Thursday, April 13, 2017

Phew! Two weeks into my new job and I finally have time to post a blog as I now have four days off.
An interesting 'induction' which to be honest, if I was new to this job and the company, I would have walked away and sought another job elsewhere. Dropped in at the deep end although people have been very supportive and my immediate boss is a really nice bloke. I shan't say anymore about it for now as it is early days yet and the other two thirds of the team hasn't yet arrived. What has been lovely is meeting colleagues whom I last saw fifteen years ago and catching up on news. By the way, when you read news articles about trolleys queued up in corridors in A and E with ambulances full and unable to unload... believe every word of it.

Otherwise I have been a dull boy with all work and little play although my model making continues apace and I built my first hairy plane in many years. A very small biplane model of a BE 2c from the first world war. It is currently in storage before I paint it as the cats have been honing their hunting instincts and a couple of built models met a very grizzly end!

This Russian BA 20 is almost finished but weathering and markings still required. It is safely tucked away and the aerial is a recycled cats whisker!

These are the latest kits to join my stash although I took delivery of a Hetzer tank this evening. It looks cute for a monstrous machine of war primarily because of its small size.

During my absence I missed my 11th Blogday although to be honest I wasn't too bothered about it. The worrying news about Syria and North Korea plus the ever impending financial melt down which perhaps a major war will address plus my job had a tendency to occupy my mind. Surprisingly I have had some very early nights and in bed at 9.30 because of the tiredness. Lots of walking and hospitals are certainly large places but I am enjoying the walking. I will also have the opportunity to eventually commute by bicycle which I am looking forward to. The journey is about two miles so not too arduous although the return trip home after a twelve hour shift might be interesting. As I said, early days yet and with new senior managers and other changes taking place, it could be a few months before I have a better idea as to whether I made a sensible choice. A means to an end with my earnings to pay the mortgage off, camper van, etc... before I finally retire from nursing to pursue my dreams. Time for a well earned beer and some more music (Humble Pie if you're interested).


Blogger Scoakat said...

Happy 11th Blogday, Declan!
I knew it was around mine sometime, and yes, it is only as big a deal as you make of it. But I think remembering it is good and mentioning it is fun.

I hope you made a good choice and the job works out for you. Do your best and see what comes of it, I guess. I wish I could write about my work sometimes.

1:47 am  
Blogger delcatto said...

Thank you Scott.
I have to be careful about mentioning work and certainly nothing that may be deemed to breach confidentiality.

12:47 pm  
Anonymous Blue Witch said...

Happy BlogDay, belatedly.

Work is best viewed as exchanging your time for the money necessary to not have to work any more. Try not to let it grind you down... Hard when you care, I know.

6:29 pm  

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