a fairly manic start to the week. i had to make an early start as we are just moving into the testing phase and it fell to me to perform all of the design updates to the test environment. always a boring job and often goes wrong due to the generally flaky environment. but it was all up and running by midday. the next couple of weeks will be particularly stressful as we are trying to test several new features and begin a couple of other projects at the same time.

the weekend turned into a good one. dinner at a small village pub on saturday after a day of test driving n ew c ars. more to follow as i decide how to blow my money on stupid toys!