Friday, 28 August 2015

A bit of back ground

While I was away from this blog, a few things happened in my life.
First I started working at the Fugro Survey Ltd in Aberdeen in the office on 17th December 2012 as the Operations Supervisor. In June 2015 I was made redundant. I am now looking for work, so if you have anything in Aberdeenshire offering £50k, let me know.
Second, I stopped dating my old Girlfriend in December 2013. It was not working, I had not seen her for three years and I was not seeing a future where we were together.
On 1st January 2015 I started dating a new lady and we are now engaged. I have known her for a few years and she is great as I can just sit and talk to her and she does not find me very geeky. The has three degrees, one in physics, one in GIS and the last in Surveying, so that might explain it. She is German and has lived in the UK for the last 12 years and is 15 years my junior.
I have also changed car a few times, when I was last on here I had the Astra. Well she died and has been recycled. I then had a Ford Ka, which was tiny and I got rid of that and got a Saab 93 2 ltr Turbo with heated leather seats, oh and it was a convertible. I was then made redundant so I swapped it for a Renult Kangoo, which I am already filling with radios.

My Mum's ginger cat

I have been working on an updated version of my mum's ginger cat. The original book had about 15000 words and was not too bad. I am expanding it to closer to 30000 and then will publish it again, on both Kindle and via createspace as a paperback.
I am working on two other books at the moment as well. One is a survey book, it is a fictionalisd account of a survey. The events are all real, but have been taken from a life time of working with people and condensed into one story. When you read it, please be aware that the story lines are all true, you won't always believe it, but they are.
The other book is closer to my heart, it is fully fact based and is a study of a very simple antenna. I am writting about the mono pole, or also know as a Marconi pole. A vertical antenna of the simplest type.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The Horror of being a Zombie

OK. I have not been on for a long time and there are many reasons for this. However, I am now back with a new book on Amazon called The Horror of being a Zombie. It is a re write of sad to be a zombie including a lot of critisism that was received.
I have also released several articles on LinkedIn and you may want to take a quick look at these.
Since I last filled out a post, both my mother and father have passed away, I have split up with my long term girlfriend and no longer live in Northamptonshire.
I now have a new long term girlfriend, who I have asked to marry me and we are getting married on November 14th this year. Oh, and I now live in North East Scotland.
I am no longer a surveyor, I have spent the last two and a half years being an Operations Supervisor and I am now redundant.
I am re writting my mum's ginger cat and am half way through a fictional story on my job as a surveyor. In addition I am working on a long term project, writting a book about a mono pole antenna.