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The (not so) glamorous life of travel

July 14th, 2013 Comments off
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BOZigqrCUAA_V5qThe one thing that constantly puzzles me is the amount of people who say “wow, you travel a lot for work!” and then follow up with “how exciting it must be” or “how important you are to travel a lot”. My response is always, try it for 2 months and you will never want to travel again. I’m always reminded of a conversation I had with a colleague and friend about this very subject; whilst we were both separately on the road and on the phone together lamenting travel. He punctuated this by describing his dinner on said trip home being a sandwich purchased at a road stop. Glamorous indeed.

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Times they are a changin’

September 20th, 2011 Comments off
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It’s all been a bit quiet here, that’s because I’ve been buried in a piece of work that threatened to eat me. So far I’ve made it out the other side and I’m still kicking. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger right? Apart from not killing me It’s forced me to reevaluate my options.

As with the Dylan classic “The times they are a changin'” it’s time to stop look about and instead of demanding the old guard get out of the way, go on and forge my own path ahead.

Whilst the road I’ve travelled so far has been at times a rough one, it was certainly an interesting one that allowed me to meet and work alongside some amazing people that I’d not otherwise have had the ability to interact with.

I’m looking forward to the new gig, it’s a move away from being strongly technology focused, that is a little scary in of itself, but should start opening up other new and exciting things to learn; Some things I’ve already been playing with behind the scenes already (they will start popping up on this blog no doubt).


The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin’
And the first one now will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’



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