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Not dead, just pining for the fiords.

Yes, I’m still here, but Christmas and stuff has eaten into blogging time. Or it could be that I’m short on material.

Not so with Dean, who’s written a cracking entry for the Reboot Day competition. Read it here.

Only a week or so to go – so have at it!


Pimp your write.

Kate is running a writing contest over at her place. The task? Use 400 words or less to reveal a secret, but not explicitly. My daughter, (the Writer In Training), has entered. Can you pick it?

Here’s advance notice, people. In December, I’m running a contest of my own. I assure you, it Will Be Fun. (Or Else.) I’ll publish details soon.

Other news from the World of the Chicken: I’ve just had an interview for a part time temporary job. I haven’t had one of those for years, so it’s a strange experience, particularly since the interviewers are so much younger. While I aced the numerical and literacy testing (with a speed they found noteworthy), I’m not sure I told them what they wanted to hear in the behavioural section of the discussion. I guess I’m terminally crusty.

I should hear today whether I make the second round. Cross virtual fingers for me.

Update Thursday 3pm: Made the second round – interview tomorrow at midday.

Update: Friday 4pm: Had the interview. Seriously, I have No Idea how it went. The interviewers were one mature woman of my own age and a Young Thing from Human Resources. The MW, I think, was happy enough. The Young Thing, though, didn’t have enough lines on her mask of a face for me to read it very well.

Update: Tuesday 5pm. Didn’t get the job. Reason: “not enough experience in the specific role.” Hmmm, shouldn’t have told them I was up to try something new, hey?

Looking at the sharp end of the chicken

OK,  I can’t deny it, business is getting slim.  The marketplace is changing as the “ultralight” aircraft disappears in favour of heavier and heavier machines that “qualify” as ultralights.  That’s thanks to the ultralight organisations pushing the definition up the weight scale so they can administrate an even greater swathe of the light aviation market.

So the market for stuff designed for open cockpit high noise planes is contracting.  So it goes.

It’s nice to work for yourself, especially from home as I do, but I wonder how long it can continue unless I diversify.