Friday, 25 June 2010

So, I didn't get the job

It's frutrating, sure, but I didn't get it. The interview went well, I thought, although the non-verbal cues I got back from the two men on the panel were pretty frosty compared to the smiles from the female chair. "Just some surly blokes," I figured, "and anyway, they're not supposed to give much away in this sort of situation."

My feedback was weird. The chair of the panel told me that she'd scored me consistently highly, but that the others had scored me high and low alternately on different questions. Fix? Stitch-up? Or was I just to waffley? Something's off, that's for sure. I took the feedback on board: waffle less.

Laura decided to go to a private physio, who gave her more confidence about the possibility of a full recovery. Phew! She was getting quite down after the fracture clinic's bleakness, and so I'm really pleased she has a more positive outlook.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

I've got a job interview tomorrow... I'll keep this brief. I really hope I get it!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

TPT - the accident

Excuse my bleary eyes and slurring speech, I’ve not had very much sleep. Laura and I spent last night in A&E department at the MRI. It was the longest night of the year, and it sure felt like it.

Monday, 21 June 2010

TPT - the shopping

In preparation for tomorrow’s bike ride, I’ve been shopping. I’ve picked up two bottles and cages to help keep us lubricated, and a gel seat to help Laura with her hire bike’s uncomfortable saddle. The weather looks like it’s going to be clear and bright. The bake sale has already raised about seventy pounds. How exciting!

Sunday, 20 June 2010

TPT - the baking

To help raise money via the ride, Laura has set up a Just Giving page. Any sponsorship will go to Save The Children to help those living in areas most severely affected by climate change. TO further support this, she’s holding a bake sale at work on Monday. Today has seen a bake-a-thon: peanut butter cookies; choc-chip shortbread; strawberry and blueberry cupcakes; ultimate carrot cake. She’s selling it all in her work tomorrow. I’m really proud of her dedication to the cause. And it’s all dead tasty too. Yum!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

TPT - the call

Laura called.

“I’m riding from Dunham Massey to Penistone next Tuesday. Nobody from work will come with me. Are you free?”
“I think I’ll be able to get the time off, yes.”

So it went. We’re taking the Trans Pennine Trail next Tuesday. Can’t wait!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Office move

Do you think we have enough boxes?

The Importance of Being Earnest: Library Theatre

I'm taking the lovely Laura to the Theatre this evening for some Oscar Wilde. The reviews I've read have been good, so I'm really looking forward to it!

Happy Birthday Dunk!

I wonder if you'll have as much fun this year as you did last year!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

An hour's plodding, over 6.6 miles

The run felt good all the way round, which probably means I could push myself harder. Remember, I told myself as I was running, that this is early on. I'm looking to run for a sustained period of time, rather than for a particular distance or at a particular speed. Well, for now at least. Map after the jump.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Round up since April.

It is, I accept, a long time since I blogged. A very long time. I hope that I haven't alienated any of my already limited readership with this reticence. Plenty has happened in the last couple of months, but I've not been very good at writing it down. Since we last spoke: 
  • Everything with Laura is great, and I'm very much in love.
  • I moved house, and now live with my friend Kate at the other end of Chorlton.
  • I have an amazing new bike. It's fucking amazing.
  • My college course has moved on quickly: I've submitted all but two assignments now, and have nearly made it to the end.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010


After the webcomics, it was on to a run. Map after the jump!

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Like, seriously kicks ass.

I got a new bike, and, damn, it kicks ass! like, seriously kicks ass. Pic after the jump. For the brave only!

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Guess who's back... back again...

After an excruciating sixty-seven days offline, I am overjoyed to report that the my internet-enabled life has been resumed. Hallelujah! Praise be! I was lost, but now am found.

Now, if you don't mind, I've got to do some serious catching up on webcomics...