If it's any consolation I work in edumurcation and I'm working for the next two weeks. It's just shirkers like Spence and Pippi that let the side down whilst the likes of Podds and I who have to keep the whole thing afloat.
Sympathy for your Easter Monday working JFF - I'm technically off for that one but I do have to work the Bank Holiday Monday in May.....for the 2nd year running due to an exam Means for the 2nd year running I have to stand up the lovely Yums as this used to be our annual hot date
I have been doing computer based tests again...........and a computer crashed again..............and the recovery system given by the exam board didn't work again...........
Last time it was 6 weeks before the candidate could resit.........this time I'm pressing for Monday!
Sluggie - quite right to keep doing your thing for the time being........no point in not doing so until the time comes.........
Lovely area Many many decades ago I was at Edinburgh Uni and in the summer we used to trek the Dick Vet ponies down to Hawick (iirc) where the vet students ran week long trekking holidays staying at the youth hostel
** I'm not a vet but did use to ride out a lot at weekends so was one of the honoured ones invited to do the 2 day trek down and back at either end of the season...
Re Austria - not only am I appalling at going up hill but I don't have many around here so hill specific training has to be a bit make do and mend