Pink Blue Bells

I had an appointment with the Careers Adviser today.  Things got off to a bad start when I got a phone call to remind me about the appointment – which bit of “I am able to organise myself and attend appointments on time” does the Job Centre find so tricky to understand?

I set off and was waiting at the bus stop when I realised I had left my mobile at home – so I had to sprint back for it … well you know just in case the Job Centre decided to call again and remind me my appointment was less than an hour away!  Next the bus driver was the one who couldn’t do my special ticket – he has since been trained by a colleague and I still had to talk him through it … and another new driver was running 15 minutes late on both his runs past today – that is not going to work out …

Anyway as I returned to the bus stop I saw these pretty pinky mauve bluebells and had to grab a picture … or two!

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The Careers adviser arrived just in time for my appointment (which I thought a little rude since I had been reminded to be there).  He was helpful to an extent but I think reached the same conclusion as my adviser – I am doing what I need to do to progress things but he did point me in the direction of a couple of education options.

I did laugh when I saw my horoscope though – and I cannot remember the last time I read one – it says “Sometimes when you act as if you can do something you find out you actually can.  Learn how hobbies can lead to new careers”  Well certainly things do seem to have been happening over the past few weeks because I have acted as if I can do them and certainly my walking hobby has led me to where I am heading career wise!

I also had to smile when I saw this strange furry beast!  Yesterday our grass verge had it’s annual trim and these dandelion heads must have been squished down to the ground but locked together … can you guess why I have a growing collection of pictures dandelion clocks at the moment?


My travels ended with a brief exchange with Weather Guru who was after an update on Project Tick Tock … he departed with his fingers firmly crossed for me.


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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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