Exciting developments today in CrunchBang Towers; Philip launched his brand new website, Technology Served. This site will hopefully be the platform from which Philip can launch a successful career as a freelance web designer/developer.
I wish Philip good luck in his new venture
So, after much deliberating between us and canvassing others opinions at Ogg Camp, Philip finally did the dirty deed today and handed in his resignation notice. Yes, that’s right, you read it correctly – Philip has given up a well paid, full time job to go self employed!
I have always had more belief in Philip’s abilities as a web developer, programmer and sys admin than he has, but he has finally listened to she-who-must-be-obeyed and agreed that now is the time to see if he can make a go of it on his own. I even managed to blag him his first job today; giving a talk about CrunchBang Linux to Hull LUG on the 6th September. Just a pity I forgot to negotiate a rate of pay!
Philip has my full support and backing, and I wish him the very best of luck as he strikes out on his new venture. Exciting times ahead and here’s hoping for a long and successful career for him as a freelancer.
Having started training for the Lincoln 10K back in November 2010, I then had an enforced break due to the truly atrocious weather that we had from 30th November to January 2011 – snow & ice! There was no way I was going to risk breaking a bone.
January saw me start a new job as the manager of Boston office; I also joined a new aikido dojo following the Shudokan style and I started training for the Lincoln 10K in earnest again. I am currently running 5-6 km a night for 3 nights a week; I do aikido on 2 of the other nights and have a piano lesson one night a week also. My one evening off is usually reserved for dragging Philip around Tesco’s doing the weekly shop – he loves it!
There’s only 3 weeks to go until the Lincoln 10K and I have set up my charitable donation page. It would be truly awesome if anyone could sponsor me – you can do so here!
Wish me luck for 3rd April 2011 when I run the furthest ever since leaving school – I shall make sure that Philip and Emma strategically place themselves around the route taking uncompromising photo’s of me sweating like a pig that can be shared with you all on here.
I received some most excellent news from my work on Wednesday which was made public amongst my department on Friday, so I can now share that from 17th January 2011 I shall be managing the jobcentre in Boston, UK. I am so looking forward to be working in Operations and dealing with Customer Service again, and am thrilled to be working with the staff at Boston. I cannot stop smiling
Woke up to a Winter wonderland today which has put my carefully scheduled 10k training plan out and stopped me from doing any geocaching this weekend. Week 1, day 6 and I was supposed to be power walking for 5 mins and then running for 1 minute (repeat 5 times). Unfortunately, the snow has fallen and then frozen solid on the paths so I really didn’t fancy risking a slip and injury. The weather also isn’t appropriate for finding Tupperware boxes with my GPSr which is a shame as I have a trackable geocoin that I need to move on. Hopefully I’ll be able to get out tomorrow after I have gone with Emma to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 at the local cinema. I am a bit of a Harry Potter fangirl having read all of the books several times, and I have been salivating over this film coming out! Philip is just grateful that I’m taking Emma and not dragging him along