Okay Chums, I’m late again with my blog and I do apologise but Mein Gott, (as my old German Shepherd used to say) what a month December was! There’s me looking forward to throttling back a bit in the training department and finishing off the new kitchen installation at home. I also rather foolishly imagined putting my feet up on occasion and watching the odd old film.
Unfortunately Madame Fate had other ideas for me, I was absolutely banged out with training and ended up working until the day before Christmas Eve. I only just managed to get the sink and hob connected in time for Christmas dinner! Consequently that meant that Ted was working back on the kitchen again the day after Boxing Day. Mind you, judging by the rubbish that I did see on telly over Christmas it’s hardly surprising it’s a peak period for suicide. Still, the upshot is that the kitchen refurb project is just about complete and is now only awaiting a few finishing touches. Such as fixing all the sockets, spurs and switches back in place – its funny isn’t it, how as Electricians we do things that we wouldn’t dream of doing in a customer’s house!
Anyway, getting that job out of the way means I am now preparing for the next DIY project – the master bedroom refurb. But I think a few weekends off are in order first. And I must catch up on my CPD, I haven’t been to an exhibition or lecture for yonks now.
With regard to Ted Barrett Services, work is already pouring in and although I could get more choosy, I shall remain loyal to my long-time clients. At the moment, I’m sat writing this in the Travelodge restaurant in Finsbury Park looking out on a rainy night watching the world go by (and I’m reminded of one my old favourite tunes “Rainy night in Georgia” – Randy Crawford did a good job, but the original, male version is extremely soulful). Anyway, I digress, this month (January) I have multiple bookings in the London area, Nottingham and Southampton.
When I was doing my Cert Ed (Certificate of Education) it was mandatory to keep a diary of all the experiences, feelings and ideas that you had regarding teaching. The tutors told us that this could be a “cathartic” process. In other words you may feel better having a gripe about your day and it could also serve as a source of material for those endless assignments and write-ups.
So when someone suggested I maintain a blog I thought I would have a go. Now I know from the website stats that people are reading it but I have not received a single comment as yet (apart from myself when I travelled back in time for a while). So what I’m going to do is keep up the monthly blog until July 2017 and reduce to 2 or 3 monthly updates thereafter.
So until next month, comrades, I shall wish you well and say farewell.