PREFACE It’s one week since I arrived in Hong Kong, and having shed the jet-lag and settled into my new role I think it’s time to capture my thoughts on what has been an unbelievable first year post-university. This time last September I had just relocated from Exeter to Norwich to take up my first […]Read More First year of work: a review
It’s six months since I first moved to Norwich and began blogging about the transition from student life to graduate life. Recently the posts have weaned. My friends have urged me to continue writing, but for some reason the urge hasn’t quite been there. Then this week I received an email from a stranger. It got […]Read More An email from a stranger.
A slightly more cheery topic than that of my previous blog post but as Christmas is only a few days away and I have recently had my first performance review, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on what I’ve learnt at work so far, in a Christmassy manner. As luck would have it, […]Read More Insuring Santa Claus.
Despite my best intentions, a November blog post about my trip to Poland for the CEO forum and subsequent exploration of Krakow never materialised. This was due to a combination of factors, the principle one being that upon returning from Poland I was bombarded with surveys, questionnaires and feedback sessions about the experience. These occurrences […]Read More The power of Poland. The power of difference.
Two months in. Two whole months. And I think, I’m not totally sure, but I think I haven’t been fired, and I might just be keeping afloat. *exhales. *buttons on work clothes that are waaaay too expensive and a little tight, but totally necessary to fit in, fly off. This morning I received my 500th email […]Read More Email #500 and some work-related realisations.
I’m rapidly approaching the end of my first month here in Norwich and having settled sufficiently into a routine, am ready to put together my initial observations, my first impressions if you please. Norwich, is beautiful. The city’s central axis revolves around the river Yare. It spans the length of the region, running east to […]Read More Norwich & grad life – first impressions