27 January 2012

Across continents

The CJS Team are scattered across the continents this week, almost but not quite literally, IT is being working on transatlanticly (is that a real word, I think I just coined it) whist KH's head is in Melbourne for the tennis at the Australian Open and HB is partially in Dubai for the 2nd Pakistan-England cricket test match.  Isn't the internet wonderful? (when it works comes the muttered response down the corridor).  We realise that we're not really demonstrating examples of good office practice but it keeps us sane (and in the office and at least pretending to work).
Are you doing the Big Garden Bird Watch?  I'm looking forward to a lovely pot of tea, heap of buttered toast, pad, pen, lots of lovely birds (although not too many chaffinches at one time please, I go cross eyed trying to count them all and generally give up at twentysomething) and David Attenborough's Desert Island Discs. So that's my Sunday morning sorted, a lovely way to pass the time when you're incapacitated (still, and it's driving me round the bend, only another 6-10 weeks to go!)
This week's Weekly contains the first Volunteer practical work days, these have been online only until now but we think they really should be included in the Weekly edition. From 2012 onward the last edition of each month will include details of those occurring in the coming month. Organisers can send details of their work days to Helen via the online form or email direct to training@countryside-jobs.com.  AW's working through her second online Weekly and it's almost there.  The paper edition is rolling off the printers and will be dispatched overnight.  This week you're getting 17 pages with 68 new paid posts of which 61 came direct to CJS there are 14+ volunteer placements and full details of this week's news.