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Roni Colling
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The down and dirty
The past few weeks and months have been dominated by one major thought... the job applications/regrading or whatever they want to call our recruitment campaign.  Not just for me but for a large percentage of my colleagues and fellow trainees too. So (a coup...
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Leaving me a Basket Case
Argh - sometimes you get those days/weeks/months where the whole rollercoaster is just too much. This Last week has been   was one of those.  (this sat in a draft half-done state during the whole rollercoaster ride as I was too rattled even to finish off my...
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A reserved update
Well - the job application has finally updated to 'Application Reserved' - i.e. you have met the required standard and will be on a reserve list for 6 months. So eventually (with hopefully more speed than the process so far...) I will be a (substantive - yi...
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What makes a Team?
Now this is one of those posts where I feel the need to acknowledge my own failings alongside my perceptions of other people at the same time - I'm naturally quite introverted and find certain cultures harder to break into than others. I'm not going to brea...
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From terror to confidence - aka 'feel the fear and do it anyway'
It's weird how our brains work isn't it? Just a week ago I was sitting in a state of panic (to the point of tearing up) at the thought of the impending parental leave of my senior developer (which will leave me in sole charge of development work on our team...
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Time to reflect
Having resurrected the blog after some time away, I figured that the first order of business ought to be a touch of catch-up, it's seemed like a long year, despite (or perhaps because of) the lack of structure of new formal study modules to start, assignmen...
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Where do we go from here?
Wow - it's been a LONG time between posts this time round!! (and I will admit even a long time getting round to posting this and not sitting in a half-completed draft state!!) I have to admit, I'd kind of lost my way a bit with the will to blog even over on...
Where do we go from here?
Where do we go from here?
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Graduation Ceremony - The Sage Gateshead, November 16th 2017
How to organise the tumble of my thoughts around graduation then? I think this picture says it  best - happy, happy, happy! Made the ever-familiar metro journey with hubby and child by my side this time, then abandoned them so they could do a bit of shoppin...
Graduation Ceremony - The Sage Gateshead, November 16th 2017
Graduation Ceremony - The Sage Gateshead, November 16th 2017
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What's next?
To answer that - I don't have an answer for anyone yet.  That question is still remaining mysterious to me too. From a work point of view, I have a job I love even though changes are making it a bit of a roller coaster ride again.  Still no further forward ...
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That Back To School Feeling
The schools went back this week, and my 'baby' started the comprehensive school!  So smart in his new uniform, and so far seems to be armed with a new positive attitude towards all the changes too.  I'm very proud of the way he's embraced it all. September ...
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