On Tuesday, I had a phone call from the Census, asking me whether I was still interested inn working for them. This was completely out of the blue and I was still suffering from the after effects of my two and a half week long end-of-winter cold, so I said “no”.

Spent the rest of Tuesday and most of yesterday kicking myself.

Interestingly, what I cared about was not the money (welcome though that would be), but that I’d passed up the opportunity to do a potentially interesting piece of work.

Anyway, they phoned back today and I said “yes”.  I have to go to a training course tomorrow at 9:30. Gulp!