In no way do I profess to be a current affairs writer who comments on up to the minute, newsworthy issues, so I didn't think that I would ever include the phrase "credit crunch" in this blog! If, for no other reason than I detest such media invented jargon that's spewed out to attract numb skull readers to a headline and subsequent purchase of material that should only be used as toilet paper!
But....the above phrase is resounding in my head as I have just learned that I am being made redundant for the second time! Joy of joys!! Only yours truly would go into real estate just before we enter what is predicted to be a recession and the housing market looks set to slumber for a while! You may think I am being flip but actually it's just "posturing" after a few glasses of red! In about five minutes time I will need to call on my late and wonderful grandmothers mantra of "What doesn't kill us makes us stronger".
I am fortunate enough to be in that place where my career is no longer the be all and end all in my life - Small Child and Other Half have pride of place there! I will find work in due course as I need "a bit of something for me" in my weekly routine. Meanwhile we will budget accordingly and I may also take the braver step of nurturing this writing bug on that seems to be growing at an alarming rate inside of me!
But to Boss Man Brother In Law who is fantastic at what he does and my colleagues in my office who are also affected by this and whom I have grown really fond of these past few months....I am so gutted that things have gone this way as I know that we were onto a good thing there. If you can hang on until things pick up then I know you're onto a winner!
Apologies for what seems like a Dear Diary moment but you should know me well enough by now!