December Update (and Farewell to 2017)

So this is the end of 2017. If you have been patiently reading these updates then you’ll be relieved to know this is the final one. I’ve had a pretty amazing year overall and there is so much more to talk about than just eight simple points. But for now, let’s see how I did….

November Update

Yes these blogs are getting later. No I don’t care because life has been busy. Here’s the reasons why: 1) Get a new job or find a way of making current role more enjoyable. Got a bank staff role at a regional university, that will (hopefully) give me some money when I move down in…

October (and September) Update

Yes this is two months of updates in one but I have a Japan sized excuse for not posting an update at the end of September. To compensate though I have a lot of updates to tell you! In fact it feels like I will have ticked off this whole list by the end of…

July Update

The picture is of some Japanese money I was given today. It’s the first time I’ve held a Japanese Banknote and they’re quite beautiful in their own way. Thank you to the kindly soul who gave them to us. You’ve helped us so much already. It’s been a real varied month. Some real stresses at…

June Update

Flaming June seems apt for a month where half the nights seemed to be insufferably hot. I enjoyed some wonderfully sunny days and some great times with friends and family. Especially Pete who paid a (mostly) surprise visit from New Zealand! The summer really is a time to try and heal our dreary souls from…

April Update

Four Months in and how am I doing? Apart from the fact that we’re in May and I’m writing about April…I blame my recent Birthday. Anyway! 1) Get a new job or find a way of making current role more enjoyable. Last month I admitted defeat on this one; at least for the time being….

March Update

Yes I know it’s the first of April but this is no joke. It’s my monthly update! 1) Get a new job or find a way of making current role more enjoyable. Applied for three, two in the same department and didn’t get any interviews. Feedback from the first two were laughable – I had…

February Update

February has flown by and I cannot believe we’re almost at the end of winter. The lighter mornings and evenings are have a dramatic impact on my overall energy but I have to say that this month been a bit pants. 1) Get a new job or find a way of making current role more…

January Update

One month has passed so how am I doing with my plans for 2017 1) Get a new job or find a way of making current role more enjoyable. Applied for one role Friday – basically more money and new challenges within my current employer. My line manager suggested a couple of new roles that…