Work is currently the usual slog of trying to get things done while people are off on holiday and having to defend myself against other peoples inactions and inadequacies, whilst as far as the studying goes, I am so far behind that my next assignment is nearly 3 weeks overdue and so is not likely to get marked :-(
In the midst of all this, there is always a moment (or two), where I feel the need to take a break and step away from it all. On Saturday, I did exactly that and met J&A in town for a couple of drinks down at Caffé Nero* and, for a change, experienced something new.
I started off with the usual cappucino that I drown in sugar to take away some of the sharpness of the coffee, and was then bought a Chai Latte. I'm not a big fan of really milky tea, and the idea of drinking it with spices didn't really appeal ... but hey, I'll try anything once**!
Its kind of hard to describe, except that it was very sweet, tasted like it had chinese five spice mixed in and had a sprinkling of cinnamon on top of a frothy head!
"A head?!" I hear you cry, "On TEA?!?!"
Yes, really, a head! Granted, not as big as the kind you get on a cappucino, but a head nonetheless ... but then I guess it hides the spices floating around in the mix!! ;-)
Actually, it was quite nice, though I did struggle to get through a full mug.
* * * * *I am expecting tomorrow be an interesting day.
First thing Monday morning, I had a phone call from a lady, whom my boss dances tango with, to sort out a date to meet up ... and no, it isn't a date, before you start jumping to conclusions. Its far more interesting than that, for the lady in question is a Life Coach!
On several occassions, my boss has suggested that he would like me to fill a Director's role in the company, and each time I have turned him down for a number of reasons that I shan't go into here. However, recently, I started to realise that if I didn't fill the position then one of my colleagues - who succeeds in rubbing me up the wrong way - would be likely to fill the position instead ... and I'm not having that!
So, the plan is for me to see a life coach to help sort my head out, in order to be sure that I am not just suitable for the position, but to see if it is a role that I really want to fill.
I think I already know the answer to that one...
* Though when the place first opened, I honestly thought it was called CAFFÉ NERD because of the typeface used.
** Well, almost anything. There are a few things I will never do ... then again, I said the same about drinking alcohol!