Goodbye to a long year


     By the time you read this, 2012 will nearly be over. It’s a year that has had it’s ups and downs and I’m probably glad to see the back of it. Some the downsides have been quite traumatic: finding out that the job you’ve been doing for the past seven years, will no longer … Continue reading Goodbye to a long year

It gets closer …..


    I don’t need to tell anyone, but it just over a week to go. Then we can get back to some form of normality, whatever that may be. Just a couple of presents to get, (last minute hints from Mrs H) and I should be done. So I'll be nipping off to the White … Continue reading It gets closer …..

Improving times


It’s just over three weeks since the operation, and it’s been a bit of a rough time for Mrs H. The main wound seems to have been okay, apart from leakage the first week, and a slight infection at the bottom end. That is right on the  crux of her elbow, so any movement would … Continue reading Improving times

Quick update


The interview did go well. When I got home on Friday afternoon, there was a voicemail from my new Manager. I was offered one of the two jobs I had applied for. It wasn’t the first preference, but there was so little difference between my preferences, that I was quite happy. Very happy in fact. … Continue reading Quick update

Colleagues … what to do with them ?


I have to say, that possibly one of the downsides of working for a Local Authority, is that getting rid of 'dead wood' is damn near impossible. People can be totally incompetent, and they seem to be untouchable. It's everyone elses fault that they are useless. It is all put down to 'a training issue' … Continue reading Colleagues … what to do with them ?

Today it snowed …..


   The snow had been falling for nearly 1 minute, before that fateful cry came from within the ranks … ‘Can we go early … It’s snowing ???’ It is the same every time. Snow only has to be mentioned, and there are some people wanting to leave early. Tomorrow, those same people will spend … Continue reading Today it snowed …..

Success !!!!!!!


   Paid my car tax online at last. I just have to hope that the disc comes through by Monday. A maximum of 5 working days they say, so bearing in mind that Government working days now include Saturdays, the latest it should arrive is Tuesday.    We had our ‘Road Show’ today. It was … Continue reading Success !!!!!!!