That's that, then. What with the enforced loss of earnings, plus spending money I wouldn't otherwise have spent, the forced Jubilee "celebration" has cost me about 800 quid for the past 2 days. Lovely. Thanks for that. And how many billions has that just cost the country? About the same as a couple of new hospitals and a new rail network, at a guess. Still, it's not like there's a recession.
Whilst it was lovely to be able to spend some time with my family (see the previous 2 posts), it would've been better to have been able to spend that time at a time of our choosing (when it's not raining and in a hot country, for instance).
Yes, it's probably not good timing for me, having just had to take 6 weeks off to care for a loved one. And yes, I made the decision to work in a way where I don't get paid when I don't go to work (hence the rainy day money we'd set aside), but nonetheless, I still shouldn't be "forced" into this celebration (which we all managed to avoid completely, by the way, so I guess it's not all bad news).
Anyway, it's my 50th in a few weeks. And yes, I'll be working (partly to cover the cost of having to pay for today), unless the country fancies throwing me a party...