7 June, 2015 — Blogging, Life

Wow, That was a Long Breaks…

I’m back… after a long break from Blogging… Why was I gone so long I hear you asking? Well I will outline just that has changed and what caused my lack of posting here on ThatBlogger…

New Company

Flow Online MarketingAs some of you may know I was working for a local marketing agency close to where I live. After working there for about 4 years I decided it was time to take the plunge and setup my own marketing company.

This wouldn’t be my first company, as I had already been running a first aid training company on the side to my normal job, so had already got the basics of business.

So in September 2014 I handed in my notice, got an office at a new enterprise park near where I live and started on my own. Running the two companies became very time-consuming working on client projects and sorting all the tax and accounts meant that I lost the free time I had to blog. 10 months later I am still going having secured enough work to keep me going. You can check out my company website here. Let me know in the comments what you think!

New Job

NHS-logoHaving just told you I have started my own company, I also now have another job!

For a long time now I have been trying to work my way up and gain experience with the view to join the Ambulance Service here in the UK. After years of doing just that, I found myself applying for jobs at my local NHS Trust not really thinking much about it other than filling in the application form as I had been doing for months before. However one day after coming back into the office after a meeting, to my surprise I had been asked to attend an assessment day for a chance to be selected to work in my dream job. I went to the assessment day thinking it was worth a go and if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work but the closer it got to that day the more I wanted it.

About a week after passing all the assessment tests and interview I was waiting to see if I had been selected for a space of 200 from a list of 3000 people. Then that call came! I had got that job!

A few months on with the paperwork coming along I am not just waiting for my course to start in July. Wait… What about my companies…? Well I am still going to run those companies. Just on more of a part-time basis.

New Blog Theme

Now I am back blogging I thought it was about time I updated the ThatBlogger theme. I took a few hours our of working on client projects to quickly code up a new theme. Which is the theme you are seeing now! Let me know in the comments that you think about it?

Holiday (again)

Yep… It’s that time of year when people start to go away on their summer holidays! That is exactly what me and my girlfriend are doing. On Tuesday next week (10 June) we are off to Mexico for 2 weeks so the blogging well slow down slightly while I am away but I will make sure I upload some photo blogs so you guys can see what I am up too!

So What Now?…

I am going to try to blog now as much as I can and keep you updated with the goings on in my life, code, reviews and general day-to-day stuff.

If anyone has anything they would like to send me for review or anything please let me know via the contact page.