A bit of whinging and then even more plans. LOL

A bit of whinging and then even more plans. LOL

Hope this finds you all well.

So here I am again looking at WordPress and thinking about the way forward. No success so far in job hunting. Nicole may be starting at a Public Service job next week, but we keep having issues with her and the Police Check. This is where she signs a document to give them permission to check her criminal history. Twice we have sent in scanned copies and twice they had the documents for several days before telling us that they did not like the scan. When we sent it the second time we actually phoned them to check that it was OK. The girl on the phone told us to wait a moment and then said yes. Obviously she just put the phone down and waited a moment before replying and saying yes. Yet she has a job and my wife and I do not.


OK. That’s my whinge.

I spent last week designing a magazine advertisement for EDTA. The magazine is DanceTrain. Rhiannon’s (my daughter) dance school belongs to the EDTA society. This is a freebie. I have volunteered to be their editor/advertising bloke.

Speaking of Rhiannon, I am increasing proud her. She got full marks in her first Japanese test (even though she wants to learn French instead). And she got 39 out of 40 for her first Geography assignment which was on the topic of access to fresh water around the world. I’m still waiting to hear about her History assignment which was on Eleanor of Aquitaine. But what she seemed to have done for that assignment looked pretty cool.

On other thoughts, I have realised that I need to structure my days more. At the moment I find myself losing hours and hours a day, seven days a week, just browsing job sites and placing applications. It is really discouraging. So I was thinking that I may reduce my job hunting to something like 3 hours a day. Then spend about 3 hours writing. And another 3 hours doing 3D art (the first project being a reimagining of my x-ray machine in Blender). With maybe a return to social media with an hour or so a day on that. To manage this I will start examining some freeware time organisers and project management tools.

I hope I can fulfill this goal. The biggest hurdle is emotional at the moment.






  1. Organization is always good. Couldn’t comment on the last post – was just catching up with you – congratulations to both you and Rhiannon on the art front. And as to Nicole and the service job, I have this TLA (three letter acronym) for people like the girl on the phone. FGEs: *ing Government Employees. Perhaps it will be a blessing not to have Nicole condemned to either the lunatic asylum or committed for murder if she works with such people.


    1. Thanks :) Funnily enough Nicole and I have backgrounds in both the private and the public sector. Our experience has shown that incompetence seems to flourish in big organisations – be they private (like banks) or public (like government departments). I have a number of theories on why this might be the case, but it is probably not wise to express my ideas until I get a job and subsequently retire in a decade or so. LOL. Thanks :)


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