My week in Salford (and lovely things to come)

As you know I have been working away in London for the last 5 weeks trying to get my head around a new computer system in order to train hundreds of Prince’s Trust staff how to use it. Well this week, that training started in earnest when I trained some of our staff alongside the lovely Laura from Dundee. I had the first day jitters initially, but by the second day they settled down and we ended up having a really good couple of days.

I have been doing IT Training for about 15 years on and off, but this is the first time I have ever trained people on a system I didn’t know inside out. But the fact that it seemed to go ok and the feedback was good, has given me so much confident that I feel good about the sessions I am doing solo next week.

Actually, next week sees me going to Leicester for the week and as I have never been I am interested to see what it’s like. I am going on my own, which means 4 x nights in the Ibis Leicester, but I am back on Thursday night so it’s not too bad.

Also, this weekend is our last “free” weekend before the Christmas hoopla kicks in.. namely:

So lots to look forward to and I think that this weekend I might pick up my vlogging camera. I have really neglected my YouTube Channel over the last couple of months due to work things but as Christmas approaches and VLOGMAS tickles my creativity – I think it’s time to start filming.

Happy days!

G x

55 years & St George’s Hall

So the last week M and I have felt like we were crawling to the end of the week.  If you have read some of my earlier blogs, you will know we’ve had a rough old year so far and as of Friday 4th September, we had 9 days off work.. bliss. 

But before Friday I had lots of work things to get sorted, which included a visit to St George’s Hall in Liverpool (more in a bit). However on Thursday it was my amazing mother and father-in-law’s 55th Wedding Anniversary. Wow, I think that is an amazing achievement and we celebrated with them at a lovely restaurant in Manchester called Albert’s Shed.

We had a great night and it was lovely to see everyone. Also, one other exciting thing, was that as we parked up at the restaurant, we came across some young people practising free running….

So that was Thursday and then on Friday, I had to visit St George’s Hall in Liverpool to see the rooms ready for a work event in November called “Celebrate Success“. The Prince’s Trust hosts these awards to celebrate the achievements of the young people we work with. This year it’s going to hosted by Simon Rimmer and I have to say that St George’s Hall is going to be an amazing venue…

Stunning no?!

Then of course, the most exciting thing, is that we off to Anglesey for a few days soon for a bit of R&R, bit of walking, fish & chips and on one of the days a bit of pampering… can’t wait. 

G x 



The Prince’s Trust – 25 Years of Team

So I may have mentioned before, but I work for The Prince’s Trust which is a national youth charity which was started by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1976. I am very proud to work for such an amazing charity and in particular, I work on one of the programme we deliver called “Team”.

Team is a 12 week personal development programme which helps young people improve their skills and self confidence. The team programme has now been running for 25 years and as such, HRH has made us a little video, which I wanted to share with you all.. enjoy  G X