Sunday 16 April 2017, in Journal
*dusts off website*
Hello, readers. Once again, it’s been a while. Not long after my last post, I quit my former job, where I’d been for eleven years – thirteen if you count the freelance work I did for them before they hired me. It was a long and enriching experience, one that introduced me to my current line of work and Paris. I went from being a translator specializing in IT, to a functional systems and software tester, to analyst and eventually manager. My new job started just over a month ago, and has given me more opportunities, as well as a project in Paris proper. If you follow my Instagram feed, you’ll have noticed pictures of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, more often called by its shorthand “BnF” here. I am indeed lucky enough to be a few hundred meters from it.
The cats are still doing well. Kanoko turns nine in a month, which has caused me something of a midlife crisis on his behalf. My kitten now has mild arthritis! The veterinarian recommended a change of diet, which in Kanoko’s case means of store-bought wet food “treats”. Every evening I divvy up a package of wet food as a treat for the cats – it’s the only food they get that has grains in it, so I suspect going for better food will make a difference. Meanwhile, Susu will turn six this August. She’s still as bouncy and chatty as ever.