Tuesday, August 04, 2015


So, after a 5hr assessment centre, involving psychometric testing, written exercise, presentation, group exercise, role play and formal interview, I got the job!

Not entirely sure I want it to be fair, but career girl is the path I'm on so time to pull up my big girl pants and expect a continuation of the current minimum 50hr weeks for the next 6months at least...

Only 1215 weeks to retirement :-)

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Moving on up... (maybe!)

Big job interview tomorrow, for the next step up the career ladder!  Can't say I'm desperate for it, but its the next logical step, and the successful candidate will be my immediate line manager if I dont get it, so I have a vested interest. Particularly considering one of my competitors is a twat, and I could not bear to have him!!

That said, I am currently procrastinating instead of getting on with my presentation, or updating my change management and management style knowledge...!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

And home...!

So, this time round it took a delayed flight, missed connection,lots of queuing trying to rearrange flights, lots of sitting around in airports, and flights via random places, but after 56hrs that's it.  Holidays are over!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


We have arrived!!  After 4 flights, totalling 24 hours, plus layovers totalling 11 hours, we are finally in New Zealand!  Just got to try and stay awake til bedtime now...

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Holidays are coming...!

Well, holidays are coming a little earlier than usual this year!  X, Y and I are currently in a hotel at  Gatwick Airport as tomorrow we will be on a 3 week tour of New Zealand, to visit ATM for Christmas, and my other friend, Fran for New Year, followed by a few days in Sydney :-)  Best get some sleep before the epic journey commences....!

Monday, December 01, 2014

Happy Birthday to me...

Having spent a lovely day with my sister being pampered at Ragdale Hall today I now have a banging headache!  Bit rubbish!  Maybe Babycham will help...!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

That Time of Year Again...

Last night involved a night out with the usual clan for the obligatory birthday celebrations (this year's consisted of much jigging and bad Irish dancing to a Celtic band in a nearby town!), and Mr DDE (Drug Dealer Extaordinaire) did indeed turn up with my (and his) friend Disco!  He was a bit reticent to come down to join us (too many people, too crowded, too hot, blah blah), but I'm not a woman who easily takes a No, so with a little persuading and leading by the hand (literally!) he came and joined the fun, though was obviously not the most comfortable.  Bless!!

So, some chatting and mild flirting (from me, can't help myself) occurred, but nothing significant. I was driving, so cracking on fully would have been a big deal involving much discussion with mates getting lifts, and I'm not 100% yet!  I do like him, find him funny, there is a definite (and I think mutual) twinkle, but not feeling desperate to rip his clothes off!  (That said, I wasn't desperate to rip DMs clothes off the first night, but once done... well we all know that story... !!).

On saying goodbye, with obligatory hugs, etc I did say to him "Get my number from Disco and we'll catch up in January when I'm back", and he said he would, so the balls in his court now.  Have to say I'm mildly miffed that he hasn't already requested it, lol. I'd ideally like to have seen him and got a better sense of things ( and at least a snog!) before I go away, but then I've never been the most patient, lol.

I have had some girly text conversation with Disco this morning, who reckons he won't know I'm putting it out there because all could be construed as just friendly, which is how I've played it, but knowing her I'm sure she will be meddling and I'm kind of OK with that!  Watch this space I guess...