Sometimes good fortune is tempered by choice.
I've landed myself a temporary contract working for a large publishing company in central London. This is a good move for me careerwise, and I need the money.
At the interview, end of last week, the role was stated as a minimum of two months contract but due to the workload and strict deadlines they won't allow me to take time off for the Challenge. However on offering the work they aren't going to commit to the full period - just yet.
An email could be winging it's way to Roger at the end of the week... or not.