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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 5:22 am    Post subject: Great Days Out! Reply with quote

Yesterday I had a fantastic day out with my wife E. We went up to the Cornish garden at Llanhydrock House - a rhodedendron and camelia dominated ninety plus acres, both formal and woodland - and found it absolutely at it's best. The trees were hanging with huge football sized blooms of every colour, the bushes blazed red, orange and yellow amongst the vibrant green of the late spring growth and the whole scene was thrilling with a life and health as palpable as any in the Land that Donaldson ever described.
To get to this Eden we walked up a mile and three quarter path through sun drenched woodland, alongside banks thick with bluebells and past meadows of grass with majestic oaks and shining cattle munching lazily on sweet fresh grass. I'm not joking; all we needed was a few apple and pear trees, a snake and The Tree of Knowledge in the middle and we would have been there. Cornwall does not have the majesty or scale of much of the world's spectacle - but at it's best it is just that.........the best!
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow that sounds spectacular.. I love rhododendrons and camellias. Ive planted them throughout the property but alas my large animals love them 😋😛 in the worst way 🙄

Sounds a gorgeous day out ... its great for the soul isnt it 🤷‍♀️ Did you take pics .. Id LOVE to see them.

Glad you had a great day out Big Grin
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have such fond memories of Cornwall. One of my favourite places.

(Of course, the Cornish are bloody odd...) Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hysterical

A qualified complement then Wink

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lived there for about 3 years, although not contiguously, just on and off.

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that's pretty much how it was yesterday.
I'd gone for a job interview at the shiny new airport-size Amazon distribution centre. Only to find that the interviews were not being held there but in town, actually 5 minutes walk from where I live.
Not having been told the venue of the interview I made the wrong assumption.

Off I went, but, as it was such a nice day I decided to walk instead of taking a bus. And so many adventures were had over hill and dale. Big Grin
Too many to condense onto a bulletinboard text box, so you'll just have to take my word for it. A-may-zing!

I arrived back in town and was given a re-scheduled interview time. Later in the afternoon I was offered the job.
(And at my age it could well be the last job I ever do.)

However, * the last hoop to jump through is really technical, involving a long online questionaire, of which I've already answered most of the questions in the initial online job application, and the scanning and uploading of various documents to prove I am who I was yesterday when I had the same various documents scanned at the face to face interview. Phew!

I heard that new companies can have an average 15% dropout-rate from newly hired staff. Amazon are recruiting 1000 jobs. I wouldn't be surprised if the dropout percentage was much higher than that.
Not everyone is tech savvy.

* there's a chat service link on their background check site.
how cool is that!

Overcast and grey today with a cool northern breeze. But still warm, green, and very pleasant.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Lazy Nana Party

Yes not everyone IS tech savvy......... points all fingers at self 😔
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the new job, hope it goes well. Very Happy

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