Friday, 18 December 2015

Changes are a coming...

This week has been testing my patience severely. In our pharmacy the dispensary is closed for two additional days over Christmas and as such everyone has ordered an extra month of prescriptions, doubling our workload. Now as I work for a large multiple there are no extra staff or overtime so it's like hell. Now if people could be pleasant and wait patiently for the 5 - 15 minutes it may take to complete their prescription everything would be fine, but no they all get irate at me that they can't have it instantly. It's like the other 5 people waiting are invisible to them! My tolerance for rudeness has been worn down in the 10 years I've been doing this job and it's time for a change.

Some of you may remember I went for a job interview at least 6 months ago. The company had a few issues but have now offered me a job as a clinical pharmacist going round GP's surgeries and carrying out reviews on different patient groups. It's very nerve wrecking to leave a stable job but I feel I've got to take a chance at a job I may love. It's a lot more travelling and I've got to work 4 days so I'll have one day less with the kids. I'm finding the thought of leaving them more very, very hard. I just can't let the opportunity pass without giving it a go, or I feel I'll always regret it. So I'm going for it and in February I'll be starting a new job, eeek!

This week I saw Kev on Thursday and we had a preserving session; we made Caramelised red onion chutney, gooseberry jam, Blackcurrant and apple jam and redcurrant jam. We are getting like pros, we did all four in no time. The kids were fantastic and played together beautifully, leaving us adults to the kitchen. Kev's going back to work soon though so his wife is in for a lot more time with our group of mums, it'll be great to have her!

I've made the red onion chutney loads of times and I know we all love it. It matures really well too so a big batch can be eaten straight away and a few pots can sit in the back of the cupboard. This is the original link that I got the recipe from. 

I hope everyone's Christmas preparations are going well, the suspense in our house is palpable. When I get home from work I realise that it's not as important as it seems when I'm there, my family is where my joy lives.


  1. Congratulations on the new job, exciting times for you and your family.

  2. You really are changing your lifestyle. I will be following your blog closely to see how you like the new job. Glad you and Kev got together, he and his family seem like really good folks.

  3. Don;t worry about the job - it's the right choice and will look great on your CV! Really enjoyed Thursday, was great fun! I guess next time we'll have to do our preserving on the weekend!

  4. we are sending you all love and hope that you have a very merry christmas and a happy new year! we look forward to what guys get up to in the new year!

    your friends,
    kymber and jambaloney