Category Archives: Work

Pre-Christmas catch-up

The stomach virus that has been doing the rounds recently has finally struck Wendy and I but thankfully not the kids. ¬†With us both confined to bed and couch respectively, I thought I’d do a brief catch-up on what’s been … Continue reading

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Feathered friends

I have had a day of positive avian influence. This morning, I woke to the alarm and, having switched it off, lay back to listen to the tuis out-sqwauking the other early birds in the trees along our little road. … Continue reading

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A Tail of Two Mice and a Rat

Thanks to an understanding boss and CEO, I have had the blessing of being able to work from home this week so that I can get a few personal matters sorted while still covering my work. ¬†However, a day working … Continue reading

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Catch up

Life has been busy since my last post and I have had a fair amount to occupy my time. Consequently, blogging has taken second place to real life but, in the fashion of my good chum David, here’s a quick … Continue reading

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Lunch with cicadas

Today’s LDL cholesterol-avoidance lunch Following the sad and untimely death of an employee last year, my employer has recently taken a number of steps to support employees more in terms of lifestyle, health care and insurance provision. The onsite caterers … Continue reading

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Clearing the first hurdle

Unforeseen issues and last minute hold ups notwithstanding, come the 5th of December, I will be taking on a newly-created operations and strategy role with a regional utility company in based Auckland. It is a smaller company than my last … Continue reading

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Frequent flying

A while back, one of our brood managed to lose a large set of keys to our house and car. This must have, in some way, been working on the subconscious of my beloved earlier this morning because, in the … Continue reading

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Learning curves

Standing at the dining room window, watching our two middle kids walk away from the house and off to school, it stuck me how adaptable and trusting all four offspring have been. Whilst one might reasonably expect a child to … Continue reading

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Must try harder

Today, I have tanked, ploughed, crashed and burned. As the weeks pass and the interview count increases, it was only a matter of time before I turned in an interview performance that was less than sparkling and today was that … Continue reading

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Turbulence

“Oh…Dear…Lord…” My neighbour, whose fingers were clamped deeply and firmly into the headrest in front of him, was clearly not enjoying the flight and spent a good deal of it in the ‘brace’ position recommended on the card in the … Continue reading

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