Some week I’ve had. On Wednesday I embarked on the first stage of our ‘clean up our data in preparation for GDPR’ campaign and managed to mess up the mail merge (first lesson, never use mail merge. There’s a reason no-one uses it any more), sending a whole load of emails addressed to the wrong people. Not a good look. I realised about three seconds after hitting send, giving me just enough time to go into full on ‘what I have just done?’ mode and start panicking before anyone noticed. Sometimes I surprise even myself with my general incompetence.
Thank god it’s Friday…
A rare afternoon outing for Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You for no reason other than I’m late writing it and I’ve been out for lunch which added a further delay. I’ll be honest, it’s a miracle that you’re reading it as this falls very much into my ‘winding down for the weekend time’. Friday afternoon is usually devoted to texting my wife telling her that I might be going for a pint after work but it will definitely only be one. It has never only been one, but it’s a charade we like to go through.
No edition next week as I’m moving house – goodbye to the bars and clubs of trendy Peckham, hello to the highchair filled restaurants of family friendly Honor Oak. Next stop the retirement home!
Enjoy the news…
I’m have decided to put my plans to relocate to Siberia on hold for now. I’m just not sure that I am cut out for that level of cold. The establishment of SSE Novosibirsk will have to come a few years later than planned.
Hasn’t it been exciting in the snow though? (Unless you’ve been trapped in a car overnight, in which case commiserations…) I’ve spent about 90% of my working week wondering who coined the moniker ‘The Beast From The East’. Google research sheds no light on it. Twitter can’t help me. Just think how incredibly frustrating it would be to have come up with it, hear it being used everywhere and not being able to claim the credit for it. No-one would believe you. You’d tell people in the pub ‘I named it that’ and they’d probably just laugh at you.
On with the news – a lot of it is London based this week. If you’ve got something from outside of the capital for next week please send it my way and I’ll include!