Wednesday 30 September 2020
Tuesday 29 September 2020
Just spoken to the recruiter and HR have been in touch and they're drawing up a contract now. It's only a 3 month extension but it was mentioned that it was likely to be extended again.
I'm happy with that. 6 months would have been better but the market is a little funny at the moment so I can understand where they're coming from. They're a tiny company, compared to what i'm used to, there's around 50 people but they're expanding considerably and taking on some fairly hefty portfolios next year to keep things interesting.
Monday 28 September 2020
Looks like my contract is getting extended. Just got off a call with HR to say that there was a meeting tomorrow with the Chief Actuary and wanted to know if I was interested in renewing.
I told her I am
I don't know if it's another 3 or a more reasonable 6 months yet but we will see.
Sunday 27 September 2020
April bought me a lobster cracker and set of lobster picks for my birthday and yesterday I finally managed to use them.
Friday 25 September 2020
Up until a week ago Arthur has been sleeping in our room since he was born and to save both of us having to get up during the night to settle him i've been sleeping upstair in the top front room. Arthur is now semi reliably going down to sleep at around 7:30 in his own room so now I can have my old bed back. Or I could if we didn't have a new puppy. I had to sleep downstairs with her on the sofa for the first 3 nights. Last night was my first in over 4 months sleeping in my own bed. Not sure how happy April is about this...
Monday 21 September 2020
Friday 18 September 2020
After dropping of Flo this morning I spotted this guy and considered for a minute whether or not I should walk past him.
Thursday 17 September 2020
I want a spare pair of batteries for my lightsaber as when left in the sabre they slowly discharge.
Tuesday 15 September 2020
Since Covid19 started appearing in the UK and we were put in quarantine i've tried to keep up my step count so have been doing a lot of walking. Since Flo's been allowed back at the nursery i've been taking the hour before I have to start work at 9:30 to walk around our local parks.
Here I am today.
Monday 14 September 2020
I think this kickstarter took around 18 months to arrive. I think I drunk ordered though as it's only one die. Given the amount it cost, it's not even a set.
There's an AR (Augmented Reality) app on my phone and one of the options is trying out makeup. The phone's camera and software analyse your face and then suggest what makeup you should use.
We had some friends over for dinner and movie night last night, two of them are vegetarian, one permanent the other just for the month so I cooked them a butternut squash, we had roast beef.
I did the food shopping with Flo so when I was looking for the squash Flo also spotted a pumpkin. Here he is.
Friday 11 September 2020
After what must be nearly 6 months our carpeting is finally finished! The runner had to be sent away to get stitched up down the sides, but it's finally in now.
Thursday 10 September 2020
9 days before we get little Arwen home and our garden needed puppy profing.
Wednesday 9 September 2020
Tuesday 8 September 2020
We got home from picking up Florence and the fire had started again. FFS
Monday 7 September 2020
I watched the ITV charity football game last night and donated thirty pounds, this was tripled to ninety pounds by the government and some vaccination organisation. I had the idea that you should be able to donate money to your own club during normal matches.
- Your aging striker misses another sitter, please donate now to order a new one
- Your overweight central defender ate too many pies during the summer break, please donate now to help fund getting his stomach stapled
- Your manager loses his 9th game on the trot, donate now to contribute to his leaving do
Sunday 6 September 2020
Saturday 5 September 2020
Friday 4 September 2020
Or in my case, cold hard British pounds. It's been another mostly quiet week at work this week. Apart from two anomalies where I worked till 8 and gone 10 a couple of weeks ago, I've finished work at 5:30 every day so far.
It will pick up over the next couple of weeks before a big submission to Lloyd's but we're almost there. Or at least my part is.
And all this for an extra 11.11% more to my daily rate when compared to my last place. I did have nearly 3 months off in between roles which is not ideal but the timing of that couldn't have been better with helping out with Flo and the new arrival.
Wednesday 2 September 2020
Dog walking waterproof coat
Paul Weller's new album
A Star Wars game for children
Poop bag holder
Ray Mears outdoor cook book
Lobster pick set
Lobster claw pan holders
£20 from my mum
Large ceramic Le Creuset oven dish
Tub of mini cola bottles
Colin the Caterpillar cake