Archives: Our Jillian

Jillian 18 – A New York State of Mind.

May 1, 2015 | By Colin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

I know. Another travel thingy. But I can only report what the lovely Jillian tells me. And this is what I have for this week. Not sure when this was but she was in New York for a week with a girlfriend and doing all the usual touristy exploring things including the ‘hop-on / hop-off’ • Read More »

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Jillian 17 – Humour (Again)

April 25, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

I couldn’t let it go. Seemed like a metaphor for all that we have lost in our modern world. Humour; laughter; funny. What does it all mean? Why do we have laughing groups in almost every country in the world? What is  all about? Babies and children seem to smile and laugh at many things • Read More »

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Jillian 16 – Words

April 18, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Power of Words

A while ago Jillian was telling me about a girl in her primary school when she was quite young. They had a reading class; she remembers they were sitting outside so it was a nice day, and this girl, Janice was her name, had trouble reading one particular word. It was very early in Jillian’s • Read More »

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Jillian 15 – Humour

April 11, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Alcohol - Funny

The other day I asked Jillian (it being the Comedy Festival in Melbourne where I live), what humour meant to her. “Something that makes me laugh”, she quickly said. “OK.” I passed the baton back to her. “What makes you laugh?” Not unexpectedly she replied, “Something that is funny.” There you have it. The perfectly • Read More »

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Jillian 14 – Wine Incident

March 28, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Jillian 14 – Wine Incident (For the beginning of these snippets please follow this link. http://career-change-strategies.com.au/fun-training-offers/meet-my-friend-jillian/) On one of her return visits to New Zealand when she was a bit older, Jillian spent a bit of time in WINDY WELLINGTON. (Remember the visit we spoke of when she was a sales person?) Well it was • Read More »

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Jillian 13a – 2nd School Incident (Continued)

March 20, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Jillian 13a – 2nd School Incident (Continued) For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/fun-training-offers/meet-my-friend-jillian/ “Where were we?” Jillian asked when we next met. “Think I left you on a bit of cliff, hanging on my every word?” She smiled. Guess our Jillian is beginning to enjoy this. “Sir 2? Is that where we • Read More »

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Jillian 13 – 2nd School Incident

March 12, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Following on from our discussion of weird and wonderful incidents in her life, (perhaps this might lead to a few more stories – let’s see where this take us), Jillian spoke of another school incident. A different school, different town, different teacher and a year older. The teacher Sir2 was probably only year 2 or • Read More »

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Jillian 12 – School Incident

March 7, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Sometimes I ask people to tell me about one or two of the weirdest things things that have happened to them at certain times of their lives. Can be fun to listen to the answers. Can be enlightening. Can sometimes explain things about life that you • Read More »

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Jillian 11 – Family

February 25, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ We’ve never talked much about family here, but Jillian has one brother and one sister. I can remember two things she told me about her brother. He was a bit of a wild one. I’d like to say his name was Jack or John, but that • Read More »

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Jillian 10 – Worst Travel Experience (Again)

February 18, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

“It doesn’t really fit into best or worst categories,” Jillian said once when we were talking about her travel experiences. Still? Yes, I know, but they are always interesting. “There was once in Glasgow quite a few years ago, when I was staying with a friend of my mother’s. It had been a long and • Read More »

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Jillian 9a – Worst Travel Experience … continued

February 12, 2015 | By Colin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Wellington Airport. Waiting at the antiquated and squealing, jerking baggage carousel. Finally it stopped. Nothing for Jillian. Okaaaay. What now? It was then that it hit our friend Jillian. SHE HAD NOTHING. Her business clothes, fresh undies, toiletries, make-up, hair-brush the paperwork and stuff for her • Read More »

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Jillian 9 – Worst Travel Experience

February 3, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Well Jillian could only think of one worst experience. I’d have bet on more – but I only really wanted one so this is good. Here goes. It was early in a year we won’t mention. Jillian had some business meetings in Wellington in NZ. And • Read More »

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Jillian 8 – Best Travel Experience

January 20, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

One of the questions I ask travellers is, “What is the best experience you have had?” Usually takes a few moments thought, but I have found it makes for a lot of interesting stories. Some you might wonder how they made it into the category. For instance this story is surely one of the more • Read More »

Jillian 7 – Aftermath

January 15, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Well I have now had a little chat with the lady, and we have reached a kind of understanding. Soon not yet, I am going to be able to continue our saga. She needs a bit more time apparently, not sure why but … A cupla new rules. I have to check stuff with her • Read More »

Jillian 6 – Rant

January 6, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Our Jillian.

“That’s just like you. Men. You are all the same. never listen. Just get it into your head that you know it all and off you go.” Top of the voice stuff, this. Red face and erratic motions of hands and arms as well. This is really starting to be a big deal. I’ll cut • Read More »

Jillian 5 – NZ Shakin’ All Over

January 1, 2015 | By Colin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

I remember one time in NZ. We were with a group of people – all ages. I have known Jillian for some time. It was late evening, we were talking, having a bite to eat and a couple of wines. Chateau cardboard at that time and only a few. The longer, more dedicated drinking sessions • Read More »

Jillian 4 – The world Traveller

December 25, 2014 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Oh Jillian. Well, I left the management business alone after that. Not sure what the problem is, but as she says, not my business. So we moved on. The next time I saw her we talked about other things. She had just returned from an overseas trip, so I asked about that. Jillian travels a • Read More »

Jillian 3 – Management

December 22, 2014 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

The next time I saw Jillian, I asked her about the management situation. “Not ’cause I’m prying or anything like that,” I said, “Just interested.” I mean you are well educated and your credentials for the job you are doing are impeccable. I reckon you’d be liked by everyone. I guess I am not sure • Read More »