Monday, June 14, 2010

Back to work...

Have just spent a day at work, at a meeting for the planning of a project. Yep, back on the environmental stuff - I have 4 months work spread over the next year. That is, in theory it's 4 months work, but in practice it could be more (although the pay won't increase!). However, working for an environmental NGO is like that. You do what is necessary to do a good job -- because it's worthwhile and ... well ... don't tell my boss, but it's fun. If you want a 9 to 5 job, forget it. If you want challenge and a chance to see the most exciting rainforest on earth, then there's nothing to beat it.

And in between, I squeeze in the writing. So I guess there will be more blogs from exotic places and pix of me doing copy edits on top of a rainforest tree with an orang utan or something else equally bizarre. Ok, so that's a slight exaggeration.

One of the best things about this kind of work is my fieldwork mates. Interesting, long-term friends who share a passion, glimpses of the best places in the world -- what more can anyone ask??

Watch this space.


Jo said...

Lucky you Glenda sounds like a good deal all round even if the pay isn't fabulous. Picture me green.

Jo said...

I just read this in an ezine I receive regularly. I immediately thought of you.

At the end of a sentence I call for tea
At the end of a paragraph, bread and b.
At the end of a page chip potatoes and hake
At the end of a chapter fillet steak
But ah! when I finish the ultimate line
When I've brought to fulfillment the grand design
When I look at the thing and it's mine, all mine
Then it's Oysters, my love, with Cold White Wine!

Jan Morris, in G. Vincent's "Writers' Favourite Recipes"