Portsmouth Water, Vertigo migraines

Back to work — I survived!!!

I made it all the way through the day, I did! Very proud — touch and go, though. It wasn’t a guarantee. My day began with dry heaving, the type of dry heaving that’s actually you being sick but nothing’s coming up. An hour of it — I ate toast to give myself something to hurl but […]

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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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Return to work, a difference

When once I would’ve returned from leave to a sour face and an investigation, today I returned to a thank you card from management and a gift voucher. When once I could’ve inlaid my handovers with diamonds (and still had them ignored), today I got thanked for the work I’ve been putting into managing the post. […]

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Christmas

The afternoon after the Christmas do

Huh? Who? I’ve been awake since 11 and my head still feels funny, like a pig’s had a shit on my brain, and I’m mighty peckish so am going to rustle me up a fry-up. Mmm snausage, bacon, eggs — it is times like these I wish I lived with someone who could get this made whilst I […]

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Mental wellbeing, Portsmouth Water

A relapse in a good place

The last week of June saw me unable to face Portsmouth Water — this tightness rose, this sickness slapped, and for a whole week all I could manage was sleep — and since there’s purpose in ‘life continues’ this wee week was a relapse, a little hiccup en route from the Co-op. Defensive, accepting, accommodating, uncertain, insecure, self-loathing, rejected, […]

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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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