Do I get a rest yet?

As many of you will know, I’ve been quite busy over the last few months. Christmas is always busy for me, as with the sheer amount of singing which goes on around then the first day I usually get to rest in December is Christmas Day. I spent the whole of Christmas with a bad cold and so it wasn’t quite as relaxing as I had hoped or needed. January wasn’t that much quieter either – Ex Cathedra’s 40-part concert on Sunday was very hard work and quite stressful, but performing is rewarding and enjoyable and the evening was rounded off with a lovely dinner at Filini at the Radisson Hotel. I have also started a new job and this is presenting a few challenges, something I have been missing from my work, as well as having to sort out a few niggles from my old job. The problem is, finding time to do all of this is stressing me out; it is as if I have so much to do that I don’t actually know where to start.

So February presents an opportunity to me which I must try and take advantage of. I’ve got a bit more time to myself and to crack on with a few of my mini-projects. I have a little less singing to do: although I was at the Oratory last night and enjoyed another rendition of Lennox Berkeley’s Missa Brevis, and am back again on Ash Wednesday, I have most of my weekends to unwind in the way I want to and to tick off a few things on the list. Hopefully this will mean I can build the next stage of my home cockpit, decommission my old PVR (something I think my parents will be getting), and get back out onto the paths of Worcestershire to do a bit more walking and geocaching.

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