Bank holidays have always escaped me.Since starting work in an office, it's been good to start taking advantage of bank holidays and enjoying the extra time off. Working in retail I always used to be working. It would be busy, lots of other people would have the time off and living in the waterfront city of Portsmouth, a lot of people visit the sea on their long weekend.
Over the last bank holiday, me and the Other Half didn't spend it by the sea, but instead headed inland to my home village (think Vicar of Dibley kind of village) for the annual May Fair.
The May Fair in Aldbury is a huge event. Every year hundreds of people all across the county visit the tiny village of Aldbury, to take part in raffles, check out some of the local goods, try their luck on the coconut shy and even send their fluffy loved ones down the 'Teddy Tower of Terror'.
It's the biggest event in the village, and takes months to organise. It's incredible the amount of dedication put in fr…
The British summer is here. Time for sun, sea and sand. Not that, Portsmouth manages to have a whole lot of sun sometimes. Going abroad on holiday is never cheap, but friends and family are flying off to a variety of different places around the globe. There are a number of different schools of thought on how to save dough when it comes to flying abroad. For some, the best way is to sit and wait for the flights to first be announced at the beginning of the year. Others, the risk takers, are the people daring enough to rock up at the airport and get a last minute seat on a plane going anywhere. In my obscure vision, they seem a lot like stocks and shares - no one really knows the best way. My holiday money-saving fixes are: 1. Luggage, or lack of. When me and the other half travel abroad, as much as I moan about wanting to take a suitcase, packing clothes in hand luggage does save a good buck. 2.Packing less The key to this is very similar to having a capsule wardrobe. Owning simple, effective …
I've recently started a new job, which you may have noticed with the very slow coming job application posts. I have more coming, better late than never eh!
It's been interesting adapting from being on my feet all day to starting work in an office.
There are so many changes I've had to get used to. But I'll get into those more in another post.
This weekend was the companies end of quarter, which means appraisals, meetings and presentations. But what was different from anywhere else I've worked, was going for drinks after!
The other companies I have worked for had always made note of each quarter. We'd get some sort of correspondence and maybe the odd meeting from our operational manager. But we never celebrated it, not to the extent of the company I currently work for.
It was an interesting day, everyone was talking about plans for the night, whether they were going, where they were going, what they were up to. Those who weren't going out suffered the odd bi…