Hey, if we were having a coffee this weekend I think I’d be lacking something to talk about.
It’s been one of those weeks that seems to have gone really rapidly now I look back on it. One of the people who now apparently works for me has taken to texting me before I get in in the morning. On Monday I got a message to say that I had 3 visitors waiting for me in the office.
Turns out I’ve been assigned to a consultant, which I didn’t know about. I also had a very senior manager and a consultant working with them turn up. They all asked me what they could do, which was a little strange considering that I didn’t know they were coming and didn’t need resource.
I love working in a team and I like managing teams, but my way is to normally make a plan and foster a team dynamic where people just come and essentially take jobs off the plan. When there is no work for someone to take, it causes me a problem!
So it’s been a little weird. I think I said last week that I didn’t see my new role as being a one person role. I still don’t think it is. I think there was a panic from certain people who spent too long saying that they couldn’t possibly do something that they’ve done two things – they’ve convinced themselves that they can’t do it and left themselves no time to do the stuff that would have left them far better prepared than needing someone to do a bit of tidy up now.
Away from work I’m feeling the need for retail therapy. My problem is that my “retail therapy” isn’t a couple of films and a pair of jeans! I need to buy a camera lens and tripod for my holiday. There are some new Star Wars Lego sets out that look amazing but that I don’t even realistically have anywhere to put. I want new footwear. My hairdryer is on its way out. There’s some games I want. I need some more coffee and, for some reason, I seem to now enjoy collecting mugs!
My car insurance is also due which is a bit of a downer! My renewal quote is £120 more than last year and yet a different company are offering £40 cheaper than last year so I’m going to have to make some phone calls. My most expensive quote, which always amuses me because I would rather they just said “we don’t want to insure you”, was £1710.69. Congratulations Wise Driving.
So I may need to reel myself in when I go out later! A few weeks ago I bought a shed load of concert tickets and I’m going to see Against The Current tonight. I’m not sure how they’ll be, but it was the sort of price for a ticket that tempted me to just go on a whim.
That’s about it. I hope your week has been more interesting than mine!
I’ve been listening to this a lot this week since finding it again in my playlist:
When I was watching some more videos, Alex Goot has done a lot of covers with Chrissy Constanza, lead singer of Against The Current. I’m taking it as a sign!
Oh, and I nearly forgot. new Pokémon are drying up, but…
Right, I’m really going!