Looking at getting some noise-cancelling earphones for work, just to cut down on the distractions. I work in an open-plan office and it's impossible to tune out the various phone conversations going on around me, as well as the general chatter. I hadn't realised just how much of a distraction it was until I didn't have it yesterday. Today I took my ipod in and listened to music as I worked which helped a lot, but the conversations still seeped through.
Daughter of an ex-colleague is getting married at the end of this month and I'm invited to the wedding. I really need to contact him soon and check if there's anything I need to know; both he and his wife, and the groom's parents, are Indonesian and while the ceremony is to be held in an Anglican church I want to make sure I don't commit any cultural blunders. What if only the groom's family can wear red? What if it is necessary to wear a hat? What if what if what if.... And while the service starts at 10.30am, the reception is not until 5.30pm. I find that rather odd! Or is that a Thing now?