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Pomona's Photo

Pomona

Thrilled and overwhelmed: got a post at a promoted level yesterday!
Mar 22 2017 06:48 AM
  • Moonhunter's Photo
    Moonhunter
    Just your sort of thing! No wonder you're excited! :)
    Mar 22 2017 06:19 PM
  • Ellinas's Photo
    Ellinas
    Well done.
    Mar 22 2017 10:18 PM
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    Roots
    I know what a challenge but pivotal the programme manager role can be Pomona! Well done indeed.
    Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Pomona's Photo

Pomona

I've started doing a 9-day fortnight at work, taking every 2nd Monday off (today is one) and it's absolutely bloody wonderful :-D
Mar 20 2017 07:55 AM
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    Reverend Nick
    How does it work? I'd be interested to know from a union perspective. Although we have a flexi time scheme it is very easy to over run your limit of 14 hours banked per month.

    Mar 20 2017 04:18 PM
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    Pomona
    We don't have an upper limit on our flexi - well, we do but it's not enforced because we have a smaller workforce and everyone recognises that people have to put in longer hours to get the work done with fewer people. We can take a maximum of 4 flexi days per month so can accumulate just over 29hrs.
    Mar 20 2017 06:45 PM
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    Moonhunter
    At one point I worked for a team based at Somerset House. It was a small unit with a heavy workload. We generally vied with each other as to who had the most carry forward. 100 was the starting point. That stopped with the mad G6. If you asked him how much he carried forward, he would answer in days, not hours.
    Mar 20 2017 08:21 PM
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Maeve

Sadly, we are selling our home ... I've posted some details in my blog should anyone be interested in buying in Norfolk ....
Mar 15 2017 01:13 PM
Reverend Nick's Photo

Reverend Nick

Very interesting link on the banner about PI - I never knew they had a PI Day. I was going to go to the butchers anyway today to buy a different kind of pie. Spooky or what? It must be something to do with the occult ;-)
Mar 14 2017 02:24 PM
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    Ellinas
    An occult pie? Is that the one with the impenetrable crust and the dark, murky interior?
    Mar 15 2017 10:08 PM
Ember Autumn Rose's Photo

Ember Autumn Rose

So, my dissertation is due on the 3rd. I should probably start and finish writing it ASAP.
Mar 06 2017 10:25 PM
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    Moonhunter
    yep. that sounds like a good idea. :)
    Mar 07 2017 09:59 AM
Reverend Nick's Photo

Reverend Nick

Tried my hand at preserving lemons today - for tagine cookery.
Mar 04 2017 10:37 PM
Isrith's Photo

Isrith

Changing my blog settings. Or trying to, haha. Feel stupid that I've had to call for technical help. Gah! haha
Mar 04 2017 09:05 AM
  • Ellinas's Photo
    Ellinas
    Technical stuff can be a truly bewildering web - so no need to feel stupid!!!
    Mar 04 2017 10:24 PM
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    Nomis
    Pah! it is a different language which most of us haven't got got the foggiest what it means. At least you asked for help, goodfor you
    Mar 05 2017 03:59 PM
Pomona's Photo

Pomona

Having a lovely birthday in the land of fire and ice :)
Feb 20 2017 04:54 PM
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    Nomis
    Hope your birthday (doesn't) go with a bang!! I dunno standing on a live volcanic island....sheeesh
    Feb 28 2017 10:20 PM
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    Veggie dancer
    Hope you had a wonderful time :)
    Mar 01 2017 08:56 AM
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    Isrith
    Oooooh!!! did you go to the Museum of Sorcery? It's a place I really want to see.
    Mar 04 2017 09:06 AM
Pomona's Photo

Pomona

Headed to Iceland tomorrow for birthday treat. Having purchased thermals, coat that keeps you warm to -40, new walking boots etc, they're experiencing the tail of that Caribbean front that's moving up from the south so not only am I unlikely to see the northern lights, I'm going to be significantly overdressed... gah...
Feb 18 2017 07:28 PM
Pomona's Photo

