A journey of weekends, Work

A weekend after a week home working

My new job as a funeral coach is predominately home-based, and that’s great for a number of reasons: Never late for work! No commute! I finish work, I’m home with an actual click of the fingers! Sorted! Life is grand! I can get used to this. But I hadn’t taken into account that I work […]

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A journey of weekends

A weekend that ended in Yeovil

Where? After a quick google, here: A decidedly random place to end a Sunday, but with the new job starting in Yeovil this morning, rather understandable. Saturday, I went to walk into town, got as far as the end of the road and had to turn back ’cause I’ve never been so wet, at least […]

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Portsmouth Water

10 months at Portsmouth Water

I’m learning to not argue with calendars — they’re all liars but I look crazy shouting at them — so in this spirit, it’s been 10 months since I started at Portsmouth Water! That’s nearly a year! A whole year of seasons and days and doing stuff. As I try and take this diary liar as gospel, […]

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Mental wellbeing

Get over it, such simple words

Earlier versions of this post were berating in nature — not just towards me but also towards circumstance and things done. They were riled and impassioned, they were wry and disgusted, they were a lot of things that were not productive. I’m not even confident that this version here won’t berate in some way, but hopefully […]

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Portsmouth Water — 4 weeks in & ring-ring, ring-ring…

Hmm? What? That’s me! Oh, erm, ah — You’ve guessed it, I’ve been on the phones — the dreaded phones, those same phones that would’ve rendered me speechless had I answered them a week ago — and it turns out that I was mating with fuss for nothing. Monday was mock-phone-call day and Tuesday was THE day when Tracy tethered herself to […]

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Portsmouth Water — week 3, and…

Confidence. Gimme death and dead bodies and I can talk you to death — I can bring here a conversation that assists if needed, that offers the assurance that I am assisting, and it comes quite naturally to me. Gimme water and meter options and I’m all ‘huh? Don’t get it’, and I know I’ll’a “Co-operative […]

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Portsmouth Water – 2nd week in, and…

SOLD! To the lovely people — Not to so early spur the bosses into giving me a promotion and / or pay-rise — nudge-nudge (because of course this would be the way that works) — I mean it, what absolutely lovely people. From HR to Payroll, and down through the managerial rungs to the floor; I’ve met only a […]

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My first week at Portsmouth Water

It’s the weekend AND a Bank holiday!! Hallelujah! It feels good to feel excited by such things again — after 4 weeks (really 5 months) they’d kind’a lost their fire and meaning but now I can look forward to them — I’ve always loved me a good weekend. Let me just start by saying, I […]

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