Lovely Bath

Another away job for me this week. I got to go to Bath this time. It’s a beautiful city and I got to see a lot of it on my two runs.  Graham is intent on winning the £50 so I had to take my running shoes and go running up (and down) Bath’s hills. Annoyingly, I had forgotten my iPod in the rush to leave on Monday morning, only for the train to be cancelled anyway. I have already applied for compensation.

Liverpool Football Club

This season is the closest that Liverpool have come to winning the league that I can remember. It has been a great season – plenty of goals and insane comebacks. But the hope of a league title died in a pub in Bath on Tuesday night. A great game, eight goals, but a 4-4 draw wasn’t the result that we needed.I had dared to hope in the past month, but I was disappointed again. There’s still a mathematical possibility, but I don’t want to hope again.

I’ll have to go back my dream of audit tests that pass and numbers that add.

100 Mile Challenge

Easter was the first real break that I had since the new year. It’s annoying that there is a four month gap without any public holidays. I spent a restful time at home and drove over 100 miles to see family and friends in the area.

The sequel to "Sleep Challenge" was born over the weekend: Sleep Challenge II: The Hundred Mile Challenge. My friend, Graham, and I have started jogging training. The first person to jog 100 miles wins £50. As ever, refer to the link for our progress.

Man-pride and money is at stake, so I expect this challenge to be hard fought. It’ll be useful training for the half-marathon and the day when expense cutbacks mean that we will have to run to the clients instead of using the train.

G20

It was an uneventful week, and that’s despite the G20 protests in London. It was built up as a day of anarchy but ended up as hype about nothing. I was concerned but, fortunately, I wasn’t working in London on that day.

I’m focusing too much on the violence rather than the message behind the protests. I saw a map of potential targets that was intended for the protesters but got emailed to me. It was strange to see my firm highlighted on the map, not because it was unexpected but because I realised that I was on the other side. The G20 protesters were marching against capitalism, which includes me as well.

I’m unrepentant about being a "capitalist". I do believe that there is no better system. I also believe it is the fault of greedy individuals, rather than the system, who should be held accountable.  Unfortunately, greed is a natural human law, which is why we need law and regulations. In that respect, I do sympathise with the protesters.