Thursday, 6 October 2011
Apologies for the lack of posting recently. This four-on-four-off shift pattern is playing hell with my life-outside-work. On a work day, I am at work for 12 hours. OK, 12½ if you count the shift handover (and paid, of course, 11½ hours to take account of the meal breaks that I never seem to get). Then add 30 minutes' travel time each way, an hour for a meal and 8 hours for sleeping, and there isn't much time left for other activity - messing with the bike, blogging, and so on. I'm still reading a lot of other people's blogs, but by the time I get the chance to put something down of my own, the moment has passed, everything worthwhile has been said elsewhere, and there's no point. And of course the motorcycling part of my life has been a boring old commute with little to raise any interest - although I sometimes think that, without a bit of biking in my day, I would go crackers. Add to that the network settings at work, which mean that I cannot log in properly to Blogger (I can write new posts but not edit them and, curiously, cannot comment on my own blog), and writing a post from work is ... well ... work, rather than play.
This is why my posts over the last few months have come in bursts: I get a few days off, and I get a kind of blogging diarrhoea. Sorry bout that.
In addition, Nowhere Towers has been utter chaos for the last three weeks, of which more in another post. So the free time and the calm to read, reflect, and write has not been forthcoming. The chaos is likely to last another week at least.
Stay with me.