Strange things happened between Aug and the end of Dec 2014...
First up, in Sept I landed myself a job. To be fair, it was handed to me on a plate - a full-time 3-month contractor position in the TNT BICC in Ashby, where Chris works. Simple stuff really - processing requests for users wanting access to BI reporting systems, sending them their access credentials, and being the unofficial Office Joker. So, nothing new there 🙂
The next good thing was that I was given the all-clear and final discharge from the Glenfield Cardio Unit. Statins and mini-aspirins daily forever, and that was all.
By way of a celebration, me and Chris booked a November weekend away at Patterdale YHA, with the intent of bagging a few of the Wainwrights still on my to-do list. What we didn't foresee was that Rab, my trusty Octavia vRS, would suffer catastrophic and terminal oil-system failure while we were on the way there, so the weekend was abandoned, we were rescued from the dual-carriageway by the Police, and the car expired in a mess of mangled piston-rings and fried shell-bearings. R.I.P., Rab, you are sorely missed. The Kia Cee'd SW7 that I bought to replace you will never measure up.
The next good thing was corrective butt-surgery, at long last they performed the minor surgery needed to repair the damage caused by the original piles op. two years before.
So, November wasn't too bad after all, and December was even better - TNT extended my contract by six months, which provided a little more financial security.
THE SMALL(ish) PRINT... (updated 23/07/2016)
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