October 14th, 2012

2D to-do

Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings (14th October 1066), so English Heritage arranged a reenactment down at Battle. This sounded interesting, so I decided to take a trip down there.

There's a BCQ checkpoint at Battle, so I initially thought that this would be a good opportunity to "collect" that by cycling down. English Heritage specifically mention bicycle access, which bodes well. However, when I phoned them they said that they don't have any bike racks at their site (there might be some in the nearby town) and you're not allowed to take bikes past the main entrance. People do often leave bikes leaning against the wall by the security lodge, but that's "at your own risk". So, I abandoned that plan; I will cycle there eventually, but it will just be a brief stop.

Plan B was to take the train, then walk from the station (about half a mile). However, I couldn't do that yesterday because I had to deal with the upstairs neighbours (their building work had caused some damage to my flat). That wasn't a major problem, because the event was scheduled to run both days this weekend. Unfortunately, it's cancelled today due to bad weather. Oh well, maybe next year.

Since I'm home today, I'm trying to use the time productively. I have a "to do" lists, but it's just grouped into short/medium/long-term goals, and the items within each section aren't in any particular order. More importantly, lots of tasks need to be done in a particular sequence, so I sometimes wind up chasing my tail by working my way mentally along the "dependency chain" until I give up. Aside from anything else, it's a waste of time to keep repeating the same exercise, so I want a better way to plan this.

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