HomeDanny Diary | Page 6 | On the sun-lounger | Forum

Danny Diary | Page 6 | On the sun-lounger | Forum

Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Danny Diary
Mon 17-Feb-14
9:14 am
Avatar
eileen54
Somerset

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 4424
Member Since:
Tue 1-Jan-13
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

good luck Danny

Never give up Tomorrow is another day.

Mon 17-Feb-14
10:25 am
Avatar
Ambersparkle

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 6699
Member Since:
Wed 22-Dec-10
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Gr4eat that your Prospects are improving Danny. Will keep my Fingers crossed for you. wave

Mon 17-Feb-14
11:16 am
Avatar
irist
Cornwall UK

Expert
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 730
Member Since:
Mon 23-May-11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Good to hear your news, Danny.  Fingers crossed that one of the jobs will have your name on it.

Mon 17-Feb-14
11:16 am
Avatar
Terrier
York

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 4518
Member Since:
Tue 22-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I stopped smoking when I finished work, but still have the occasional small cigar, VERY occasional. Mike is a pipe smoker but not a heavy smoker, it's rather nice to smell the pipe smoke. 

good luck on the job front Danny! still searching here for some extra work too! I know in a few weeks the gardening will pick up again! but at the moment I could do with something.

Mon 17-Feb-14
11:52 am
Avatar
Toffeeapple
North Bucks

Members

Moderators
Forum Posts: 16337
Member Since:
Tue 22-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I can't stand the smell of tobacco smoke anymore and avoid smokers like the plague, everything smells bad, breath, hair and clothes so I am pleased to hear that you have stopped.

Good luck with the jobs, the right one will find you evenutally.

I'll try that again!

Mon 17-Feb-14
12:06 pm
Avatar
brightspark
Wilts

Supreme Being
Members
Forum Posts: 10534
Member Since:
Wed 30-Dec-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Good luck from me, too - I hope you catch one of the buses !! whistle  big_hug

brightsparklystuff

Women are like tea bags. . .
you never know how strong they are
until they're in hot water.
- Eleanor Roosevelt -
Mon 17-Feb-14
1:36 pm
Avatar
Terrier
York

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 4518
Member Since:
Tue 22-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Danny

are you registered with a job site called city calling?

just got some jobs sent through that are interesting, might be up your street, was going to email you, but iPad doesn't recognise you in my mail contacts and can't remember your email address.

Mon 17-Feb-14
4:34 pm
Avatar
danast
Argyll, Scotland

Supreme Being
Members
Forum Posts: 10232
Member Since:
Thu 24-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

wave  Good luck Danny!  big_hug

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class

Tue 18-Feb-14
8:27 am
Avatar
Danny
Scarborough, England
Admin
Forum Posts: 5516
Member Since:
Sat 12-Aug-06
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks all. It's time for the next Big Adventure, wherever that may be!

@ Janet - no, never heard of City Calling but will definitely sign up

@ Sue - too true about the longing to smoke never going away. Forewarned is forearmed.

Got called for interview at Thomson, probably Wed. So here we go . . .

Never knowingly underfed

Tue 18-Feb-14
8:36 pm
Avatar
Terrier
York

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 4518
Member Since:
Tue 22-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

If you struggle to find them drop me a note and I'll send you what I have, there are a few IT sort of jobs, the ones the other day were for Jet 2

Wed 19-Feb-14
8:54 am
Avatar
Danny
Scarborough, England
Admin
Forum Posts: 5516
Member Since:
Sat 12-Aug-06
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Found them. Thanks, Janet. I am only interested in IT Project Manager jobs, fyi.

The interview in Luton has been scheduled for March 3rd, dammit, after they asked about my availability to do it this week. Bloomin' clients - never do what you expect or hope they will aargh

 

Never knowingly underfed

Wed 19-Feb-14
11:57 am
Avatar
Hattie
Bucks/Oxon Border

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 6920
Member Since:
Mon 21-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Good luck Danny......hope it works out for you.  big_hug  ok

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Sun 30-Mar-14
7:22 am
Avatar
Danny
Scarborough, England
Admin
Forum Posts: 5516
Member Since:
Sat 12-Aug-06
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Simon asked after Fiona on Facebook, so here is an update:

Fiona is well. Her mum appears to have settled in the retirement home at last, although she grows more frail every week and is still quite demanding. F goes to visit for lunch every Sunday. Today, her sister is taking her mum to F’s place for Mother’s Day Sunday lunch. The mum scenario took a lot of time and effort by Fiona and her sister. I think it took a lot out of F as well.

