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Its been a while

In Uncategorized on April 15, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Since my last blog I have been incredibly busy working on some exciting new systems for my clients. There is one I am not too sure on its success.

It’s a blog style forum listing all of the Councils in the country and then allowing other people to comment on how they feel their council is doing.

It was released in January this year as a prototype and to date has been a total flop. Let me know your thoughts www.thelocalgovernmentforum.co.uk


AWOL Blogger returns with excuses!

In Blog, Uncategorized, Wordpress on January 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Like most bloggers I started my blogging journey attempting to post daily.  This then changed and I started to post a couple of times a week, now however its been nearly 2 months since my last post.   To add insult to injury I even wrote articles about content being king and how regular posts are the way to go.

Like everything in life I have excuses for not posting.  My main excuse would be time, but when I think about the 2 weeks I took off over christmas that’s not really an excuse.  Since returning from my christmas break I have been extremely busy but still managed to find time to play poker on Facebook, so again I cannot blame my swelling workload.  This thing is I find blogging enjoyable and relaxing so I can’t even use finding it a chore as an excuse!

So putting excuses aside I have it now firmly in my mind that I will start blogging a couple of times a week in earnest starting now.  So have you missed me?

Show and Tell . . . The Middle Wife! (via Maths Star)

In Uncategorized on December 2, 2010 at 11:55 am

Children dont you just love em!

I received a very funny story in my emails this morning! The 'Middle Wife' by an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second grade classroom a few years back. When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids … Read More

via Maths Star

The Juggler

In Just for Fun, Uncategorized on September 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Oh how I wish I could juggle!  Not that I would like to be in a circus, although sometimes I feel like I am.   It’s only Tuesday and I feel like I could do with tomorrow being Saturday.  Today has been one of those days where my plans flew out of the window.  I have a website to get finished for one of my clients that I need to have complete by 10am on Thursday.

So my day began trying to clear all of the small stuff off of my desk, only for new stuff to arrive.  Then people started to arrive for a little chat or some help with their work. I gathered my thoughts and carried on through the workload, only to receive an email about something I should have done but I hadn’t, not because I forgotten to do it, but I had not received the original email asking me to do the thing I hadn’t done.  I could see the closing straight at about 5 o’clock and thought only 3 more jobs and a blog to write.  But then the phone went with someone needing something done in a hurry.  Helped them out and the phone went with someone wanting some programming advice, only for the phone to go again with the original person needing more help.  In my job, everyone else thinks their work is more important than mine!

My wife came home to this stressed out wreck in the corner!  So I need juggling lessons or maybe I need to learn to say I am too busy.  Who knows but its been a long day!  Everyone thinks that working for yourself has its perks but I can’t find any.  The thing is, would I change my life and get a job?  No!  Why not?  Well, although it’s stressful, I like my job and the feeling of achievement with the ability to help others.  Now . . . where did I put those juggling balls?