Take the National Express when your life’s in a mess!

Well my life’s not exactly a mess. I’m having a really nice time of it at the moment; but that song by The Divine Comedy has been rolling around in my head all morning.

The reason? Well that’s because it’s actually one of those annoying songs where I can’t quite work out whether I like it or not….

Oh the reason…. that’s because I’m sitting aboard a coach on the way to Heathrow Airport. I’ve got my colleague Damian by my side and I’m very happy to be back in the saddle that is work and back to commuting by aeroplane.

We are on our way to a small island 5,000 miles away in the Atlantic called St Helena. It’s going to be a marathon journey: we leave Heathrow this evening and fly to Johannesburg where we arrive first thing in the morning: We then have a day layover and then a 6 hour flight on Saturday morning. Damian’s a cool chap having been to St Helena before and has already found out where the bands are playing on Saturday night so I’m pretty excited. I will be making sure that I look after my ankles! Look what happened the last time I went to see a live band.

So what are we doing in St Helena? Well we are finishing a clinical system deployment in the hospital there and ensuring that all of the nurses and doctors who need to use the system are skilled appropriately. Now that I’m a Director (that means I’m a very important person you know 😂) I’m sure that there will be some engagement meetings and such like.

I have to say that the PatientSource team have been extremely supportive during the recovery period after breaking my leg. I have found a really good bunch of chaps and I’m absolutely delighted to be working with them. It’s a really fantastic feeling to have finally found my feet and to be so happy in my job.

It would also seem that my blogs have taken a natural re-birth. I was absolutely gob-smacked with the response I got from my Falklands blogs. Why on earth would anyone be interested in the ramblings of a project manager but it appears that my adventures were of some interest and I have had a few requests to start again, so let’s see how this goes! It’s actually a really good way to keep a diary.

Ohhh I spy a plane and we have just turned off from the M25 so I guess we are going to need to start getting ready to move soon….

On the National Express there’s a jolly hostess
Selling crisps and tea
She’ll provide you with drinks and theatrical winks
For a sky-high fee
Mini-skirts were in style when she danced down the aisle
Back in ’63 (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
But it’s hard to get by when your arse is the size
Of a small country
And everybody sings ‘ba ba ba da’
We’re going where the air is free
Tomorrow belongs to me

Take the National Express……

Now it’s in your head too ❤️

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