Prince’s Trust: Day 32 (Tuesday 16th May 2017)

Hey everybody!

Just a small blog post for today.

The buses were severely delayed this morning so I walked the whole way. Safe to say I was more than a little soggy when I arrived.

My task today was to start on the database. I had a slight issue which was relatively simple to solve. Ash wasn’t here so I took the initative and asked for help from Microsoft Office Tech Team. Both Ash and I are very happy with the progress I am making on it. As I am over halfway through it, I’ll finish it tomorrow.

Shuaib visited me earlier today albeit briefly. It made for a nice break from the work. Speaking of breaks, I made sure I took two more breaks other than just the lunch break (even that was a working one after I had eaten – I was writing up last weeks blog posts…whoopsies…sorry!).

Speak soon,

 

LexC

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Prince’s Trust: Day 30 (Thursday 11th May 2017)

Hey everybody,

Just like I warned, Karma came knocking in footnote form. I’ve spent an entire morning correcting bad footnotes from high ranking academics. No-one likes footnoting but equally no-one likes bad footnoting either. I can’t talk though, footnotes and I are a bad match, even when I was at uni.

I’m keeping busy with copyediting and also researching into the audio software in time for tomorrow’s podcast. Still not telling you exactly what I’m doing, but maybe tomorrow I’ll give you a cheeky nudge about the organisation Ash is in charge of.

I met Lianne, she works with Ash too. She’s asked me to do this database for her and send it back to her by the end of next week. Again, I can’t tell you because it’s highly confidential and let’s face it I’d be for the high jump. No-one wants to see that!

I love a challenge and am happy to get stuck in – besides which, I’ve been told there’s no rush for the database.

Towards the end of today, Ash, Andre and myself sat down and discussed the programme and how to use the software for the podcasts tomorrow. The last time I used it, I was still at school (around about a decade ago… brrr – sorry, that was a shiver going down my spine). My knowledge of how to use it is quite foggy (it’s like training a muscle, the more you use it, the easier and the quicker it is to pick-up). It’s still a work in progress but we managed it between the three of us – just about.

After the day was over, I stayed behind to do yesterday’s blog and to have dinner with the local community. Of course, me trying to upload a blog post amongst distractions, it never actually came to fruition.

All in all, a good productive day.

Speak soon,

 

LexC

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P.S. Note to self: Must take more breaks.