Wednesday, August 03, 2011

So - here I come again...


Here we have an up to date shot instead of those from another era that are scattered hither and thither throughout this neglected blog. It is this picture on a couple of dating sites and I seem to be garnering a bit of attention really. You know the best thing about it all - that my mindset is such that I feel I could get involved with someone once again. For a while back there I just could not see ever wanting to get close to/with a man again.

Work is still going well - the diploma is on the closing stretch now. I have two remaining essays and my tutor will spend the day with me at work on Friday to assess me. She and I have no worries that I will be absolutely fine.

Some of you might recall the English friend that I met at French Weight Watchers last year. She is now sharing the Kent house with me and last month I signed a further six months on the lease, at the end of which I will make a decision about where to relocate. I will then try and get a job up the 'care ladder' and either buy a small place or rent again. Actually I am quite ambivalent about owning a property. It seems far more sensible to rent and then perhaps move once again a year or so later - again trying to climb up the mature career path. At least in the world of the elderly, death and the dying being a bit older is a real advantage. There are lovely care homes everywhere and no shortage of jobs - well, not at the basic entry level. My challenge will be in entering the world of management - but I did it within the London office world, thus I am sure I will eventually do it in another sector.

I will try and pop around to you all in the next couple of day and I'll try and make these entries a bit more frequent.

It's all good, people

35 comments:

Steve said...

So glad to hear that life is on the up and up... hope it continues to head skyward!

Lola said...

So pleased, too, to hear things are on the up - may this long continue!

PS Lovely pic!

Scarlet Blue said...

Thank you for the update; I'm pleased that things seem to be on the up!
I'm not surprised that you have garnered interest with that pic!!!
Sxxx

the fly in the web said...

Not only are you a survivor...you're a winner.

e said...

What a lovely photo! I echo what others have said about your life being on the up and I look forward to hearing from you.

Jean said...

Wahey !!! You're back !!! And sounding very positive, I'm pleased to say. Thanks for the update - we do think about you, you know !!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

No wonder you're getting lots of interest on the dating sites with that updated snapshot - How wonderful you look! Glad to hear that things are on the up for you, FF, and that the OU course is nearing its end - I hope you find what makes you happiest in life, my friend - Bisous x

theothersideofparis said...

Glad to hear all's well and you're thriving in the county of my birth. Kent is a cool county!

Dedene said...

It's so nice to heave your news. Your photo is lovely, too.

Ayak said...

You're doing great FF. And its good to have a blog post from you after such a long time.

Good luck on the career front. I knew you could do it...onwards and upwards xxxx

Alienne said...

Good to see you back again - I have virtually stopped posting at the moment. Sorry I haven't been in touch, but I will do so later this month when I get back from my holiday

Rob-bear said...

Great to see another post from you. Almost thought you were lost in the blogsphere, but I know you're on Facebook.
Hope things go well with finishing your diploma. If you can do OU courses and exams, you'll do fine.
Renting is probably a good plan. I'm sure you have the potential to move up the care ladder. If you can manage a movie company, you can do almost anything.
Bisous, encore!

Vera said...

Nice to see you back again. You are looking good, and obviously picking yourself back up again, so well done you. Looking forward to reading about your onward journey, so keep on blogging!

Phil Lowe said...

great to have you back again FF. Think about you lots and glad to hear that things are picking up for you. Phil

absurdoldbird said...

Good to have a post from you, I was worried. Glad things have improved. Hugs.

Val

cheshire wife said...

So good to hear from you again. I am pleased that you seeem to have found your feet and are enjoying life again.

marc aurel said...

So glad to see you posting again and, it seems, well back on your feet again. I have virtually retired and am much enjoying this new state. Best wishes. I look forward to your next posts.

Veggie Carrie said...

I am so glad that things are looking up for you, and also to see you back in the blogosphere :)

A Super Dilettante said...

My dearest, it's so lovely to see you back on here. The colour, royal blue is definitely your colour. It really suits you. I'm so glad to hear that you are flourishing. Your stamina and determination are very much admired and above all, your positive outlook in life is something we can all look up to. My thoughts and love are always with you.

C. Troubadour said...

Dear FF, it's good to hear you're doing what you need to do. We're a bit haphazard on posting at my place too as summer's been crazy (some good, some not so good). Thinking of you and always glad to see an update here.

xoxo

French Fancy... said...

Thank you everyone for such lovely comments. Sorry not to reply individually - so many other things seem to get in the way these days. I will be popping round to see you - it's just that I am trying not to be online as much as I used to be. I do think about most of you from time to time though
x

♥ Braja said...

Timing :) I too just returned to blogging...nice to meet up again Ms FF :)

Mark said...

Hello you. Thought you'd disappeared.

Good luck with house, job and life.

Elizabeth said...

Dear FF
so glad you have popped into the blogosphere again
all best wishes from New York!

mrwriteon said...

Julie -- you're back! I've missed you very much. And you are looking lovely. Great photo. Your life has had its ups and downs, but you are prevailing and I think that's wonderful.

ed pilolla said...

good to hear about it all. felt like you navigated through a major transition. i feel that positive energy from you:)

mrwriteon said...

I did send you a message here, Julie, saying how lovely it was to see you. But it seems to have disappeared. Anyway, I reiterate, it is lovely to see you back and that is a beautiful photo.

Angie Muresan said...

You sound happy and look gorgeous! I am glad to hear that you are faring well. Sending love and hugs to you!

Selina Kingston said...

Oh don't you look lovely. I'm catching up too so this is just a quick visit and I'm really pleased that you sound so upbeat. Trust all is still well a month on x

bichonpawz said...

Hi there!!! What a lovely photo!! So glad to hear that you are sharing your home with a friend...as well as your two little white bichons!! Things seem to be looking up and I am so pleased for you! Take care!!
Jeanne

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Hope all is going fantastically, FF - Take care, much love, miss your 'voice'!

Fhina xxx

Rob-bear said...

Almost three months of silence. Nary a word!
Do I have to send the St. Bernards to check that you're still OK in your far-away castle?

Mark said...

Hello. Nice to see you back at my blog. Are you going to start blogging again? Hope so. I go to Kent every now and again and often think, I wonder if FF is near here. Miss your posting. How are the dogs?

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Are you coming back, then, ma belle? I am with Rob-Bear on sending in the St. Bernards - Or just the eau de vie!

My best to you, missed you like hell, but I know that is what life sometimes looks like, non?!

Hugs,

Fhi x

Lola said...

Hi Julie,

Great to *hear* from you! Hope all is well - we miss you too!

Take care,

XOXO Lola & Nora:)