Turning a bit weird (freelance life)
Oct14

Turning a bit weird (freelance life)

I suspected working at home on my own may turn me a bit batty and, just over six months on, I think it’s started. I always loved the company of my loud and crazy former colleagues, but have missed them less than I expected to. I’ve come to enjoy my own company – my only interaction being silent and via the good old medium of social media, where you can always find someone to talk crap have a conversation with....

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The leaving do
Apr04

The leaving do

Well I couldn’t go on my own leaving do after 15 years and not record it for posterity, could I? Nights out at our work (OK, my ex-work, it still feels like my work) are legendary. The word most commonly used to describe them is ‘carnage’. They drink. Then they drink some more. The shots appear as if by magic. Some more shots appear. They dance. They sing karaoke. They go home ridiculously late. As a teetotaller,...

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Project 365: Week 13
Mar29

Project 365: Week 13

This was the week I finished work after 15 years at the same place. So most of my photos this week are work-related in some way.Here’s what we’ve been up to this week…Day 82 – Sunday 23rd March – my daughter and I ran for Sport Relief. We did three miles and I was so proud of her. She was very happy to ‘do a Jessica Ennis’ with her medal.Day 83 – Monday 24th March – this should...

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The end of an era
Mar28

The end of an era

So I am no longer an employee. After 15 years working in the same place, I no longer have a job. How do I feel? I keep thinking it probably hasn’t fully hit me yet. It will most likely hit on Monday when I get up in the morning and don’t have to go to work. Over the last few weeks I’d been through every emotion under the sun about leaving and I had shed a few tears in the privacy of my own car, but in the...

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Goodbye work
Mar26

Goodbye work

Today’s the day. I finally say goodbye to the workplace and the colleagues I’ve always loved.How do I feel?Excited, unhappy, depressed, anxious, elated, happy, sad, stressed, worried… All of these and more. I change from minute to minute. It’s been there with me for weeks now. I don’t feel right. It’s nagging away at me in the background. I’m not myself. I’m not firing on all cylinders.I guess...

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