4.1.21, back to work- freedom.

Today was the official start back after the New Year break. Everyone was in a good mood, wishing each other Happy New Year, and getting back in to the groove. For me this return was so nice, because it was relaxed. I have not been able to have a relaxed start to the year, or…

office makeover

We all love a makeover, right? I especially love rearranging the furniture. It appeals to my creative side and stops me getting bored with my surroundings. In my new role, I get quite a large office, just for me. I think the office is at least 40 years unchanged. It has a huge wooden desk…

return of the mojo

This week was my first week in my new job……………………. It was just great, I feel so energised. Each day I would return home from the office feeling like I had actually achieved something. Each day, I would feel the glow of actually being useful and making a difference. Every morning I would wake early,…

Day 44, venturing out

Today I had to go to the office, there was stuff to print and have signed, and there was a program to use that only works in the office!! At the office I would say I was the only none Chinese person in, apart from the receptionist. Everyone was wearing a mask, which made some…

Day 43, maintaining focus

I think a lot of us are having difficulty continuing to focus on the daily work during this prolonged period of home office. I was reading some headline on Linkedin today about that we should not expect this time to be like before, because the times are not like before. We need to be kind…

day 29, asleep on the job.

My goodness, we have been a month working from home now. Kitty is becoming more and more annoying, erm integrated into the home office. She spent a lot of time leaping onto my desk today and trying to muscle in on what I was doing, or otherwise falling asleep. This does not make it all…

day 21: Kitty in charge

So after 3 weeks of Home office, Kitty seems to think she needs to muscle in on what I am doing. She insisted on sitting on my lap whilst I was calling with a colleague, and then kept a close eye on me afterwards. Maybe she was checking that I was not slacking. Fortunately she…

day 16

my co-worker did not come to the office this morning, she chose to stay in bed. Lucky her. I, on the other hand, suddenly had an abundance of work came in. My boss called me and asked me to summarise all the measures that Switzerland is taking to help companies at this time into one…

day 9 迪诶儿

I thought I should use some of today to try and improve myself at this time. 5 years in a Chinese company and I am ashamed to say I still cannot pronounce a lot of my colleagues names. So I decided to try and learn some mandarin during this time of staying indoors. I have…

day 8

Kitty was really not so happy today, my husband went out. This made her super restless, lots of miaowing and jumping in and out of the bath. Well I think it was due to him going out, but it may have been kitty constipation. So Hubby went for a walk, alone, in the hills, whilst…