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Update

I feel a little ashamed, in a way, that it’s been so long since I updated this journal. Two weeks at work has turned in to four weeks. My workload has increased exponentially; I am carrying 11 projects of my … Continue reading

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Ticking along

I have been working for two weeks today – is this some kind of anniversary? And today was payday. I can’t even begin to describe how it feels to have some money in my bank account after having no income … Continue reading

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A job update – updated

I am still waiting to hear something – anything – back from the European consultancy, on when I might be meeting the head of the project that I am/was being lined up to deliver. Yesterday (Monday) morning I had an … Continue reading

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A job update

Monday last week I saw a full-time, permanent role with a large European consultancy. The job will be based in Oxford, on a client’s site. So… I made a relatively minor edit to my CV and applied for the role Two … Continue reading

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Going live

So… Over the weekend just ended, I have delivered two websites to their owners; all developments completed, all functional requirements (the things that the owners wanted) fully, erm, functional. I don’t know which stage of the developments I enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Not making this up but

On Monday morning I had a screening telephone call from a European consultancy. A couple of hours later they called me back to arrange a telephone interview. On Tuesday I had the telephone interview. A couple of hours later I … Continue reading

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*insert the sound of teeth grinding here*

A little before 7 this morning I had an unexpected delivery from Ocado, the food people. £73-worth of food. Selected and paid for by someone who can ill afford to spend £73 feeding another mouth. A good friend. But a … Continue reading

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The same old, same old

Recruitment folk tell me I am currently in the running for three jobs. What this means is that I’m actually no further forward in the hunt for employment, despite applying for 120 jobs in the last three working days. I’ve … Continue reading

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From the heart

My iPod woke me this morning with the track ‘Careless Love’ by the very underrated Glasgow-based indie musos Camera Obscura. The moment the sweeping violins began to gently waterfall through my iPod docking station, and into my consciousness, I froze, … Continue reading

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A trick of the tail, a flick of the wrist

It’s been a fuck off sized day of muso stuff. By the way, it’s Sunday, but only for the next 25 minutes. I converted 556 tracks from vinyl to digital, and incorporated them in to my digital library (which now … Continue reading

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