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About a year ago i got my CV reviewed and professionally written . I have now decide to convert back to my old CV with a few adjustments to the layout. Over the months i have looked at my new CV and changed wording in this Professionally written CV , because quite frankly most of it made me cringe when i read it . I recently sent off this professionally written CV to the firm that had revamped my old CV. This is their reply in brief At first glance, I can see you have broad skills and experience that may be attractive to an employer and may get you through an ATS system. Overall, however, your CV does not make me sit up, take notice and compel me to take action to invite you to interview. I am concerned that your CV could be lost amongst the many and not generate the level of interviews you should be getting. When i replied to this email and pointed out that it was there work , surprisingly I did not get a reply . my advise do your own CV in your own words, you can pick up loads of tips and layouts on the web for free .
Be Careful with Vodafone . After almost two decades I decided to leave Vodafone . I was given an verbal early settlement fee over the phone , only to find two weeks later a bill can in nearly £200 more than the verbal quote

Beautiful Hotel in beautiful surroundings
Peter was on to his second pint when he stood up to look out again. Two people came out of the hotel, a woman and his gentleman friend. They both stood for a while talking, then they kissed and went off in opposite directions. The woman started walking towards Peter. He watched as she walked past and looked her up and down. She carried on down to Whitechapel Road and turned left; Peter followed. She entered the tube station and purchased a ticket; he quickly followed. She boarded the Northbound District line, Peter followed. The train pulled into Mile End where she alighted and made her way to the Central line. She got on the next train heading west, and Peter followed. She only went the one stop, which was Bethnal Green. Peter followed her out of the station, and watched her turn into Bethnal Green Gardens. The path through the gardens was quiet so he decided to take this opportunity to confront this woman. He quickened his pace. ‘Excuse me.’ She turned her head but carried on walking. ‘Excuse me,’ repeated Peter.
She turned again and stopped. ‘Yes?’ she protested.
Peter couldn’t help noticing the scar on her left cheek. ‘I know you don’t know me but can I ask you a question?’
He could see she felt a bit uneasy. ‘It’s ok,’ he reassured her.
‘Well ask away,’ she replied.
Peter hesitated for a moment then came right out with his question: ‘Who was that man that you left the Brick Lane Hotel with?’
A look of shock formed on her face as she took several steps backwards. ‘Who are you? Why do you want to know? You’ve been following me, haven’t you? Why have you been following me?’
Peter continued in a reassuring voice, ‘There is no need to be alarmed, I only want to know his name.’
‘Look, just leave me alone. It’s got nothing to do with you who that man is, now go away before I start to scream.’ Her voice was trembling and quite loud now and it alerted a passer-by walking their dog. Peter thought it best to let it go as the dog owner had now stopped and was looking on.
‘Never mind,’ he replied and he turned to leave. He walked for about fifty yards then turned around and went back, his steps increasing as he caught up with her. He placed his arm on her shoulder, but she turned her head and pulled away.
‘Leave me alone,’ she shouted.
By now, Peter had grabbed both her arms and she struggled to free herself. ‘Who is that man? Is he the Ripper? Why is he coming back and forth from the past to the present?’ He found it hard to believe he was saying such things to a stranger.
‘What the hell are you on about?’ shouted Mary. ‘Are you fucking mad, or something?’
Peter released his grip, he knew how ridiculous he must have sounded.
Mary started to hurry away. ‘Now leave me alone or I’ll have the police onto you.’
Peter stood still, rubbing his forehead. How stupid was all that, he thought to himself. He made his way back to the exit to the park and set off home.
It may just be me but i am totally confused as to the way percentages are used these days , when i say percentages i am referring to 100% . In my younger days a 100% was the absolute, entirely , whole . Nothing was 200% or 300% .If i had 4 apples this represents the 100% of the apples i have , if a gained another 4 apples , i would have twice as many apples those 8 apples would represent the 100% of the apples i have not 200% of the apples i have . Twice as many as i did have , yes but still 100% for my present hoard of apples .

A 100% inspection is a process which requires the inspection of each individual unit or component received from a supplier to determine specification and quality compliance. you couldn't have a 150% inspection .

I would now expect all you "On Trend People" to "Reach out to me" and tell me i am wrong and that you can have +100% . No you cannot 100% is absolute


My Novel
I think, like a lot of people, I always thought that I would love to write a novel. It eventually happened, although I did wait until I was in my fifties to make it happen. I don't know where I got the idea from to write a Fictional Story based on Historic events, it just seemed to pop into my head. It took a little bit of research but that wasn't a problem as you might expect the World Wide Web is full of information about the Ripper. The story grew as I got more into the plot, I used to dictate the story in my head when driving or travelling on public transport. The funniest thing was that I actually thought the ending two thirds into writing the novel and had the final chapter written early. I was always desperate to get to a PC and type in my commuting thoughts, it led to a lot of Proofreading and a great many punctuation errors, but I did not mind this one bit as long as I got my thoughts down on paper or in this case my PC Word Document
I suppose the inspiration to write my novel came from the publication of my poetry book, after years of writing the odd poem here and there and losing some in the process, I decided to self-publish. It was a great feeling seeing my poetry book on the Amazon Website. The feeling grew when the novel appeared about 20 months later. I cannot express enough my gratitude for all the help I have received in the publishing of my book from my publisher, from the very first consultation to the finished article the team have constantly kept me up to date on the progress and have been extremely helpful and quick to respond to my many questions with a very professional and friendly approach.

