Wow. That was an intense six weeks. And no blog posts. What happened?
There’s a horrible chest infection type thing doing the rounds. It resulted in my first sick line in TWENTY years. My period of sickness began on the first day of the world cup. It does sound suspicious, I grant you that, but five minutes in my company back then would have dispersed any doubts you had about my illness. Very bleurgh and doesn’t really make you want to blog much.
Bizarrely, the only other sick line I’ve had was also as the result of an incident on the very first day of the world cup. The day Scotland played Brazil in the opening game of the 1998 world cup in France, I broke my wrist playing a drunken game of 20-a-side in Garnethill in Glasgow. The less said about that, the better.
Now, my daughter has this chest infection. She’s on her third, different set of antibiotics, and even had a trip to A&E when her breathing was affected.
The trip to A&E was while we were on a holiday in Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Yorkshire coast. The rest of the holiday was trying to persuade Eve to take this disgusting medicine when all she wanted to do was either cough, or chill out on the beach.
I’ve also been going through the longest job application process imagineable. The closing date for the job was back in April, but since then I’ve been going through a series of online numerical, literacy and situational judgement tests. I got an interview, but so have FIVE HUNDRED other people. I’ve been prepping for a presentation and doing research on the interview techniques involved. (Strength based interviews, anyone?)
The best part of the last couple of months has therefore been sickness, holidays and job prep. Combine that with a full-time job and normal family life, and the blog has had to take a back seat.
I’ll be back soon, though. I enjoy it too much to let it slide for too long. 🙂