Monday, December 14, 2009

I won!

I play bridge. I'm not very good. But I came first out of 37 in tonight's competition once my handicap was counted. And I was 6th overall. A very good result.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Still kicking!

Been busy working for the NHS for not much money. Got an interview next week.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Job update

Got an interview on the 27th. No news from the Shetlands.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Still unemployed
Six months of stress and worry
My life sucks right now

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"Bother", said Q

as he failed to get the job.

I had an interview on Thursday which proved to be unsuccessful. One of the interviewers has very kindly agreed to give me a post-mortem later this week.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Not dead yet!

Bridge last night totally sucked. I just played awfully.

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Ugly Duckling

This one's for Misty!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Oh look, a lottery scam!

I've just received a letter - not an email but an actual letter, complete with hand-affixed stamp - from the 'International Lottery Commission' saying I've won a shedload of money in a Spanish lottery run by 'La Primitiva'.

Trouble is, I never entered a Spanish lottery.

Trouble is, they're using the U.K. National Lottery logo.

Trouble is, the offices are in Madrid, but the letter's been sent from Malaga.

Trouble is, I plugged the names into my usual search engine and, well, was less than surprised to learn that it's a scam.

Well, it's a break from the usual Nigerian scams.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

"Bother", said Quartz

as he didn't get the job because his security clearance has fully lapsed.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Confounded weather!

I play Bridge and this evening's session has been cancelled because of the weather.

And I have another interview tomorrow

It's looking very hopeful. I've learned the lessons of last time.

I just hope that I don't get stuck on the way there.

Friday, January 09, 2009

And so I have an interview

Things are finally looking up. I've been asked to not say where, but it's a company with a very interesting range of products and services and I'm a good fit for them.