The week ahead

the-week-aheadRight then, sit rep, on the sofa having completed very little of what I should have done. I have however completed a small shed load of laundry but now need to iron it.

Monday – completing reviews and APR

Tuesday – prep training course, and check plan for Friday.

Wed – practice call

And cant remember more.

An annual review is due at some point and will complete that, and look  forward to the getting to know you session.

outside of work:

  • swimming
  • touch rugby
  • dance

Thats the main bits covered I think.

Touch Rugby Thursday

An interesting session in wet and windy conditions. Made more interesting by the appearance of more Rugby league apprentices.Certainly they have youth and enthusiasm on their side, but lacking discipline. It seems to be deemed ok to break some of the important simple rules of the game that are there to keep it safe for everyone. The justification of its just Bob or Jim is not acceptable and next week will see a clamp down. I did call shoulders a few times, but the sin bin comes next….

When everyone is playing the game as we should its great, lets not let it get spoiled.

Been a busy couple of days, and another busy one expected.

So we’ve tumbled into another week and there is no end in sight! We’ve got visits from another local company coming in to see what we do and how we do it, so there is a bit of presentation stuff to be done tomorrow. Really light prep is complete but its enough to keep me moving. Some mind maps and pictures done to give overview of the what but no so much the how and that we will take them through. Its going to be, very reactionary, it has to be almost to give them something out of the day.

But before all of that, we’ve got more practice calls for our payroll colleagues which is more of a challenge for me being non-payroll based, bit i suppose it keeps me entertained. Oh dear. Wish us all luck with that one.

Tuesday night saw a rejigged Ceroc night at Gateshead to allow for a change due to my mothers birthday plans. Nice to see some new people there, and I hope i introduced them and helped them get over the initial hurdle. Its disapoiting though to see others, not easing off and letting the new ones gain confidence slowly and pick up at own speed rather than full on head in etc… But, thats not my issue, nor is it in my control.

Lastly for now, APR season, I must do it, I really must.

long day, long night, and sleep

My word its been a long day, which started with the sniffles, I suspect its a precursor to man flu but hey ho. I’ve taken some VIT C energy drink and that just turns my pee a funny colour, but hey ho. A long patchy morning and an equally longer afternoon meeting didnt raise the mood any either. From this didnt want to, but i did attend the gym. Now everything hurts.

Night all



Falcons defeated, my prediction was a win by 3….

Sunday afternoon rugby turned to disappointment following a great start with an early try to the mighty Falcons. We had it under control and then boom the self destruction button was deployed. We could have/should have closed out the game but some poor decision making and no luck let us down. Mr Small the referee didn’t have a consistent game and that lead to frustrations and home defeat, when we should have won.


Onwards we go to the next game of the season.



Biggest game for a while, and competition coming up…

Well the regular Thursday night picked up some speed today with an increase in number of the rugby league players. They all have the annoying habit of being young and quick! This doesn’t work well for some like me – fat, old and slow! In all fairness, though it was good fun, and i did enjoy it, but suspect I may hurt a little in the morning.

This leads then onto the next issue, we’ve got a competition, all be it social on Friday evening. So, straight from work, I’ll get my self across to Percy Park for a mixed social event. I shall no doubt referee a bit, and loo forward to the aches and pains that will no doubt entail.

Late now, so night all.