Construction Skills Certification Scheme

Finally things at work are moving forward a bit. Last week I went to a meeting to help evaluate one of the depots that the Maintenance Response Team work out of, and afterwards I was invited down to the depot to meet the guys and see how things are done from their perspective.

While having the invite is good, as I get to meet the guys I wouldn’t really be allowed to do anything with them unless I had a certificate to say I was aware of Health & Safety regulations. Thankfully three of us have been put forward to get our CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) cards, which allows us on site while they are working and to pitch in to experience what they do and how they work.

I have my test on the 7th May, and have been given the go ahead to go down to the depot on the 14th May. I have to say that I am quite excited to get out with the guys on the roads.

In the mean time I will be revising for my test, so I can definitely get to go out with the guys on the roads!

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I love my job, but I also like variety. I wonder if I can have the best of both worlds?

Camber Sands

Hot weather definitely means it’s time for the beach, and that’s exactly what we did today. I took the kids to the beach at Camber Sands. Unfortunately the tide was out pretty much all day, so we didn’t really have a chance to play in the water, but there was plenty of sand, and I don’t go to the beach with out buckets and spades!

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The hole we dug ended up being around 8ft long and 4ft wide. Plenty of room for me and both kids to be buried in, which was the idea, but that’s now how it went down! Haha!

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If you’re going to the beach with the kids there should be no excuse not to bury them, and thats exactly what happened!

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They struggled so hard to get out, but eventually they managed it.

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Once we were all cleaned up it was time to play some football

Ryan tried to do a little “trick shot” to me, but ended up failing miserably.

Dene Park

Dene Park is a lovely wooded area not that far from Tonbridge. I discovered it last year just searching around on Google Maps for new places to explore not that long after moving to Kent.

I took my sister there late last year when it was still a bit chilly. This year I wanted to take the kids so they could explore with us. It was that nice even jackets weren’t needed!

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Dover

It was a lovely day today so we decided to go down to Dover and look at the boats entering and leaving the docks and then explore around the White Cliffs.

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A P&O ferry coming into port to drop off passengers coming from France

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You’ve got to have a selfie with the kids. A single day without one is just wrong! I love these two so much!

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I used the Pano settings on my iPhone, and aside from their legs being cut off it’s a nice photo of them

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Yeah there is more than just one selfie with the kids.

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Told you! It just has to be done!

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We got to the lighthouse, but didn’t realise you had to pay to get in? Atrocious! Oh well they were nice and let the kids play with a kite, which I thought was cool. I’ve not flown one since I was a kid.

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We all had a go with the kite, and really enjoyed it. I might just have to buy one at some point.

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Over all it was a good day, although the wind was quite chilly on the coast that day.

Just a small video of how high up the cliffs really are.