It has been a year since I first started this blog; to be more accurate I started it on the second of January. When I look back and read some of the posts that I wrote, they jog certain memories that I would have forgotten about. I have really enjoyed my blogging experience so far, but I kind of wished that I was a bit more consistent instead of leaving it for a couple of weeks before posting. But hey! Sometimes things happen in life I guess.
I’d just to say a big thank you to all the great comments, likes, follows, and whatnots lol!
Right! for the most part I would describe myself as a positive and optimistic individual for 99.9% of the time, but there are people that cause me to rant & rave because of their stupidity.
Allow me to explain! I have been unemployed for a while, so to keep myself occupied when I am not doing a Jobsearch I volunteer my time for a local charity, teaching the elderly how to use a PC; I may have mentioned this before. Basically It keeps me sane and eager to search for full time employment. Also being unemployed means I have to keep in contact with my employment advisor who has to make sure that I am searching for work and not trying to get free hand outs…… Following me so far?
Well imagine my surprise when my advisor emailed me to say that I am not doing my job search properly because I have applied for the same job five times, to say that it had spoiled my morning was the understatement of the year. When I had finished my volunteering, I stormed over to the office, and caught my advisor as he was just heading off for his tea break.
He showed me the email; and this is the bit which got me! He said that I had applied for the same job. When I looked at his screen, I asked him about the reference numbers in the job details I sent him. He looked confused, so I said for him to look closer at the screen to see that I added ref numbers to each job I applied for. Can you believe he thought that I had just randomly typed in these numbers?????
When I got outside the building I shouted “IDIOT!!!!!” or other words to that effect. There are some people that just want to ruin my calm.
Next post will be positive, just wanted to get that off my chest. Thanks for reading
For the past few weeks I have been attending evening classes twice a week to gain a Maths and English qualification. Even though I am proficient in both, I left school early, so in a lot of ways not having a Maths and English qualification has kind of hindered me somewhat. I went to a pretty bad school, where if you were near the bottom of the class you wouldn’t really be learning anything, in fact I learnt more when I left school, and I think that is true for a lot of people.
This whole thing came at about the start of this year, where I had been doing voluntary work for just over a year teaching the elderly how use a computer for the first time. I was told by a few customers that I was a good teacher and that perhaps I should consider it, so after giving it some thought I had a chat with my unemployment advisor, and he made a phonecall on my behalf.
A month after that I received an email from the college asking if I could come in for an initial assessment for the course I was applying for; it was a year long course on how to teach adults in what is known as the lifelong learning sector. After handing in my CV/Resume, the tutor mentioned that I had no Maths or English qualifications, to which I narrowmindedly said that I didn’t need them as I already had the skills anyway. She said that I wouldn’t be able to do the course without them, so I finally had to bite the bullet and do both the courses.
So, a few weeks ago I had my first lesson. As I arrived at the college, the nerves started to get the better of me, and all sorts of thoughts ran through my mind; will it be like last time? will my teacher be useless? will I fail? I need not of worried, everyone in the class was really friendly, the tutors have been awesome, and the best thing of all is that I am learning new things which I didn’t even know about. All in all I am so glad to do these courses
Summer has passed and Autumn has only just begun here in the UK. Looking back, it has been a rather splendid summer with hardly any rain, but lots of sunshine & homemade ice-cream . It was after deciding to do a post about a cycle ride through the New Forest that I’d thought I would enjoy the very last rays of the summer sun.
The beautiful and busy village/town of Lyndhurst (above)
There is something very special about the New Forest, and I consider myself very fortunate that I live so near to such a beautiful part of the south coast. On a whim, I decided that I wouldn’t plan my cycling trip, and just go with my instinct….. And just hoped that I wouldn’t get lost.
Taking a short break and a great sport for a quick lunch (below)
I was just going to take a photo of a wild pony above when it decided to become very photo shy, so all I got was this grassland. The photos of the pony were to blurry to post on here.
Below is the lake situated in the middle of the gorgeous and picturesque village of Beaulieu.
The sun starting to set as my cycling trip comes to a close.
When I got home it was dark, but I had a great day. There is nothing better than spending time out there with mother nature, even though I was tired I felt as though my spirits were well and truly lifted.