Did I see the Comet?

No I didn’t and that makes me grumpy!  I have a few more days to try and see it but if I don’t see it tonight on a crystal clear starlit night I probably won’t see it at all … never mind there is a better one due in the Autumn!

The main focus of my day was returning to the Job Centre to see my adviser and get my Travel Discount Card so I can use the BackonBoard fares on the buses.  My appointment was late afternoon so I popped along to one of the supermarkets first and got some really good priced asparagus (77p!)  which I love.

Slow meander back to the job centre saw me arrive about 10 minutes before my appointment.  Then while I sat there the entire staff had a conference to discuss the guidance for issuing the travel card! Nothing like being prepared is there?  I overheard snippets including “won’t be able to issue needs photographs” – I laughed – I had photographs with me.

Then we had ten minutes of dissecting the application form but we got there.  Next Wet Lettuce had to makeup the photocard; he huffed and puffed because he had other things to do.  But no my adviser couldn’t do that for him he had to make up the card no one else could.  I was asked why I wanted the discount option … why do we pay people to ask us dumb questions? however apparently “so I can travel more often to network and actively seek work” got a tick!

While we waited for Wet Lettuce we caught up on job seeking and the wonderful (not) Universal Jobmatch.  Wet Lettuce was chivvied along then  adviser wanted to recheck the guidance.  Then I had t sign some more boxes and eventually I got the travel discount card. In the end I said “look most of the drivers know me if I have any problems I will call the Operations Manager who also knows me” …. what is that saying about organising parties in a place that makes alcohol?

Anyway although I did see a gritter out in Forfar we are not actually forecast snow overnight and we had more delighted sheepherding folk obviously …

So short and sweet today and pretty sky pictures – have  a great weekend.


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About nonehpets

I have an interest in how interior design and adapting a home to support living independently for longer can be complementary. The blog Life Long Design is part of an holistic plan for establishing a social enterprise which will offer the people of Tayside opportunities to explore Telecare and the wider scope of assistive technologies. Enabling individuals to make more informed and responsible choices in the care and support they need in their independent living. I am also keen to see public transport more widely adopted and sustainable rural bus services in particular supported. The Blog Travels with a Megarider shares my journey to find serenity in my life as I make that transition form employment to social entrepreneur. One of my methods in increasing serenity is to travel as many miles as I can on a fixed price bus ticket and explore my own local places of interest. Places that I used to go past and had never stopped to look at; places of peace and tranquility; places where I have had some wonderful conversations with complete strangers. I would like to share with you a response to when I described that one paragraph in an e-mail made it sound simple: "Believe me, Cathy, it does not sound simple. You are taking on an incredible challenge for all the right reasons. It is ambitious and admirable - the sort of project that can change lives, including yours." He is right it is ambitious but when did we every achieve anything by settling for the status quo and ignoring what doesn't work for people? So I would welcome your company from time to time on this journey either simply as a reader or if you are brave enough adding your own thoughts to the comments as you feel moved.

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