Don’t mess with Mr Inbetween

Hello dear reader, How’s things with you? Are you, like me, glad it’s Friday night? I know I am. This week has been…. troubling. Not difficult or hard, but tricky. I have been – to use an English phrase – been occasionally swinging the lead, as my heart just wasn’t in it. When I can get lost in my work, that’s a good thing. Distractions melt away and I’m happily in the zone listening to people, thinking up solutions and trying to make things a little better. But, when I can’t, I’m listening to the less-than-useful circular thought patterns. They’re like noisy planes stuck orbiting with no rush to land. Instead, they buzz and roar and generally get in the […]

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Tick tock, tick tock

Hi, Last week, another year on the clock. Oh, don’t mention clocks: this could be a terror threat. 🙂 I did wonder, skipping back those *cough* 40 odd *cough* years ago. What was it like for my parents? Okay obvious joke, probably agony for one of them 😉 Did my Dad rush in from work, or had he been there since the start of labour? I may have to ask. Skip on a few years, and a remember visiting my Mum, after my little sister was born. I also remember Dad taking us to the local toy shop (there were two in our little town). For some reason, he bought my sister and I toys. How this helps to adjust […]

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Summer days

Hi, This week has been a bit of a gift. Firstly, I’ve had three days at home, so I can attend a virtual training course. One of those modern things, where instead of community to spend most of the day in front of a computer screen, you – ummm – stay at home in front of a computer screen. 🙂 I am, however, doing the process and the trainer a disservice and only from a (weak) comedy angle. In fairness, these remote training sessions mean I can balance home and work life, without any major difficulties on either side. For those of you with a technical bend (Ed: ooh, Matron!), this course was on Cloud Services. There were a large […]

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Calm down, dear. It’s just a job.

Hey, Shall we go with the personal and then end on the ponder-able? Personal This week at work….. Well. Indeed. I have a very large glass of wine next to me, which is unusual; mainly as I’m more a hot choccy or gin & tonic kinda person. But, needs be as needs must. Not that it’s been a bad week – no-one passed away, no-one got the sack, etc – but I would struggle to say it’s been a good one. Why the heavy vibes? Every year, the firm I work for, like many others, do staff reviews. Sadly, not a comedy line up, moreover a list of tasks you agree to take on, attempt to complete and if you do […]

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Meh.

I’m knackered. I wouldn’t mind, but it’s been a short week. Three days isn’t really a full week is it. Ho hum. So….. I’m a bit meh really. How’s things with you? _____________________________________ Don’t ask why, but I stumbled upon the quote (see image) the other day. I was going to pop it on Facebook, but for some reason, the broadband pixies had other ideas. I will be honest with you and say that many times, I forget the above. I would like not to, but I do. Should I be a walk over? No, and I don’t think that’s what the saying means. But, I think I should be a little more forgiving (Ed: look out, Brit understatement approaching […]

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