Pomona

Headed to Iceland tomorrow for birthday treat. Having purchased thermals, coat that keeps you warm to -40, new walking boots etc, they're experiencing the tail of that Caribbean front that's moving up from the south so not only am I unlikely to see the northern lights, I'm going to be significantly overdressed... gah...
Feb 18 2017 07:27 PM
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    Moonhunter
    lol! Typical. Have a great time!
    Feb 20 2017 11:12 AM
Ian Hillbeck's Photo

Ian Hillbeck

If I died and went straight to hell it would take me at least a week to realise I wasn't at work anymore.
Feb 01 2017 12:37 PM
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    Moonsmith
    Can I hope that it is a happy retirement?

    It is indeed wonderful. I have been retired for three years and I HAVEN'T done the gardening, and I HAVEN'T taken up a new hobby and I HAVEN'T taken on a new occupation and I HAVEN'T found myself "busier than when I was working" and I haven't regretted a moment of it.
    Just once I woke up thinking "Shit I haven't ordered the allan keys" but that was it.

    It's taken all of the three...
    Feb 06 2017 04:20 PM
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    Moonsmith
    ..... years to stop fingering people's windowcills and front doors but some things take time.

    You are a full time grandad.
    I hope that your retirement is as happy as mine is right now.
    Feb 06 2017 04:22 PM
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    Isrith
    hahaha, a perfect observation!
    Mar 04 2017 09:07 AM
Ellinas's Photo

Ellinas

I've found the "themes" button. The Valley has turned an airy sky-blue...
Jan 28 2017 10:25 PM
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    Veggie dancer
    Where is this mysterious themes button?
    Feb 28 2017 10:16 PM
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    Moonhunter
    Ah... just checked to give Veggie dancer directions. I seem to prefer water. :) VD - it's at the bottom of the page, just above the advert. Look for "Change theme"
    Mar 01 2017 09:37 AM
  • Isrith's Photo
    Isrith
    I found it just the other day when I was messing with my blog. Luverly colour!
    Mar 08 2017 12:26 AM
Ellinas's Photo

Ellinas

Heating's playing up. Blocked pipe. Here cometh the plumber...
Jan 15 2017 05:11 PM
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    Reverend Nick
    You've given it to us! Except our plumber has made it worse! Fortunately he hasn't charged us but we've now got to find someone else.
    Jan 26 2017 11:38 PM
  • Ember Autumn Rose's Photo
    Ember Autumn Rose
    And now us! :p Our central heating has decided to pack up... grr
    Jan 27 2017 03:21 PM
  • Ellinas's Photo
    Ellinas
    Trouble comes in 3's, they say... Sorry...
    Jan 28 2017 09:49 PM
Ember Autumn Rose's Photo

Ember Autumn Rose

Feeling very stressed and in a rut. Deadlines are looming and I've allowed depression to get the better of me... urgh :/
Jan 08 2017 10:24 PM
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    Ellinas
    I always find the best way to deal with deadlines is to aim to get stuff done well in advance if possible. Saves a lot of hassle later on. Not always practical, know.
    Jan 21 2017 10:24 PM
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    Ember Autumn Rose
    If I hadn't let depression get in the way, that's what I usually do - get the bulk done first :/
    Jan 23 2017 12:15 AM
  • Ellinas's Photo
    Ellinas
    Vicious circle, I suspect. Nearer the deadline gets...
    Jan 23 2017 10:23 PM
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Fairytattoo

Does anyone know any good relaxing techniques? I've got a hospital appointment next week that I'm getting anxious about
Jan 04 2017 03:59 PM
  • Ellinas's Photo
    Ellinas
    Breathing exercise. Just concentrate on the rhythm of your breathing.
    Jan 04 2017 10:42 PM
  • Pomona's Photo
    Pomona
    ^^^^ This. Breathe in for a slow count of 4, hold for 4, out for 4. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. And best of luck with the hospital.
    Jan 05 2017 09:33 PM
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    Beith*
    Breath is very important. You can add magnesium and the 'Rescue' from Bachs flowers

    Jan 07 2017 11:29 AM