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And Here I am - Again

Posted on Friday 30th April 2010 at 00:00
My, my, yes, it is me, back after months of neglecting the blog again, blah, blah, blah, etc, etc, etc.

Actually it is so long since I was last here that it took three attempts to remember what my blog password was, which is somewhat shameful.

That's not to say I haven't been on the internet, or even blogging, in the last few months. In fact, in my current job I spend my entire day on the internet and quite a lot of it blogging, just not here.

Actually, it has been frustrating me for some time how rarely I make it here, and I've been looking at my day to day routine to see when I have then most free time available for writing stuff. And it's now. That's to say, on my lunch break at work.

For the first time in my life, I've found my way into a role where I get to take an hour for lunch, rather than the usual 30 minutes. Granted, I go home half an hour later in the evening, but I quite like the arrangement, especially if it allows me to spend a few minutes here from time to time.

So, what news then?

Well, as I've been hinting, ok stating, I have a new job. When we were last together back in...January, I was working as a temp at Plymouth City Council. Well, as the month rolled into the next, the warning sounds about public sector jobs began to grow louder and louder, and it wasn't long before I felt the need to escape to the relative safety of the private sector, where I now am.

Lucky I did when I did actually, as I found out the day after giving my notice that the council were looking to get rid of their temps. Whether they actually did or not, I have no idea, but it was a relief to get out of there on my own terms.

Not that I have complete security here. I'm officially an intern on what I think must be the last day of my internship. Although I'm being kept for the time being, it'll be on a month by month rolling contract, at least until they can decide whether my role within the company has a long term future.

Can't complain though, as I'm employed and get to spend my time doing something that is at least reasonably close to what I wish to be doing.

Outside of work things are also a little tenuous (the owner of our flat is considering whether to sell the property - a full year before we were planning on moving on) but mostly happy and enjoyable, and L and I are both looking forward to a great summer in Plymouth and Devon more widely.

I might just fulfill my long standing promise of blogging more regularly, if things remain the way they are. Lunch breaks have the advantage over most times of the day of being fairly consistent and also, at the moment at least, relatively free of other things I should be doing.

There are lots of great things I could be blogging about at the moment, especially with all the exciting things that are happening in Plymouth at the moment. Tomorrow, for example, is the first day of the Barbican International Jazz Festival, a great big event on our very door steps.

Stay tuned for more, dear reader...

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