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Many of us are begrudgingly firing up the laptop this morning after a long Bank Holiday weekend. While it might take some of us until midday to snap out of the relaxing long weekend, there will be some whose idea of avoiding the bank holiday traffic was to spend the day checking emails or getting a head start on the week.

So, did you spend your bank holiday enjoying the well-earned time off and resting your batteries, or was it business as usual on Monday?

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By SXGuy
28th May 2019 08:46

I've been in Lanzarote since the 23rd so guess you could say no haha.

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28th May 2019 09:22

I am still at Centre Parcs. I have done a little bit of email support, and have been writing some code for my cashbook. I don't worry about work hours that much although I avoid doing phone calls unless I am in my office (mainly because I have a headset which enables typing and talking at the same time).

It is a bit odd being woken up by a couple of swans with 5 cygnets demanding food, but such is life.

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to johnhemming
28th May 2019 11:08

That sort of thing happens every day here.

The garden's riddled with pheasants.

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to lionofludesch
28th May 2019 14:49

We've got a peacock by us, makes a right noise when it gets going (which apparently is any time of the day or night as it sees fit).

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to 2003bluecat
28th May 2019 14:52

Yeah - peacocks are noisy.

Is it called Jamie ?

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to lionofludesch
28th May 2019 14:59

I've called it a few things so far but none of those are Jamie (or repeatable on here).

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to johnhemming
28th May 2019 17:10

johnhemming wrote:

It is a bit odd being woken up by a couple of swans with 5 cygnets demanding food, but such is life.

That's where my profile pic is from, a visiting CentreParcs duck who was banging on our doors.

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to Constantly Confused
28th May 2019 18:41

It started with the squirrels and then the ducks and today we had squirrels, a duck and the swans. The swans were a bit harsh on the squirrels and if they caught them they were at the risk of being thrown around a bit (which at least one was). The swans did not mind the duck, however.

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28th May 2019 09:45

Not for this guy. Did not look at emails at all over the weekend.

I was up Northumberland all weekend, took daughter for a surf lesson Saturday morning, lazy day Sunday went fishing on the Monday.

Never thought about work once.

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By mrme89
to Glennzy
28th May 2019 12:59

I'm surprised you were sober enough to type the comment after news of Mike Ashley selling up.

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to mrme89
28th May 2019 13:18

Heard it all before, will get excited when the deal is done.

Although Lionel Messi was seen in a chip shop in Gateshead yesterday.

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28th May 2019 10:03

Wife got me clearing out the grage so I am not sure whether working would have been an easier option.

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By May bee
28th May 2019 10:05

Did an hour before 8am just to keep things moving (my children love to wake up at 5am) but other than that nothing.

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28th May 2019 10:13

Off - watched my beloved AVFC get promoted :)

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By DJKL
to JCresswellTax
28th May 2019 10:30

You've got McGinn, Super John McGinn, I just don't think you understand, a total steal from Hibs, my family are bereft, You've got Super John McGinn.

(Now my daughter's photo friend as he was alongside her and her boyfriend at the Sunderland Check a Trade final at Wembley a number of weeks back)

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to JCresswellTax
28th May 2019 10:35

Congratulations! My team, QPR, did the same thing to Derby 5 years ago. It was a great day and a wonderful feeling but, sadly, we didn't stay up very long. Enjoy your success!

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to JCresswellTax
28th May 2019 10:46

Watched my beloved DCFC not get promoted :(

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By DJKL
28th May 2019 10:24

A Monday in my Life

Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way next door and drank a cup
And looking up I ignored the clock
Found my remote and watched the box
All elections, made me flat
Made my way upstairs and had a smoke
And nobody spoke and I went into a dream

I read Accounting Web, oh boy
Four thousand posts about an optimum salary
And though the salary is rather small
We still have to report it all
Now they get the year towards their pension total
I'd love to have, more, holidays

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28th May 2019 10:26

I am embarrassed to say I spent 40 minutes looking at emails, but didn't send them until this morning.

