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About nobby the happy snail

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    We're poor little sheep that have lost our way, baa baa baa
  • Birthday 03/06/1969

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  1. nobby the happy snail

    Things that ur happy about

    Happy to not have cancer (when this was a real possibility a month ago).
  2. Happy Birthday :)

    Havent seen you arouhnd much latley :(

  3. nobby the happy snail

    No news.....good news

    The new job's going really well. This is the main reason why I've been absent from this site so much recently. Swings and roundabouts and all that.
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    Employment Update

    Thanks, but without the bad times the good times would just appear to be ordinary.
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    Employment Update

    Good luck, I hope he finds something soon. Although it's comforting to have any employment I know how unsettling it is not to have a permanant position that allows you to plan properly for the future.
  6. nobby the happy snail

    Employment Update

    So, it's been a while everyone. I've been working away from home a lot for the last ten months in order to keep my job with my employer and then my Dad died suddenly and unexpectedly at the end of May so things have been quite difficult really. However at last there is a ray of light. I have been offered a new job with a large international company which means that my family and I can finally put the last year of uncertainty and anxiety about the future behind us. It will mean relocating but we're really looking forward to the new start. I really feel that things are starting to turn the corner.
  7. William is a top banana. Drown me in London Pride if it's not true!

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    Christmas Postbag Special

    That's beautiful. May the peace of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ fill your heart this Christmas.
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    I think I preferred the mullet.
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    Baby update

    So everything was set up for the delivery on Monday 11th but baby had other ideas. Labour started in the early hours of Saturday 9th followed by a panic to arrange a baby sitter for the other two and a mad dash to the maternity unit. Our new little girl was delivered by c-section (as expected) at 09.42 and weighed 7lb 11oz (in old money). We have named her Seren May Boudicca. Mother and baby are both beautiful and after two weeks leave I have returned to work for a bit of a rest.
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    What an eventful day!

    So today is my ninth wedding anniversary. PLUS - my boy's first day in reception class at school ("How was your day?" "Lovely", "What did you do?" "Everything", "Who's in your class?" "Everyone" ) PLUS - the final hospital check up for the missus and the soon-to-be new baby (still all systems go for Monday! ) PLUS - I had my redundancy statement (substantial ) PLUS - today I've had two different job offers come in to remain within the company (decisions, decisions ) and it isn't even tea time yet!
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    moan moan moan

    The one lesson that I have learned from my recent tussles with the taxman is that you should never rely on the competance of other people, particularly if those people are in a government department with the power to extract your cash. Not that they are any less competant than anyone else mind, just because that when they do make a mistake the rules will always be rigged in such a way that it is your responsibility to ensure that they haven't dropped a bollock in the first place. You can't beat city hall.
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    Thanks. I've been with the company for 15 years and the redundancy terms are going to be generous so that's not such a problem. The biggest issue is going to be to find another job with a similar salary and benefits (final salary pension scheme anyone?) in the current climate and the possibility of the disruption of having to relocate to another part of the country.
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    So I've just been told that the factory where I work is being closed by the parent company. Not the best news I could have received with the new baby less than three weeks away.
  15. nobby the happy snail

    The Parable of a Mossy Appendage

    Sifi, I'm shocked at you for using the medium of a blog to inflict humiliation on a fellow poster. I thought that you were above that sort of thing.