As it was the 11th of November today at work we took part in the 2 minute silence at 11am. However there was something very different about this rememberance today.
Basically the first floor of the building at work asides from entrance and exits is totally open plan, which means there is a lot of background noise, noise that I had never really noticed before today. But when it hit 11am everything stopped. The phones were turned off, there was no speaking, no tapping of keys or any other sound asides from the light hum of the computers which was something else I had never noticed before.
It was a very profound silence, which is a bit of a cliche but it's the only phrase I can think of to explain it as it really did focus your mind on why we were having the silence.
It was also a farily quiet day all round as several european countries actually have the 11th November off as a bank holiday ( that was news to me!), which enabled most people to clear a lot of files and more time to work on some files which were proving stubbornly difficult to close.
The weather is now fully into winter mood wit ha awful lot of rain and wind this evening. It's a bit depressing! Even Owen is fed up as he spent most of the evening curled up in his basket. But I think he's also fed up as the bad weather means he can't go for very long walks at the moment.
anyway, one more day till the weekend.
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