Thursday, 8 November 2012

This is the journey and NOT the destination!

As the title suggests, life is a journey and not a destination.

Over the past few weeks my work life has been somewhat disrupted by events that have caused me some pain (emotional and financial). To cut a very long and boring story short I am no longer employed by the Company I have spent a decade of my life with. Of course, there is a story behind this - however not one I wish to delve into at this time!

My time with OpusVL has been a fantastic experience (overall), as it has given me valuable expereince in a variety of different areas. Namely, Open Source Software and its implimentation into customers Businesses. I have particularly enjoyed championing the Open Source route as I really believe in its value and ethos.

As one door closes (not quite closed all the way yet!) another will be open!

For a long time I have been guilty of concentrating on the closing door which has inevetibly distracted me from noticing any open ones! With that shallow approach behind me I have been proactive in my search for a new challenge.

I have been 'filling the financial gap' as best as I can and I am now enjoying the new experiences coming my way. Most importantly, I still watch my boy grow and blossom on a daily basis and can feel proud of our achievement as parents and his abilities and confidence.

I would like to leave you with a quote from one of my favoroute songs. I hope you can relate to this.


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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

In love with Apple?

It's the worst kind of littering!


Watching out of my window this morning with my coffee in hand, pondering the day to come. I see a local lady walking her two small dogs across the public field which tags onto the back of my garden.
One of the dogs decides to do its business and the owner stands and waits for it to finish - at this point I had no question or thoughts that this respected member of our local village who has had a name here for six generations would not pick up this dog foul. How wrong was I?
She turned away and left the offending pile for one of the local kids to step in!

This behaviour really winds me up. As a dog owner (4 X over) its my responsibility to ensure that my animals do not foul the paths and walkways. MINE!
If your going to own a dog, be a responsible owner!

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Monday, 2 July 2012

The Olympic Flame comes to #Rugbytown! #rugbytorch #rugbybc #London2012TorchRelay

This morning saw the much anticipated arrival of the Olympic Flame in Rugby. I must admit to being one of those who was a little worried about the amount of effort that had been put into this great event by @rugbybc and the other organisers. 

I am happy to say that these worries were unfounded, in fact I have to say that from all the people that I have spoken with today the general feeling is one of pride for what has been achieved today - Well done to everyone involved!

The morning started for me around 5:30am, awake and getting the kit ready. By 07:00 were were on location in Lawford Road, this was to be the starting point of the convoy at around 08:15.

From the moment the convoy started, there was a fantastic feeling of community and involvement, a great deal of pride in our Country- the air was thick with a patriotic fog. Children screaming with joy at witnessing this event, waving flags and banging drums, it really was an amazing experience. My Son explained the morning perfectly - "This is so important Dad, I may never get to see this ever again!"

I found myself wishing I could enjoy the event fully, but I had to record this once in a lifetime national treasure that was unfoldinmg in front of me. I captured both image and video of the day and I have attached a few of the images here. A video of the torch can be seen HERE, this was taken on the Lawford Road with the Cemex factory in the background.

In closing, I would like to add that the @Metpolice were incredible as were the local @warkspolice. Without these wonderful people, events like these would be so much more difficult. 


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Friday, 25 May 2012

Friday, 18 May 2012

Another weekend approaches.

As we step into another weekend, I reflect on the week that has just flown by. Things are really busy at work (my full time job) and I have felt really engaged and productive for a few weeks now. My main focus here is to deliver key messages to you - the people! As the Communications Officer for the company those messages are not just sales blurb, they are genuinely helpful and valuable snippets of what the Company wants you to be made aware of.
Currently I have been talking to local Government departments and Educational facilities The message has been a very simple one- we have lots of 'great stuff' that is relevant to your area! Its been very successful indeed and people have been open to listening to experts talk about their problems and giving them ideas on how to get to a solution. I am really enjoying connecting with people at this level. Bring on next week!!
Lee Martin

My words are my own Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

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