Then under a bit of pressure from the family I spent hours on the internet looking for possible holiday accommodation. Eventually I found something very near where we spent our holiday last year. We had gone round in so many circles that I think everyone was happy to go for it and I'm please to say we managed to get it. So Spain here we come. Twins permitting! The other job I have been trying to progress is the bathroom. We have someone helping us but there has still been lots of jobs that needed doing and I have started painting it. Our builder is very focused and he seems very contented with his work and life. He is proud of his work and he is very easy to get on with. I learnt he dropped out of university where he was studying geography because of his debts. But he has no regrets.
I heard a very different story from Joevas Assare a talented rap singer who persisted with his economics course and graduated with a first class honours degree last June. Unfortunately after making over 600 job applications he has still not managed to find a job. The interview I did with him was very revealing of what drove his passion for wanting to achieve. This theme just cropped up again in a TV programme about a couple trying to landscape a wilderness on the edge of a cliff in Jersey. In the programme a wise older lady said 'its achieving that brings joy and fulfillment not the achievement'. which I think is very true.
My next deadline is writing my paper for China which I think I have nearly completed but its a lot longer than was asked for so it might require significant editing. But I'm pleased with the way its turning out.
So I guess this week has been about juggling to try to keep things progressing on different fronts.