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By: Monkey on the 2nd February 2009 at 2:22pm


Snow day! Hurray! So what shall we do with this momentous occasion where we are forced by public transport not go to work? Umm... I guess we'll work from home.

Technology: it hasn't evolved enough to cope with snow, but has to enable us to work from home. I've had design files FTP'd to me and logged in on the VPN to get my email. And then...

Well, since no one was watching me to make sure I was working, I ran up to the top of the garden with a cardboard box and tried to slide down the hill on it. This was something less than successful. I realise now why tobbogans are a particular shape; the snow piled up around the groinal region as I sped down the first small incline and stopped in a ball-freezing mound having travelled all of about 3 metres.

Ok, fine. One more try. I pick up myself and my piece of cardboard and wander over to the next small slope. I lay it out flat, and sit on it, feeling the middle sinking. I sweep my feet up onto to end and that sinks too. I'm 2 inches deep into the snow on a carboard box and rocking back and forward to get some movement down the hill. It starts to slide... slowly... picks up speed... the hill steepens and the box moves faster... and then everything stops. The soggy box crumples beneath me as a realise I'm sledding down what is normally a step in the garden and not a slope at all.

I pick up my paper maché and decide that maybe I should stop trying to have fun (and failing) and just do some work.



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  • Amundsen-Scott, Amundsen-Scott

    Bobby on the 2nd February 2009 at 2:43pm

    Hey, I saw pictures of your 'ride' on FB, why does your tobbogan look like a pizza box?

  • Bexley, United Kingdom

    Monkey on the 3rd February 2009 at 10:23pm

    It was the box to our digi-box. I say 'our', it was Mark's and he gave it to us, so I guessed we didn't need the box anymore...

  • Bexley, United Kingdom

    Riley on the 6th February 2009 at 7:49am

    So sad now the snow has melted. I was saying t'other day it made normally bustling Bexleyheath look like a quiet little mountain town.

  • Bexley, United Kingdom

    Riley on the 6th February 2009 at 7:50am