Friday 21 June 2024

Note to self

 Don't come in drunk wanting one more beer

I'll be very much disappointed.  Mmm... salty!

That woke her up


Next door's evil cat was let out.  It didn't stay long after I squirted it with my water pistol.  They got into a fight outside our front door earlier in the week.  There was lots of fur everywhere.  Not sure if it was from Josie or this dick head.  He's also the one that came into our house and scratched my legs to pieces when I was trying to shoe it out.  What a wanker.

Even if I wanted to work

 I couldn't.

No weight loss

Excluding weekends I've been to the gym 15 days in a row and i've still not lost any weight. I've definitely trimmed down though so unless i'm storing up a really big shit I must have replaced it with muscle. 

I'm beating my distance on the elliptical, up to 10.8km in 45 mins now and I just beat my fastest 500m swim (12m59s).  When I would normally have done 1 at a push 2 front crawl swims per 20 laps i'm now doing 10.  Let's hope I can keep it up. 

Thursday 20 June 2024

6 more months

Contracts came through this afternoon and I've signed and sent them back to HR.

Who knew I actually snored?

I usually charge my watch overnight so have never used the sleep monitoring feature.  I've tried it for a few nights this week and it turns out I do snore...

Wednesday 19 June 2024

New contract

 Well looks like i'm going to be fully employed till the end of the year.  My company has offered me a new and improved ftc (fixed term contract).  It's a new role that they created that spreads across Risk, Capital and aggregation management.  It comes with a £20k per year increase in base pay, plus due to the timings will get a 15% retention bonus (if I stay to the end of the year) instead of the normal company bonus scheme.  That's a win win for me as it's due to be another heavy year in terms of US landing hurricanes so the company has a high chance of not making targets.  This is more of a guarantee! To top that off i'll be here in July too which means I trigger another bonus, a nice little £2.7k for taking part in a successful project last year.

Hello birdie

 Since i've scared off next doors cats (with a water pistol) i've started to see a few extra things outside my office window.  Here's a friendly bird.


 I had to help the dragonfly escape before the dog ate it.

Last night's game

 We managed to hook up one of the TVs in the function room above the pub last night.  We're going through a huge cave system at the minute.  Pretty good fun.