Category Archives: success

In which there are two weeks to go …

First things first. Happy Valentine’s Day. May you and the object of your affections be blessed in a Readybrek-like warm glow. Right that’s enough soppiness let’s move on swiftly. Unbelievably the two-week warning is lit up. Where did those months … Continue reading

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In which I count my blessings …

Yesterday found me in conversation with one of the many generous, kind and talented people with whom I’ve come into contact since being launched towards redundancy. During our chat it occurred to me that there are many blessings to have come … Continue reading

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In which some doors open …

I have found myself in some weird places and odd situations over the past few months. There’s nothing like redundancy for throwing up opportunities that would never have otherwise come your way. Of course it’s not something I would necessarily … Continue reading

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In which I storm about a tea-cup …

Sunday mornings are my catch up time for all the bits of the papers I’ve not managed to get to yet. Me, the terriers, coffee, bacon sandwiches and the Andrew Marr show. Bliss. I particularly look for reasons to be … Continue reading

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In which I become a small business …

Some peculiar things have happened to me over the last year. There have been strange meetings with exotic folk in outlandish spots. Furtive telephone calls. Outrageous claims – that’s the cv – and counter-claims – the rejection letters. But none … Continue reading

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In which I remember what it’s all about …

I had a bit of a shock last night. I found out our youngest daughter was to have a major test in French today. I’d been so wrapped up in fretting about the things that I’m worried about that I’d … Continue reading

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In which I take some inspiration from The Ashes …

The Saturday papers are full of good news from Downunder. The joy of waking each morning to hear of more overnight success has been a real fillip in these dog days of winter. And for any cricket fan who has … Continue reading

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In which the snow becomes general …

One of the upsides of sliding inexorably towards being fired is that my diary is rather empty. What was a fertile plain of meetings, events, conferences and the like is now an empty tundra. Of course there’s stuff to do … Continue reading

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In which I have a bit of a wobble …

I had unwelcome news today. Yep, another shortlist I haven’t graced with my presence. Of course I’m going to try to get some feedback on the application to see what I can do better next time, but what surprised me … Continue reading

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In which I wonder where my cheese has gone …

Most people don’t like change. And I’m no different to most people. Getting used to the idea of being made redundant has been the hardest personal and professional challenge I’ve ever had. The last few months have been a trial … Continue reading

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