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”

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”

The lycra is staying in the cupboard for a little while longer

Job hunting is something I don’t enjoy. A necessary evil, yes, but something I find a chore with minimal reward (apart from what’s hopefully going to happen at some point). Even though technology has made it easier to filter out roles that aren’t relevant to me, I still find myself each morning reviewing the sameContinue reading “The lycra is staying in the cupboard for a little while longer”

It’s the end of the world as we know it….

Today is the last day I’ll be officially working for my company. At 5 pm, I’ll be unemployed. I’ll be on my own, and the uncertainty cranks up a little. I’ve had to do the modern equivalent of clearing my desk, deleting old files from my laptop, uninstalling the company VPN and sending back keysContinue reading “It’s the end of the world as we know it….”

There maybe (money) trouble ahead….

Tuesday 16th June 2020 Another retrospective post. It took me a while to come up with this plan, but I wanted to mention it towards the start of my Blog, where it was most relevant. Also, as ‘the plan’ uses the amount of money in my final redundancy package, I needed to know that figureContinue reading “There maybe (money) trouble ahead….”

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)”