My work diary

Health bulletin! 

Updated 11.ix.19

My insatiable hunger for new experiences led me to a particularly nasty episode with a renal calculus which has knocked out pretty much all work between 19.viii.19 and 10.ix.19. I hope the physical side of that is now completely fixed and I’m drinking gallons of fluid a day, OK, 2-3 litres, as that seems to be the main way to prevent it ever happening again. (You don’t want it!) It has come on top of a very mixed year so, to my fury, my work backlog is now three weeks worse. I will try to fix that but I have a work trip to Krakow 18-23.ix.19, including the EU/UK SPR meeting, then a flying visit back to the UK 23-29.ix.19, then work in Thessaloniki, 29.ix.19-7.x.19, then a work trip to Barcelona 8-10.x.19 so I can’t see me improving my work hours and backlog much before the end of October.

Diary itself
(after you’ve ploughed through all that!

I think the diary I have been using wasn’t good for booking my work meetings so I’m trying out this system. I hope it will encourage people just to choose the best slot for them and save us both any to and fro of polite Emails. Pick either a 30 minute slot or a 60 minute slot (ignore the whole day option: that’s just there so I can book myself out for a day easily). I hope that most of the time I will just confirm that that’s fine, occasionally something may have happened and I’ll have to cancel. You should get an Email confirming or cancelling. Let’s see how it goes for a few months.

I’ll keep my old diary but use it mostly to compement my blog: it’s staying at

BEWARE: my diaries are on French time, generally an hour ahead of UK time.