The 2nd of our three Min Pins, Inca, died recently. She was very attached to F. I called her F’s familiar and she went everywhere with Fiona to guard and protect so she is sorely missed. F decided to get another dog immediately, which was a good idea. She came across a lady in Norfolk who was no longer able to look after her two female Italian greyhounds. F went to inspect and came away with them. Ruby and Sandy.

Quito, the oldest of the Min Pins at 15, has outlived both his consorts, Contessa and Inca. He has cataracts and is frail but he really perked up when the other two arrived and loves them. It’s good for everybody.

Fiona’s car, the Duchess lol, blew a head gasket and is in the repair shop. Expensive. Luckily her mum bailed her out. Well, she can afford to as she sold her mid terrace house in Cambridge for a London price that would make your eyes water. Last summer F bought an electric bicycle, which is really coming into its own now.

Her eBay toy business is still going but does not really bring in enough to cover all the bills. I think her inheritance may be imminent but we don’t talk about that! It would help matters greatly.

We are each other’s best friend and it’s a good relationship. Cheveley is about 170 miles from Leeds so it’s a 3.5 hour drive and £80 for petrol in my car. I will call in when I can afford to go, ideally once a month. I have crashed on her sofa twice while doing interviews. Both times for a week. We both found them to be enjoyable, with no bickering or ill feeling. Just good friends.

Never knowingly underfed

Sun 30-Mar-14
7:42 am
Avatar
SumpRat
Reading

Councillor
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 1034
Member Since:
Sun 7-Mar-10
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks for the update Dan, do give fiona our best.

I is heartening to hear that you are both still friends

A well fed rat is a HappyRat    A smile a day keeps the psychiatrist away.

Sun 30-Mar-14
7:46 am
Avatar
Danny
Scarborough, England
Admin
Forum Posts: 5516
Member Since:
Sat 12-Aug-06
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

As for me, my two great job prospects both flopped. One large Indian IT firm wanted me for a roving assignment, starting with a client in Basle. Having said they wanted me on-site on March 10 and after three expensive interviews that cost me £200, they changed their minds after three weeks because of my poor credit history. The other one was the much delayed project in Hatfield that I was hanging on for since Sep. I had three interviews for that and was supposed to start in Nov before it was delayed again. Now it’s kicking off but they don’t want me because I have not worked for almost a year. Oh, the irony of it!

Anyway, I now have to get off my backside and find an income. I have started using freelancer.com for writing assignments. Anything from 200 words about Hedgehogs as Pets to 1,000 words about one of the latest diet “miracle substances”. I always liked writing so it’s quite enjoyable even though the hours are long. It’s good for me and I feel better now that I am doing something. But the pay is crummy, less than minimum wage. Never mind. It’s a start and it seems that assignments are plentiful.

Two buyers asked me to work directly with them, saving freelancer.com fees. Both bilked me in the end to the tune of $235. I will not be so gullible again for sure.

I picked up a huge load of beermats that were donated to my local CRUK shop for £15. Several hindered at least. Next I must do some research and list the more valuable ones on eBay. Fingers crossed. I have no idea whether they will be in demand or not.

Nothing else to report, really. No romance but I do have my 11 year old car that is MOTd, taxed and insured until the end of Jan and I am enjoying my time here in Leeds. It’s a nice city. 

Never knowingly underfed

Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 767

Currently Online:
15 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

brightspark: 10534

danast: 10232

Aly: 9516

Sooliz: 8084

Hattie: 6920

Ambersparkle: 6699

JoannaS: 4800

Terrier: 4518

eileen54: 4424

Hannah: 4231

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 10

Members: 16162

Moderators: 2

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 6

Forums: 25

Topics: 2272

Posts: 123055

Newest Members:

datafastproxiespx01, IrinaSepsy, MariyaGrona, ThomasNaw, ScottTyhor, NetworthRCM

Moderators: Toffeeapple: 16337, AdminTA: 10

Administrators: fn: 333, Danny: 5516