And I'm back in the room.

Where do the days go? Forget the days... the weeks fly by and before I know it, I've missed months of blogging and I'm reading and playing catch up on all your posts and drowned in a sea of bloggy friendship misses.

I'm back in the room and (hopefully) here for a loooooooong while. When did I last post? Oh my goodness, June 5th!!! 2 months ago! I was still working at school and still looking ahead to finishing and I haven't told you everything that is happening in my life and oh my goodness it has been fun and... stop!

Go and get a cuppa. This might take some time.

So, my life at the moment. I am working with this man (just kidding!) who is just the best husband a gal could have. He's training me up into the dark side of the force and showing me how to manipulate people (well, insurance companies at least) to pay out for injuries.

This is where I work. It's an office, and there's not a lot you can do to make an office different except to be Google when Different gets kind of samey samey after a while. We have an elegant, refined office, with settees and tea canisters and computers and everything that makes an office an office.

I designed it and painted it and moved the furniture in and make the tea and do the photocopying and do anything and everything that needs to be done. And very often I get all the work I HAVE to do done by, oh, say 3pm. Then the rest of the time is mine. Like now. I am writing this sat on my office chair. I'm happy to be here.

We get people through the door as well. We need at least 3 a week with reasonable claims to make the place pay. Last week we only had 2, but one had 3 cases so that makes up for the shortfall. And I am the social media person who spends hours in the morning on Twitter and Facebook and the blog; that's the firm blog not mine, obs.

We had an interesting discussion about what my name/title should be. Am I the receptionist, the legal secretary, the office manager, the office junior, the cleaner, the caretaker, the IT consultant, the social media consultant or what???? Since I am, actually, all of those things the title Office Ninja suits me best. I creep around, do what has to be done and creep off again. If you see me then I'm not doing my job properly!

I'm still tutoring, but I haven't anybody lined up for October, by which time we should know if this is going to work or we are on a hiding to nothing. If Peter Kneale Solicitor is a go, then I am quite happy to be an Office Girl and not teach again.

The firm has an active online presence, natch. Somebody left me next to a computer and said "We need to get out there, but it can't cost anything." Challenge me, why don't you? So I have a favour to ask. A MASSIVE favour, but I know you'll do it, because bloggers are all awesome.
Could you please find Peter Kneale Solicitor on Facebook and Twitter and like the pages or follow us? You can share as well if you're feeling kind, but just the like is good. And if any of you are feeling uber generous, you could link back to the firm page at  Google like lots of links with white hat optimisation, and every one helps.

I will tell you about my last days in school and the presents I got another time. You will be back, won't you?
And if you miss me and want to connect better, then find me on Facebook where I am Jo Kneale, on Twitter where I am @AngelKneale and on instagram where I am angeljem5.


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    1. Very! He's worried I'll be bored until the clients start pouring in, but since it means I can spend hours on the internet reading blogs and writing others, I'm happy!

  2. Hope it all goes well. I think your planners will come in to their own in an office environment, a good excuse if ever I heard one for stash enhancement.

    1. My stash is quite large enough, thank you! And I'm still searching for the elusive perfect planning system! Only the third version this week, that's not bad!

  3. Wow! That looks amazing! You've obviously worked really hard to pull it all together, Jo, and you should be super-proud when you sit in your new office (especially as I think that your achievements on The Chase were involved too :) ). Wishing you lots of success in your new venture xx

    1. Thank you! And I hope you'll bear us in mind when you need a solicitor ;-)
      It is good to know that the place has been done on a budget and with little professional input. One of those "Yes! I can do this!" moments in life.

  4. Oooh, well done and good luck for it! I am sorry that I am not on Facebook or Twitter, so i can't help in that way, but I hope it will succeed. You've done a lot and I think Office Ninja is a brilliant name for you!!

    1. I love my title;and my job description which is anything and everything whenever I need it to be!

  5. Office ninja - I love it. I wish I'd thought of that when I got to choose my job title many years ago!!!!


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