A year in people – the end

So that's it; it's the end of December 2019 (well, actually January 2020) and my year in people project is finished. When I started, I didn't quite know what I'd end up writing; how many posts I'd be able to do or how it would all go. The only goal I set myself was to … Continue reading A year in people – the end

A year in people #99 – my ex-husband

I forgive you. The words were loud and clear in my head, and it caught me by surprise. Almost involuntary, it felt like they had come out of nowhere. But the words were unmistakable. I forgive you. I was sat on a stool, leant back against the cool side of the building looking out into … Continue reading A year in people #99 – my ex-husband

A year in people #98 – Andy

Andy and I clicked the first time we met. Well, we must have done, as we met on a Saturday and didn't stop talking for days, in a field somewhere in Surrey in October 2015. He was so interested in me, my life and my thoughts. When someone is so genuinely, actually interested in the … Continue reading A year in people #98 – Andy

A year in people #97 – Kirsty

Kirsty was a temp when I was working for Lincolnshire Police, back in 2009 (I think). She'd been brought in to help with putting a HR programme together, I think it was around coaching and/or leadership and development. Something like that anyway. She was getting married that year. Her fiancé was in the RAF and … Continue reading A year in people #97 – Kirsty

A year in people #96 – Jen

Every workplace has a Jen. That person who makes sure the place runs smoothly. Organises stuff, knows where everything is, deals with visitors and parcels and stationery and snacks. They know how everything works and what needs to be done when. They look after everyone. They deal with the things that most people working there … Continue reading A year in people #96 – Jen

A year in people #95 – Greg from Phnom Penh

Nick and I had been wandering around the city for a while. It was a hot, dusty evening and we'd just spent hours on a bumpy, stuffy minibus. Laden down with backpacks and travel-weary, we were losing hope of finding somewhere to stay. Guesthouses were either all booked up or way too expensive, and so … Continue reading A year in people #95 – Greg from Phnom Penh

A year in people #94 – the guy who said I was flighty

I met a guy once. We chit chatted a bit, and one time ended up going for a drink just the two of us, but only really because the other people who were also supposed to be going, cancelled. He was nice enough, not bad looking, but I never thought much of it. One night … Continue reading A year in people #94 – the guy who said I was flighty

A year in people #93 – Tanya

When I was little, Christmas dinner was always at our house. My Mum, who's not really a lover of cooking, always ended up catering for the masses because we had the biggest house. I'm pretty sure she counted down the years when one day, it might be her turn to go somewhere else. My brother … Continue reading A year in people #93 – Tanya

A year in people #92 – Coops

December 2016. On the Saturday before Christmas, I'd arranged to meet James at the pub for a couple of afternoon beers before I headed to a carol thing in the park. He was going to be there with his mate Coops, who I'd met briefly once before. I remembered Coops as this fabulously funny, all-round … Continue reading A year in people #92 – Coops