still alive

Just a short post to say that I'm still alive, and to apologise for being uncharacteristically uncommunicative of late. I decided to take a small break before launching myself fully into the search for my next job, I bimbled down to Doncaster for Carol's wedding as I've already mentioned, I also spent a happy couple of days in the hills with Justin, and since then I've been enjoying my house and its surroundings: going for little local walks, pottering at long neglected little jobs round the house, and keeping a low-key local social-life going.

I've been keeping a low-level job search going in the background, making applications for anything that looks like the right move (one in particular I should hear back about this week and I'm quite hopeful about) and somewhat surprisingly the 'head-hunting' has started, albeit slowly: yesterday an agency specialising in design and layout type jobs rang me up having found me on Monster.com. That said I've not yet kicked into high gear with the whole thing and while I think I needed to take a wee break, I also think it's time I got on with it.

So, today was the last day of my break, I decided that at the weekend (actually I decided that yesterday was but then some stuff appeared that I needed to do at home today) and decided that I'm going to start getting up at the same time as my working house-mates at least four of the five days in a working week (if nothing else to help me get a grip back on which day is which!) going into town and... well at that point the plan is a little wooly, there are temp agencies to approach in the short term and the bigger agencies to pester in person perhaps. More useful than that I expect will be finding some means of approaching potential employers directly... that part needs more thought. Watch this space (and I promise it won't be so empty over the coming weeks)
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