British Pound Decline – Any Light at the end of the Tunnel?

27/01/2016 Main

I have family over in the US who I like to visit every couple of years if I can. Both of my brothers are over there and they both have families now so I don’t like to leave too long between visits. As this means that I’ll be exchanging my pounds to dollars whenever I visit, there’s always one eye on the currency market, checking on how the current rates are faring. Unfortunately, they’re not doing so great at the moment and there seems to have been a steady decline since this time last year. It was up at around $1.67 to £1.00 last time we went to the States and now it’s down at a miserable $1.40 to £1.00.

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Cash Register Options

27/01/2016 Main

Hope you’ve enjoyed the post so far guys and are keen to keep updated with my blog. I’ll be trying to keep the content flowing as frequently as a I can over the coming months now that Christmas is out the way and things have settled down a bit. So you may remember from one of my earlier posts that me and my wife were looking into starting a mobile catering business but we were deciding whether to go for it and if so, what kind of van we’d buy. Well, you’ll be pleased to hear that we are going ahead with it, the house is all sold and we have a nice big van that’s perfect for what we need. It has a sleeping quarters at the front of the van which is ample big enough for us. We’ve also bought a big awning that we’ll use in-between work time when we’ve got a few days to pitch-up somewhere and relax. Otherwise, living in those confines all the time might get a little too much. Luckily we have a lot of family and friends who we can stay with here and there depending on which neighbourhood we’re in.

We may decide that down the line this doesn’t work for us and we want a permanent home to live in but we’ve both got that travel bug inside us and we’re sick of settling in one place doing the same thing every day. Opening this mobile catering business will give us the freedom to travel around, visit new places and hopefully still allow us to save some money for an overseas trip here and there. Read more

Starting-up our own mobile catering business

07/12/2015 Main

Starting-up our own mobile catering business

Hello I’m back, Anthony here. I really do hope you’ve enjoyed my first few posts about Jobs & Employment. You may remember in my last blog, I mentioned how I had been working for the same Company 10-years and was in need of a new career path. I’d say I flirted with the idea of training to be a crime scene investigator, but you know I’d be lying. As glamorous as it looks, I don’t think it’s the career for me. Read more

Job seeking, looking for a New Challenge

30/11/2015 Main

Job seeking, looking for a New Challenge

As I’ve mentioned in the previous post, I’ve just come out of employment with a company for 10 years so I’m ready for a new challenge. It would obviously be easier to stick to what I know but I’ve spent the last 10 years working at a desk, sat at a computer, answering the phone. I wanted something completely different, something I had no experience in previously but where I could hopefully adapt some of the skills I learnt. I’m happy to do courses if required and achieve the relevant qualifications if there’s something fresh and new that particularly interests me. My old job paid an ok wage of around 25k before tax but that was at management level and it was hard-work for the money. Working long hours on shift. Ideally I wanted more pay, something more active and definitely something more interesting. Read more

Unemployment across the UK

23/11/2015 Main

Unemployment across the UK

I was very aware that as I now found myself unemployed, I would be adding to the statistics of unemployment in the UK. I’ve always worked and have never been out a job for long so I was determined to find something as quick as possible. Not only do I have the obvious bills to pay but I do tend to get a little bored just sitting around at home. I’ve never been much for hobbies and I don’t really read so I’d just find myself watching TV all day. I like the challenge of a new job and learning new skills is always handy. I tried to do it as much as possible in my old job, working for a Telecommunications company, but I found it was now time for a fresh challenge. Read more

 

Jobs and Employment

14/11/2015 Main

Jobs and Employment 

Hey folks, my names Anthony and I’d just like to welcome you to my blog about Jobs and Employment. Not the most exciting of subjects to talk about I know but since I’ve been spending the last few months looking for new employment after working in the same Company for around 10 years, I thought I’d spend a little time talking about some of the things I’ve learned during this period of unemployment.