I’ve been absent lately, but I’ve been going through some changes. Some people see change as both good and bad – but we need to see how it pans out before we decide which. I was made redundant just before Christmas 2013. Redundant, it’s a pretty hideous word. It makes one feel unwanted, unloved, that everything you worked for has been for nothing and you’re tossed aside like a wet rag. There are some big changes happening, lots of cuts across the board – so I’m not the only one who is going through change, but that didn’t make it any less hurtful; or lessen the stress from the two-year lengthy consultation period of uncertainty followed by the inevitable. I wasn’t in a good place. My home life was bleeding and my craft was suffering. Then there was the reprieve; an opportunity for change. I’m fortunate to have landed another job through redeployment – but its something completely different. I’d been doing the same job for over sixteen years and now I’m going to be doing something else. In truth, I was a little worried about how I would adapt, but we’re built to adapt. Change is good; it opens your eyes to something you didn’t think you’d particularly engage. So when faced with change, grab the opportunity to change, Carpe Diem!
- Introducing my very own ‘Creek Bay’ beer, brewed by very talented & wonderful guy @uncruliar It’s super tasty too. 7.5% of yummy goodness... Traditional Old Strong Ale gives a caramel backbone overlaid with fruitcake and honey flavours from East Kent Goldings hops #beer #beeroftheday #aleWaking to snow always makes me smileLet sleeping cats lie #catsofinstagram #sleepingcat #wheredoisleepAbsolutely wonderful and unexpected gift. Stunning fragrances Vanilla & Patchouli (just so happens to combine my two favourite fragrances) and Blood Orange & Lemon. Who doesn’t want candles in a cool beer can! #candlesofinstagram #beer