Short week, but I packed in tonnes, too much to write about really: We kicked off the thing I mentioned last week (although I haven't done my homework yet), and some other things got shipped. Picked up a left-field assignment that had me running around the building to speak to different departments, skimming research papers and writing a Jupyter notebook - all with a slightly stressful deadline that I barely hit - genuinely energising in a good way.
Had a follow-up occupational health appointment and pleasantly realised that while I'm not where I was health-wise at the close of last year, I'm much closer than I was. Alas, my wait on the NHS continues.
Sometimes visibly doing anything is more important than invisibly doing the right thing.
(And sometimes a comment in Alex's week-notes is a comment in Alex's week-notes! Nothing to decode here, at least not this time)
Also learned why stroke order is important in kana. Turns out that シ & ツ and ン & ソ are imminently readable once you've learned how to write them out and can see the patterns. (This font makes it easier!)
Spent the weekend in York for a stag-do involving many bars and a boat which didn't collide with a bridge. We all stayed in the second-tallest building in York.
Late in the evening we watched Eurovision at Brew York. Croatia's entry was clever: lots of winning elements but with heaps of personality and satire mixed in - it's rare to see shit-posts that well formed. My fave entry was from Finland and it was was a flat-out banger, incorporating elements of techno and metal because why not. Entire bar sang along. Disappointing that the jury then overrode the popular vote.
Had my first Yorkshire pudding in Yorkshire today. Although I heard up north that they're just called puddings.