Albeit I did skip off work at noon on Friday, so ying yang.

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By ClaireB
28th May 2019 10:34

I fitted in an hour's worth of sole trader accounts and filed 3 tax returns. Then off to Harry Potter Studio tour to marvel at more wizardry.

Working for myself is all about the flexibility; watching a child's sports match midweek is worth the sacrifice of an hour on Bank Holiday Monday.

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28th May 2019 10:57

Of course, I did a full day yesterday. Probably got as much done as I would in two normal work days.

That's the flexibility that working for yourself brings. I'll put my feet up on another day that you are busting a gut.

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to andy.partridge
28th May 2019 12:24

totally agree with Andy. The weather is usually rubbish on bank holiday so I take a day out ( with Mrs Innkeeper) when the weather is better. Get buckets done with no phone calls

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28th May 2019 11:01

No work here! I did some gardening, painted the shed and enjoyed a lovely lunch with the family. Bliss!

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28th May 2019 11:06

I don't get bank holidays any more. They form no purpose in modern life.

It was windy and rainy so an ideal day to work.

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28th May 2019 11:50

I spent a goodly chunk contending with British Rail, having been to Newport to spend the weekend with my better half and having to get back to Cheshire.

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to SteLacca
28th May 2019 11:55

Did you discuss further the prospect of moving to Newport (not with the rail authorities, obvs - none of their business)?

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to andy.partridge
29th May 2019 09:39

We are still discussing it. I'm trapped in a lease until November, so it won't be until then.

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to SteLacca
28th May 2019 12:35

SteLacca wrote:

I spent a goodly chunk contending with British Rail, having been to Newport to spend the weekend with my better half and having to get back to Cheshire.

Newport, Yorkshire ?

I was there on Sunday.

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to lionofludesch
29th May 2019 09:40

Newport S.Wales. Why would a Welsh woman be living in Yorkshire?

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to SteLacca
29th May 2019 09:43

Because it's a nice place to live.

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to SteLacca
29th May 2019 10:05

Because it is not Wales.

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to DJKL
29th May 2019 15:02

Now look you, that's enough of that.

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to Red Leader
30th May 2019 13:36

Good spot, boyo.

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28th May 2019 12:38

Live in France so it was a work day here. We get Thursday off. Third bank hol in May and at least one in June so not complaining!

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to accountantccole
28th May 2019 13:16

Have you thought of a regular blog on any matters from a French perspective? Or your move itself?

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to accountantccole
28th May 2019 16:58

Live in Spain, so it was a work day here too. We have Thursday and Friday off. That will be our 4th and 5th fiesta days this month. Can't complain!

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28th May 2019 13:17

I have a bank holiday Friday then work the Monday. Much quieter day out Friday and quieter in the office on Monday so can get much more done.

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to kevinringer
28th May 2019 14:29

I do that at Christmas. We officially close the office in between Christmas and New Year but I come in - its so quiet and do the work I want to do as a treat (haha)

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to Kaylee100
28th May 2019 14:58

I do the same - everyone looks at me like I'm from another planet when I end up being the only one coming in. I try my best to make it sound terrible in the hope none of them catch on to how nice it is and spoil my fun.

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28th May 2019 14:30

I was sick!

Went down with it on Thursday and would have normally braved the office on Friday but someone has links with someone vulnerable currently so I wanted to stay away - it was really nasty.

Didn't start feeling myself again until yesterday - oh, thank goodness for the BH weekend!

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By Alex_T
29th May 2019 14:48

Just back today after an extended BH weekend. Pretty soggy outside so a good day to catch up.

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By marks
01st Jun 2019 03:24

We were working as normal.

We dont take bank holidays and staff get to choose when to take their holidays rather than have to take a days holiday because it is a bank holiday.

Staff prefer it that way.

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