Star Wars: Rogue One

I loved The Force Awakens last year, and was looking forward to this new offering. 


Being a Star Wars fan (I’ve got a 20 yr old son). I hoped it would be a roller coaster of iMax 3D madness. 

It wasn’t. 

I’m not saying it was terrible. It wasn’t but it didn’t blow me away like the previous one did. It just lacked something. Perhaps because it was a caveat. A side story, an add on. 

It’s no match for such epics as The Hobbit, LOTR, and previous Star Wars films. 

I’m sure I’ll get to watch it another hundred times. This will change mum’s wrong opinion. If Connor and Paul get their way. They loved the film. 

Totally! Just shows that we all love different things. I love that. 

2017 goals! 

Okay so I’ve got a few goals this year. 

(Main goal) continue to work on being less anxious, and keep working on myself. 

1) make a patchwork quilt. I’m giving myself 1 year to do this. Hmm! We will see about that one. 

2) currently growing garlic, rocket and salad leaves. I’m hoping to start my own gardening blog. When I leave T&M I’ll be able to do it. 

2a) grow potatoes at the allotment. And in the summer I hope to grow fruit with cathy. 

3) sort out a job where I can settle in, work hard and enjoy the interesting parts of it. 

4) lose weight. I’ve never been this fat before and I feel literally weighed down by it.  

5) decorate home. Been here 5 yrs now so time for a change. 

6) read more. 

7) smile every day and be thankful for the good things. 

8) go on holiday. Please, please, please. 

That’s it I think. There’s so fun stuff, some hard work and some solid plans. 

Interviews!

I’m confident, funny, intelligent and capable. So why is it I get a serious bout of memory loss and an inability to speak normally; whenever I sit in an interview? 

I sit thinking “I could do that job. I’d love it!” But all I manage to say is “glurikitupimaism?” 

I’ve got to work this out! Get over this rather annoying and very frustrating hurdle. 


I know I’m worth taking on as an employee. Now I’ve got to try to convince others that I’m a good employee! That is not so easy. 

I’ve watched my lovely friend Karen struggle to get a job. Her difficulties were different to mine. But she still took ages to get a job she wanted. 

Yes I could get a’job’ job but I worked hard for my degree and I want to use it. Not for the big figure salary (that would be a welcome bonus) but for the challenges, the adventures and the chance to grow and learn in a sector where there is tech and innovation. 


I love new tech but don’t seem to get time to use and enjoy it. So working in a job where it’s used is appreciated. A chance to improve and share knowledge. And enjoy cracking the code! 

I’ve just bought Affinity for Mac. Their version of photoshop. I still geekishly love my MacBook Air. It’s a year and a half old but looks new. 


Getting back to the reason for the post. I’ve read the articles “How to get that dream job” crap. It’s meaningless! 

All I want is to give a good interview- where I explain a little about myself and use the technical language I use at work. 

Is that so hard?

Sewing blog 1

I’ve always wanted to make a patchwork quilt for our bed, and now I’ve got the material squares and bought myself a cheap new sewing machine. I’d have loved to have been able to spend more but this seems to fit right now. 

I’ve begun by pinning and adding a running stitch to each square. I’ve used the coloured squares I don’t need to make a small cover for the machine. This is a good way to practice before going on to the proper quilt.