Pipers Piping: Eleven of my favourite things
Lords a-Leaping: Ten things I like about my personality
Ladies Dancing: Nine facts about my body
Maids a-Milking: Eight things I like about my friends
Swans a-Swimming: Seven foods I dislike
Geese a-Laying: Six quirks
Golden Rings: Five shiny things I like
Calling Birds: Four things I dislike about my life
French Hens: Three rivals/enemies
Turtle Doves: Two people I like
Partridge in a Pear Tree: My one love
1. I don't like that my Dad is a lifelong heavy smoker and that he's now starting to reap the benefits of what he's sown. He's 71 and hobbles around breathlessly like an 85 year old :(
2. I don't particularly like my job that much any more. I work for a nice organisatuion with nice people, and the salary and benefits are good. I don't hate it, and although the job pisses me off sometimes, it could be a whole lot worse. Sometimes, though, I have to bite my tongue so hard because I just cannot buy into a lot of the old cobblers that, as an HR practitioner, I'm supposed to embrace.
3. I don't like that the next step to me escaping from HR and doing a job that really engages me, is prohibitively expensive, and unless I can secure some kind of funding, then it looks like my hopes of a career change into graphic design have gone the way of Dean's amulet.
4. I don't like that I went grey young and have to spend a fortune on getting my hair dyed.