I went for a job interview a few days ago - my first since leaving my last job behind me in the dust. It is a very strange feeling polishing up the resume and updating it and looking in the Situations Vacant columns in the newspaper or online (and realizing how few jobs are actually appealing).
Sunday, 31 May 2015
Saturday, 30 May 2015
|Flit looking stunning (or is that 'stunned'?) in her new cat sweater|
As I have mentioned previously, I am incredibly useless when it comes to anything that involves craft. There is an occasional exception to the rule and this is one of them. I present to you the impossibly easy cat sweater!
Friday, 29 May 2015
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Well it's been a week since I finished up my last day at work. There was the lovely goodbye lunch and a thoughtful gift and BEST BIT OF ALL - my final pay cheque which included all my unused leave paid out and placed into my bank account..... a nice little buffer until I find another job.
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Saturday, 23 May 2015
|Discovering the Pinterest Widget|
As I mentioned in my last post - I am a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to using all the tools available on the internet. There are so many plug-ins and analytics tools and gadgets and widgets and so on and so forth. It swamps me a bit and I tend to err on the side of "less is more".
Friday, 22 May 2015
|There's a whole new world out there!|
Sometimes I think I'm up on my game and other times I realize that I am a complete dinosaur. I think it's a case of "you don't know what you don't know" and a perfect example of this was the whole area of Pinterest Analytics (I even have to stop and think about how to spell 'Analytics'!)
Thursday, 21 May 2015
|Clay Paky - special effects for the 2013 Eurovision contest|
For those in the US who aren't part of the 195 million worldwide Eurovision viewers, I've included a link to their online page so you can catch up on the excitement here! Be prepared to waste a bit of time looking at all that "awesomeness"!! There's just something about the visual impact of Eurovision - each year they do their best to outdo the country who hosted it the year before. It is a mind-blurring montage of pyrotechnics, light shows, smoke machines, wind machines and more........and because we love it so much there are even drinking games that honour the whole shebang.
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
|Eurovision can't come fast enough for me - Roll on May 23rd!|
Along with my confessions about being a secret lover of colouring in and Gossip Girl, I must also come clean and admit that I just luuurrrve Eurovision! Somewhere along the line many years ago, I accidentally turned on my TV and discovered this completely over-the-top madhouse of European music - hosted at the time by Terry Wogan - the UK king of sarcastic commentary.
Sunday, 17 May 2015
Friday, 15 May 2015
|What about me???|
You know that feeling from your younger days when you broke up with a boyfriend and there was the relief but also the regret? Well that's a bit what leaving my job has been like. The kicker is that it feels like my metaphoric boyfriend has replaced me already!
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
It didn't take long for the less-than-employed craziness to take hold now that I have the head space to start thinking about what I'd like to do in the months ahead. We went out shopping last week and before I knew it - we'd bought me a bike to ride around the neighbourhood on - it even has a cute little carry basket for when I pop down to the library or the shops.
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
GLORIOUS UNEMPLOYMENTOh my goodness! As of this week I am officially no longer employed.....I'm working half time for a couple of weeks as part of giving in my notice and then by the end of May I will be jobless. Scary but liberating all at the same time!
Sunday, 10 May 2015
|My mum and me - a couple of years ago|
Saturday, 9 May 2015
I have a secret love - unfortunately it is not anything that is remotely romantic or exciting but it is something that I find relaxing and strangely satisfying.....Yes it's colouring in. I thought I was the only grown-up in the world who loved spending time choosing colours and finishing pictures but it turns out that there are a lot of us out there.
Thursday, 7 May 2015
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Tuesday, 5 May 2015
I don't think Taylor Swift was referring to midlifers when she wrote this song, but the lyrics rang true to me about this stage of life. It is a golden age - time to take a breath and discover the person I have become, different to who I was and hopefully a better version of my younger self.
Sunday, 3 May 2015
Friday, 1 May 2015
I've been doing a lot of thinking lately because I haven't felt truly happy for a long time. I certainly ave times when I'm happy and that's great, but there are a lot of times when I'm less than happy - not sad but just a bit blah.......as I said, "less than happy".