Well its been quite some time since wrting here, so a wee bit of an update.
Workwise,the review I mentioned before has been put on hold, which is good in some ways but still have a degree of uncertainty. Jill has now relocated to Auckland and is living with friends till I get a job and the house sells. We have found a potential house to buy once ours has sold; see it here,
Its a bit lonely being on my own, the dogs are good companions as they don't answer back much!
I have 10 applications in at present for jobs in Auckland and have been shortlisted for two, one is with a Training Consultancy company and the other is NZ national training manager for Burger King, woo hoo discounted junk food!
Being on my own has some consolation though, I can play my guitars almost as much as I want and also spend time on TG. Recently purchased a Mandolin a Carlos just a cut above entry level , but I'm taking it back next week as the pick up doesn't! It is a fun thing to have, I've been happily distracted now for the three weeks i've had it, playing all sorts of traditional music. I might even be brave to share lol.
Guitar wise, mainly working on two songs Life By The Drop and Snowflight and a little bit of Sleight of Hand when I feel brave enough.
I need to put record straight also I was recently asked to lay down a track over a chord progression and I need to say thats not my thing, I have little imagination and certainly not enough skill to get into that kind of thing at this stage, need more confidence I guess. Just cos I'm an older player and been here a bit longer than most and I could be considered knowledgeable doesn't mean I am advanced enough player as some would believe.
Anyway enough babble back to practice.
Jill just rang and told me at her work she has already organised some guys to jam with.. A drummer a couple of guitarists a keyboard player and a vocalist, I feel a band coming on lol.
till next time. Cheers