Mr Muhammad Ali, you are my brother

In the week of the anniversary of the Rumble in The Jungle

There was a time people hated the greatest for not going to war. To war. To kill people who to paraphrase the great man “never called me nigger”.

Muhammad Ali was not perfect, but then no man or woman is.

But never let nationalism, xenophobia or politics keep you from the morals that Mother Nature gave you.

It’s getting ridiculous when I can’t even get an interview for the job listed here

I mean seriously, I applied for this job three hours after it had been posted and the website said they’d received less than 10 applications at the time. A week has come and gone and like the ad says, if 7 days pass with no word, you’ve been unsuccessful.
Unsuccessful for a job that requires data entry on an iPad.  They needed 6 people and I didn’t even get a call back. Seriously? I despair. (the typos in the ad are theirs, not mine)

Data Input Administrator x 6

We are currently recruiting for 6 Administrators to work for a Local Authority in their Freedom Passes department.

The purpose of this role is assist members of the community with the renewal of their freedom passes. This will involve data entry into IPads.

This position is based at various libraries in the Borough of Sutton. We are looking for 6 Administrators to work Monday – Friday 09.00am – 16.00pm starting on the 5th of November for 5 weeks but could go on longer depending on demand.

Due to the nature of this work we are looking for candidates who have excellent attention to detail. You must be carm and patient due to the nature of the work. Customer service’s experience is essential.

Please not that due to the volume of applications if you do hear from Adecco with 7 days of your application then you have not been successful on this occasion.Adecco is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

NaNoWriMo and new script excitement


I was going back and forth over different ideas and whether I was even going to do NaNoWriMo this year but I’ve now decided on what I’m going to do and I’m pretty excited.

Last year I knew months in advance that I was going take on the challenge and had a firm idea on what I wanted to do and had a plan as well. I know a lot of people go into it with very little or even no preparation and see what they come up with but I wanted to use it as a platform for getting my first novel underway, which is why I set myself the challenge of doing 80,000 words instead of 50,000, which I achieved.

This year I have a vague, actually a very vague, idea that came to me ages ago in the form of a couple of scenes that just came into my head and that I thought were cool. I saw it as a script first but think it will work really well as a 50,000 word, straight to the point novel. The storyline will revolve around two teenage charlatan mediums who prey on the vulnerable but end up falling foul of things they never believed existed.

New Script

I’ve also got a new script that I’m going to write (maybe before Halloween, we’ll see) that is going to be a psychosexual horror. It’s going to be a ten page script – give or take a couple of pages but ten is the aim – set in a house out in the sticks.

The basic backstory is: A young man moves to the house with the sick mother he has looked after for a long time and, using money inherited from a family members death, renovates what is a very old home into something modern. What they don’t know is what they’ve disturbed and awoken by doing so.

It takes place over a 24 hour period during the visit of the young mans sister.