Tuesday, 2 September 2014


flying bike
After a few weeks off, a few aches and pains from sailing, I have had plenty of time to think, (no TV and little to no internet access will do that to you.).
We have offered on a house out of sheer desperation, it will do for now.  But it is not the 'Forever House'. 
What is my post about today?  Well I have been thinking about WORK.  And with this in mind I have become slightly altruistic.  As I have to work for at least the next 30 years *le sigh*. 
I have already been retraining and hope that on the completion of my course next summer I will be firing on all pistons.  I have already dipped my toe into the jobs market and am at the moment, like with our house search, I am being super picky.  I would really like to work for a company that is in renewable energy or a research company.  It has to be something I am interested in and feel it is making a difference.  I will now get a job as a Sewer Person, you watch!  LMAO
With all of this in mind I have been thinking about how do I future proof my job.  Where I currently am, the job finishes really soon.  Most clerical jobs are becoming automated, this means companies will no longer need any one to type or to check things or even press ENTER to make something happen.  I need something that will grow in the next few years and become a new path.  I need to Future Proof myself.
I have been reading some interesting blogs and tech lately...  here are a few
Forbes - 10 ways to future proof your career
Although I am not over 50, this is also of interest.  Horticulture opportunities?  Who knew.  
{Here is the link}
Be Adaptable
From the Guardian {HERE}
Hottest skills from 2013
Soft and Hard skills will help you adapt


Career Test

I will leave you with what popped up on my screen whilst reading Life Hack.
'It's never too late to start over. If you weren't happy with yesterday, try something different today.
Don't stay stuck.
Do better.'

Are you future proofing yourself and your home?


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

weird week

its been a weird week

I don't have anything to say

still no house

ive started packing the bits that the removal men wont pack

yep this is getting real now

my friend offered me a cardboard box in her garden to live in... I might have to take her up on it