Hi - yes I am still about, have started my new job...
I started last Tuesday, I am Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive of Workbridge for a fixed term of 12 months (whilst the original PA is on parental leave)... they are lovely people that I am working with, office is very relaxed, and getting back into the swing of minute taking again. Haven't given up on finding another human resources advisor/administration role, however the job market (like most places) is very bleak at the moment, and decided it was better to accept this role, rather than continue to miss out on HR roles (because I don't have paper qualifications, it seems at the moment that practical experience doesn't count for much!). Though it sounds like the Workbridge role was a lesser choice, it is proving not to be the case, there is much to learn and plenty of challenges to keep my senses stimulated - the universe aligns itself in many ways, and I feel that this has been the right choice.
Only downside it is based in Wellington - so am now back into the commute routine of catching the train to and from work... on the plus side am getting lots of reading done - currently am reading Jodi Picoult "Perfect Match" - this is an excellent read and can't put it down.
Training for Duathlon 5th April update: Am still getting up for the early morning walks - though gotta admit - am heading to bed pretty early with a cuppa tea (and my book) as am so tired by about 9pm... bike training hasn't happened since the first ride, I've purchased through trademe (online auction) a contraption that you attach to the back wheel of the bike which makes it an indoor trainer, thought this was a better way to bike off some love handles and build up the bike (read "bottom") fitness before venturing out in public again LOL
Bella (kitten) is just divine - she has now had her stitches out (from the girlie op) - I still haven't been brave enough to let her explore outside - perhaps this weekend :)
I've been working away on ChookyBlue's gift (she won my 100th post draw) and I promise chookyblue that it will be winging its way to you soon...
Right is past my cuppa tea and book bedtime ... so will sign off here and promise - crafty photo's (and bella photo's) will be loaded soon.