52. Knowing me that light at the end of the tunnel, might just be lighting.

tunnel-2Between my last blog entry, which was only two weeks ago, things were being thrown at me thick and fast. All just a few days apart…

New Job

At the new job, on the first Friday of every month the newbies have to tell the rest of the teams a little about themselves. They also have to present two truths and a lie for the teams to try and guess the lie.

Mine were the following…Read More »

50. If You’re Lying, I’ll Be Back

TerminatorElisabeth Kuber-Ross was a famous Swiss-American psychiatrist, specialising in working with terminally ill patients. Her most famous work was her book ‘on Death and Dying’. Within it she devised the Kubler-Ross model which was originally intended to describe the emotional states experienced by terminally ill patients. It is popularly known as the five stages of grief. The five stages are: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. That has since been revised and Shock has been added as the first stage.

The Bucannon-Ellis model (have to make it sound scientific and posh) has eight stages. They however differ considerably from the Kuber-Ross model. They are: Shock,  Cuss, Evaluation, Nothing, Lie and Believe, Binge, Plan & F-youRead More »

49. Not all Anniversaries are good but hey.

1-year-old

Last Friday the battery in my van had run down and I needed one of the tires reflated, so I called out the AA. About twenty minutes later along came Dave. A cheery, talkative chap. I soon found out that he was actually studying for the Knowledge. For those outside London that’s where trainee black cab drivers learn all the roads and streets of London and be able to describe in detail how to get from point A to point B from memory.Read More »