My Poetry Book
This book sums up me up I think , it has lots of humorous poems .Lots of poems have been developed from jokes that I knew back in my young days. There are views on Life in the present day and from the past, Romantic ones wrote from the heart. I write when I’m inspired, sadly I have misplaced quite a few of the poems that I have written over the years and although I have tried to recreate some again they never seem to have the same feeling. The book is there to be enjoyed, easy reading and a few laughs

About Me
I grew up in a working class family. I went down to the shipyards as a young 16 year old to serve my time as a Marine Fitter. After 15 years, including my apprenticeship, I moved into the Shipbuilding offices and trained as a Planning Engineer. After three years doing this job I made my way into the big wide world and became a travelling Contractor. I worked in many places in the UK, Europe and the Far East. I am currently still working as a Planning Engineer thirty three years later. I have a wonderful wife who cares for me and three lovely daughters. I am a proud Granddad with five grandchildren who wrap me around their fingers.
11. Apr, 2016

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AN AUTHOR and poet from Habrough has planned to release his third book.
Graeme Taylor of Station Road, Habrough, said he was once told he wouldn't amount to anything, but added: "I'm not doing bad am I?"

The writer said: "I have a wonderful family, a good job and I am writing my third book."
His poetry book, My Poetry: What I Wrote, features a large selection of poems that reflect his personality, his family life and his sense of humour.

His poems are a mixture of romance, cheeky humour and emotion surrounding momentous moments in his life.
Writing the poetry book spurred him on to write a thriller called Time Has Past: In Pursuit Of The Ripper.
"I have been writing poems all my life on and off. I have a range of serious poems and fun poems, including rude ones. I had always fancied writing a book so decided to do so. I'd been watching Whitechapel which gave me inspiration to put a twist on the Ripper murders. It took me a while to get going with the idea but then it just flowed. I found writing my first novel really enjoyable," he explained.
Graeme, 61, who is originally from Newcastle, wrote his first novel in 2012. He has seen his book sold on various online retail sites.

He added: "It's a very interesting concept on the Ripper murders. The main character is a retired Army Sergeant who led a quiet life. He then finds himself in a dark era of English history where the Ripper has carried out his murders.

Both his poetry book and novel have received positive reviews which was pushed him into writing a sequel.
"It wasn't stressful writing the book at all. In fact, I was quite upset when I'd finished writing it," he said. "I was very proud of myself because it was something I had always wanted to do and that's another reason why I've decided to write a sequel."Copy link to paste in your message

Graeme has been asked to donate his poems to poetry collections from other poem enthusiasts. His poems have featured in poetry books all over the world. He said: "There's such a mixture there. My poems are inspired by different things that happen in my life – including my grandchildren. Whereas my book was inspired by a TV programme.

"I often think about writing a play but that takes a lot of time. It's something to think about and have in the pipeline though."

Graeme has a website, which like his literature, has a variety of content on board.

His website houses a range of information about himself, his family and other quirky add-on such as 'my thoughts'.
He has extracts from his books, a blog and subject poetry about his granddaughter and funny poetry. I want to engage with people and I want them to see what I am like and where my ideas comes from," he said.
"I am a family man with an odd sense of humour and I enjoy writing. Both poetry and thrillers. Although I was never really interested in writing or English at school, my ideas have seem to come out pen to paper.
"I am proud of my achievements, I am proud of my life and I am so proud of my family and the fact I can include them in my passion makes it even more enjoyable."

So if you're into thrillers or poetry or fancy reading a new book with an impending sequel over the festive period, or if you would like to know more about Graeme and his books, please visit his website: where you will be able to purchase his books and keep up-to-date with any developments and offers.
He has various offers available for customers.

My Poetry: What I Wrote is available to buy on Amazon for £5.99 and Time Has Past for £6.99.
Everyone has a religion of their choice
In their religion, they truly rejoice
Some shout louder you hear their voice
Some utter with tense vocal chords - devoice
Their religions cry out for love and peace
All animosity and hatred decrease
All violence and all fighting to hopefully cease
And make peaceful harmony the centrepiece
If this is true then let me say
Why are some religious people not this way?
For being different the price we pay
The God they worship and betray
If cultures offend and cloud your ideals
Be offended my others and see how it feels
Hidden behind a faith and what it reveals
For the victims of crime there are no appeals
Take a step back and contemplate your fate
When you finally arrive at whatever gate
Don’t assume the cleaning of the slate
The burdens of a misguided Hate
Having a accent from the North East can be a disadvantage at times .
Today i was standing at the Checkout at Aldi's in Hessle , Hull . I had 20 bottles of beer on the belt , the woman behind me was admiring my Hoard, i jokingly said 'I'm staying in tonight' she replied 'oh thank you very much and moved ahead of me in the checkout queue ....??????