It’s been an exciting time for we Tulletts these last few weeks and all of it on the work front.
Firstly, there’s my other half, Robert.
Having been a Dog Handler for the past sixteen years, he’s finally decided it’s time for a change. So, three German Shepherds, two Spaniels and a black Labrador later, he’s handed in his ticket and is heading off for pastures new.
Oh yes, he’s made the step to start the up and coming new year back on section, so it’s bye bye, doggies… hello stab vest.
I have to admit I’m a bit nervous about his move. I think I got a little too comfortable knowing there was a dog standing between him and the bad guys. Suddenly though, it feels a bit like when he first began in the job, not knowing what he’s going to be walking into and who or what he’s going to come face-to-face with. But at least now he has experience on his side and I just have to trust he’ll continue to stay safe.
Then there’s Benjamin, who earlier this year was entered into the UK leg of the World Skills competition. A competition described on Wikipedia as the ‘global skills Olympics’; one that gives young people the opportunity to demonstrate their excellence in skilled professions…. And demonstrate Benjamin did!
Suffice to say, a few gruelling rounds and a lot of hard work later he found himself making his way to Birmingham’s NEC for the three day final. And I can now play the proud mother and tell you he came in second, taking home the Silver Medal.
Well obviously we’re all very proud of him; for a young chap he’s achieved so much in his working life already. And we’re keeping everything crossed that he makes the UK team to compete in the World Skills International heats. Although if he does, with 50 member countries taking part there’ll be a lot more hard work ahead of him.
And now we come to Adam, my other gorgeous son…
I’ve already talked about how he headed off to China a while ago, a move that I supported even if I did feel nervous about it at the time. I mean, as parents what else can we do but encourage our children when it comes to their hopes and ambitions?
Anyway, having had enough of living so far from home, much to my relief and two years on, he finally decided it was time to come back. Although not to the UK (he’s probably having way too much fun to have me on the doorstep) but to Holland.
He’s been there a couple of weeks now and tells me he’s settling in really well. His colleagues have been very welcoming, he’s been rushed off his feet at the salon and all going well, he’s found a great little apartment in which to live. One that I hope to be visiting some time soon, once he’s had chance to settle in, of course.
Which brings us to me…
Not that I’ve done anything anywhere near as exciting as changing my job, entering an international competition or moved country. But I have, at last, finished my book.
Oh yes, Little White Lies and Butterflies has finally been sent on its way and hopefully some very interested publishers are reading as we speak. So just like I have my fingers crossed for the rest of the Tullett clan, I’m guessing they’ve got their fingers crossed for me!
So now you know the recent comings and goings in my household, what exciting things have you all been up to? x