It’s been around 9 months since my last blog entry, and since then a few things have changed - some of them not necessarily for the better….
The biggest change? Well, I’m no longer working. Thanks to some “stress related issues” I had been laid off from Retail Accounting services. Sure, the money wasn’t that great, but at least I had something to look forward to during the week, and if I needed a bit of cheering up, Derek’s dog Archie would be there most mornings to make a fuss of me as well. Truth be told, I had a hell of a lot of trouble getting my head round VAT rates, reconciling bank accounts and the like, and as a result, ended up suffering several panic attacks in the last few weeks I was there. Anyway, to cut a long story short, after a chat with Derek, we both decided that it would be best if I went before the stress of the job made me feel worse than I was at that point. After a visit to the doc’s I’m now on beta blockers for the foreseeable future, and I’m back to going up to Ingeus in Norwich every so often for various Work Programme appointments.
In the meantime, I’m keeping myself occupied with the various digital transfer projects I have ongoing (I’ve got some rather Interesting documentaries regarding the 60th anniversary of the singles charts on Sky+ which I haven’t watched yet) as well as the usual round of Jobcentre appointments, checking job sites, spec letters and so on. I’ll try my best to keep this thing updated whenever I can, but there doesn’t seem to be that much going on in my life at the moment. Then again, you never know what’s around the next corner….
- Mark Radbourne
- Cromer, Norfolk, United Kingdom
I'm a former hospital radio/club/mobile DJ, avid record collector and amateur musician (playing guitar, keyboards, recorder, harmonica and percussion.) I've even filled in on bass guitar for a couple of local bands as well (although that was quite a few years ago). Also interested in Motorsports, Wrestling/Mixed Martial Arts and Classic Television and Radio from the 1960s - 1980s.
Why am I on here? Well, I'm just trying to make some sense of life before it's too late...but who cares anyway?