All entries for September 2007
September 21, 2007
Anoher … And So Soon?
Yes, it’s a blog entry within 2 months of the previous one :P Anyway …
I am finally a fully paid up member of a gym with a Direct Debit to take £47 out of my hard earned pay every month :(. I’m going for my first time as a member tomorrow to have an intorductory session with a trainer. I’m not sure exactly what happens but I think I get shown how to use more of the features of the machines than I did on the trial day and then we decide on an excersise plan for me.
To be honest, ever since my trial half hour when I spent about 3 mins on each machine I’ve wanted to get back and spend some more time there. I got a good feeling after the first time so I guess that is a good sign and hopefully will encourage me to go quite often. I’m planning to go about 3 times a week at the moment but that might change depending on how I get on with it once I start for real. Wish me luck.
At work I am now working on my first project that has anything to do with anyone outside of our department. As such I have to work to someone else’s time-frame on this one as they are relying on what I write in this system to be able to write the system that they’re working on. It’s also quite an important project to get right as it is is an online card payment system which will be used for all our magazines and conferences across the world *gulp*
Well, I have to be at the gym for 11 tomorrow so I suppose I ought to go to bed now then :)
September 17, 2007
I've got a bit rubbish at this …
.. havn’t I?
The rest of my 1st day in 2 mins was that I went with all the other students working in the web departments. We sat around in the kitchen area of the WSG floor (4th floor) and the heads of departments came and collected the people who were working with them. I was still sat there at lunch so I went with them to the Italian down the street where the company paid for our lunch. That was OK. It turned out when I came back that I was supposed to be on a completely different floor in a different department to all the other students. We eventually found out where I was supposed to be. I was meant to be on floor 14 in CSG. So eventually I got to where I was meant to be just in time to go to a presentation and then go home.
The next 3 weeks was speant doing training in central London. THat was a lot of fun. We didn’t have to be in ‘til 9:30 and we got a morning tea break, lunch and an afternoon tea break. Almost every lunch we went to this great Italian sandwich shop just across the road where they serve the best toasted sandwiches.
During the last week of training I found a room I liked and in order to secure it I had to pay the deposit on the morning of one of the weekdays. To do that I had to phone up Martin (my brother) and get him to go onto my Online Banking and tranfer the money from my savings into my current account. I then had to go from Pecham Rye (where I was at the time on my way into London Bridge) to Sutton which is 2 slow trains. I eventually get to Sutton then had to find a Natwest becase the cash machine limit is less than the deposit amount. Eventually I paid the deposit, got my key and went to the training, only about 3 hours late.
Since then it’s not been that eventfull. We moved offices from the 14th to the 2nd floor of the office block, so now I walk rather then taking the lift :). I’ve completed about 3 projects now and it’s all going well.
On Sunday afternoon I went and had a free trial day at my local gym. It’s part of a Holiday Inn, but only a tiny part. I was looking for a gym with a pool and was expecting something like at University (I wasn’t a member, just saw it on the open day). I should know that nothing is ever quite as large as at Uni but this only had about 8 machines and a tiny square pool. I was expecting a whole floor of machines and a lenghts pool. The other downside of this one is that it is also open to all the hotel residents so there are probably quite often kids in the pool.
I’m going to see another gym this Wednesday which is a little further away and doesn’t have a pool but sounds a little bigger. I’m going to have to weigh up all the factors to decide which one I want to join. I don’t know whether I want a large or small gym or whether a pool is important or not. I guess it depends how comfortable I am there more than anything else.
I’ll have to see, if this one is’t great there is one other within walking distance in Sutton.
I shall have to start blogging more again, and to steal a signoff from J …
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