;-)

Hannah Denski said...

Haha bet your imagination scares you! ; )

Steve said...

Hannah: only when I sleep...