Daves' Diary

Welcome to my very own slice of the world wide web. This is an account of my trials and tribulations as I try to forge ahead on this spinning globe and get myself a 'career' in the process. Please read on and make sure your feet are clean. Thanks!

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Where I am...

.....waiting for an interview 


....I get this job

ACC interview

Have an interview today with Aberdeen City Council (my 4th). This is with planning department. I have done my research in how my experience matches. I want/need this job. It's all about the future and embracing possibilities. Right now I am in Starbucks with a slightly greasy (but tasty) tuna sandwich. Wish me luck on this exciting adventure.....

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Here we go....

Back in the system......

Time to sign


Same brand but in different location. My seat was too soft so I moved. Brought my own austerity biscuits!

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Saturday madness

More upskilling in order to protect my future. Coffee beans are Invictus:

Wish me luck as I consume knowledge and snacks...

Friday, 13 May 2016

On and on and on

I have had my 6 holes of golf today. Not the greatest but a couple of good shots. Found a load of balls too!
Now in library continuing to upskill my personal knowledge base (kept in my head) with the intent this space
Love knowledge and golf. Not equally though.

Thursday, 12 May 2016


Further to my earlier post about golf being a rediscovered passion I went out and played 6 holes. Mixed bag but more good than bad. I am ab idly out of practice and lost my sand iron. Actually list it. Have no idea how. I was in no bunkers. Maybe Bob Bob Sandy and Joe will find it?!


During this period of being 'between jobs' I have decided to upskill myself. Chosen areas for improvement are:

Making pancakes 

This project is designed to keep me sane.

Gibber gibber wooooosh....easier said than done

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Bright but chilly

Going golfing.....

Job hunting

The only way is up.......until you hit the roof


In interviews and in cover letters I talk about my 'passion' for recruitment. More correct would be my passion for getting a job for me. I am, once again, looking for that gold pot. I have followed this rainbow for years. Talking of passion now that I have additional enforced spare time I have rediscovered golf. It is going well but my putting needs improving and I still have a wee slice. Occasionally when I catch it well I draw the ball. That makes me happy. Happy like getting a job!

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

History repeating

Well, that is me without a job yet again. Last contract was maternity cover and finished last week. So here we go. All starts this morning with a visit to the job centre. Aww bless....poor Davie. What lies ahead in this city of shrinking opportunity? Not much with that attitude! No doubt more daily routines will be established. Have to keep trying because I AM!