Its Not Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Christmas was always going to be a bit weird this year. The songs on the radio are the same, and the same old films are playing on the TV, but this isn’t a Christmas of choice. It’s a Christmas of making do. Everyone is making do due to Covid, but thousands of us are alsoContinue reading “Its Not Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”

A Tale Of Two Lockdowns

It’s been a weird year. Hopefully, at some point, things will drift back to something a little more familiar, and we’ll all get the opportunity to reflect on how living through COVID and Lockdown affected and changed us.   In the first of what will hopefully be many guest posts, Joe Macbeth gets that ball rolling.Continue reading “A Tale Of Two Lockdowns”

Not the 50th birthday I was expecting

Even though I’ve been writing technical documentation and training material for over 20 years, I don’t call myself a writer. But I know through experience that writing can sometimes be a challenge. Sometimes, the words don’t seem to flow as easily as they should and now is one of those times. I’m struggling to writeContinue reading “Not the 50th birthday I was expecting”

Be a lighthouse; share your story

Job hunting is something that you tend to do on your own, something you do solo.  After a while, always staring at the same old websites, continually waiting to hear back from job applications you made a week ago, it gets easy to assume that you’re in this boat on your own and that noContinue reading “Be a lighthouse; share your story”

Lockdown Survival Top 10 : No.9, Perfect Draft

I like going out for a drink. I’m not that fussy where I go; it could be a trendy cocktail bar, a dive bar or even a fussy gastro-pub. But more often than not, it’s an ordinary pub. It’s not so much the beer I go for, although that’s a bonus. The reason I likeContinue reading “Lockdown Survival Top 10 : No.9, Perfect Draft”

The many disappeared

Saturday 20th June 20 My ex-company is the type where people disappear without warning. There tends to be a proclamation heralded by horn playing cherubs when someone joins. Emails and press releases that extol their previous work, life and achievements are circulated. But very very little when they leave. Sometimes there’s nothing. They vanish firstContinue reading “The many disappeared”

I’ve bad feelings about this……. (Part One)

Monday 15th June 2020 I’ll be honest; I’m not writing this the day after I was made redundant. At that time, I didn’t even know I was going to write about it or build this website. I’m writing it a few weeks later. But I did want to write something down that describes how IContinue reading “I’ve bad feelings about this……. (Part One)”