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 #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

A year in people #87 – a dick

Years ago Meet guy at work Both attracted to each other from the get go Hang out a lot Great chat Lots of messages Become friends Go out, spend the night together He stops messaging Stops chatting at work I raise it. Is there an issue? No, I've just been busy Right mate. It was … Continue reading A year in people #87 – a dick

A year in people #79 – the San Francisco guy

I met R in Queenstown when I was travelling in New Zealand in 2014. He was staying at the same hostel and I was about to head to bed but a friend persuaded me to stay up for a few minutes longer and after ten minutes of chat, I found myself crashing on his sofa two months … Continue reading A year in people #79 – the San Francisco guy